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Sept. 17, 2018
After starting a boutique online earlier this year, Carrie Thompson has moved her business to Minnesota Avenue.
Thompson launched Butterfly Boutique in February. She previously sold LuLaRoe apparel.
“I really just wanted to have more than clothes, so it seemed like the logical step to say goodbye to LuLaRoe and do my own thing,” she said.
She started it gearing merchandise toward stay-at-home mom “comfy, casual wear, but I have a lot of customers who need business wear,” she said. “So it’s a pretty good mix. You can definitely go day to night. I try to keep everything comfortable and casual but work appropriate if needed.”
She carries sizes small through 3XL and merchandise changes about every other week, she said. There are no items more than $50.
She moved into a space inside the Southway Center at 2123 S. Minnesota Ave., suite A within the past week.
That has allowed her to add jewelry, scarves and coffee mugs to her merchandise mix. She also makes crafts and anticipates selling them.
Another unique line, PoppyClips and Fitclips, are magnetic clips that can change a waistline or accent a pant line.
Thompson said she’s focusing her business on customer service and showing what can be done with the merchandise.
“I do a lot of outfits,” she said. “I go live every Thursday night on my Facebook page and either show new products or styling. I try on everything myself.”
Butterfly Boutique is open from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday, 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. She also plans to start offering ladies nights and private shopping parties.
After starting Butterfly Boutique online earlier this year, Carrie Thompson has moved her business to Minnesota Avenue.