Boutique expands from office to retail space

Jan. 4, 2019

A central Sioux Falls boutique is expanding.

Butterfly Boutique has moved from a second-floor office in the Southway Center on Minnesota Avenue to a ground-level retail space there.

“Now, I have five times the space,” owner Carrie Thompson said. She started the business as an online venture in February and moved into the office space in September.

In addition to women’s clothing and accessories, she sells locally made items such as home decor and screen-printed T-shirts on consignment.

“I like to support local artists,” she said. “I’ll probably add more local makers in. I have four now.”

She also plans to let other small businesses, including those in direct sales or freelancers, come in and set up a pop-up shop in the back of the store on Saturdays.

Thompson describes her new space as family-friendly. With the additional room, she created a seating area with a TV where “women can park their guys while they’re shopping.” She also has a playroom for children because “I know what it’s like to take your kids shopping.”

Thompson’s son is in Head Start, and she’s able to pick him up over the noon hour and have him stay with her at work in the afternoon.

She’s hoping to expand into clothing for children.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. During the week, she closes over the noon hour.

Online boutique moves to Minnesota Avenue

Boutique expands from office to retail space

Butterfly Boutique has moved from a second-floor office in the Southway Center on Minnesota Avenue to a ground-level retail space there.

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