Welcome to Beaus and Belles Boutique! I'm Korina, one of the owners, and I'm so happy you dropped by to learn a little more about us.
I always dreamed of owning a boutique one day, but it never was the right time. I worked all over the east coast for ten years doing mineral research for various companies. I was considered self-employed, but they really owned everyone, lol. Anyway, after ten years of bouncing my family around, I decided to go home and just be a stay-at-home mom. Well, the jokes on me because I can't sit still! My brain just goes - all the time.
Three years before I left the oil and gas business, I had opened up a consignment store. I started making personalized shirts and accessories with my cutting machine and heat press. It was very successful; however, my husband was moving up north, so I closed the business down to move with him. But once we moved out, his job fell through.
So I started selling items from my home through Facebook. When my job fell through, I moved home and kept selling (mostly girl items). A couple of years later, my two sisters-in-law approached me about adding boys and opening up a storefront.
We started with vinyl, then added sublimation, embroidery, screen printing, and, most recently, laser engraving/cutting. There isn't much for kids in our area, so we are happy to provide these services to our community. We have fun and laugh a lot - it doesn't seem like work to us. I truly love what we do!
Thanks for taking the time to get to know us a little better. Enjoy your shopping!