A new boutique is set to open in a corner place in The Village at Willow Grove promising comprehensive racks of apparel for gals seeking for a adaptable wardrobe. Emily Katherine Boutique has formally moved into The Village at Willow Grove with ideas for a Grand Opening celebration weekend this Saturday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 29.
Emily Trahan is the proud operator and CEO of the store. She opened the doors to Emily Katherine Boutique’s very first area in New Iberia in 2021, afterwards growing in just the Bayou Landing Procuring Heart with Emily Katherine Gifts, specializing in dorm decor and items. The new store, at 8201 Village Plaza Court, will mark the 22-yr-aged respiratory therapist student’s third opening in a few years and entry into the Funds Region.
“I’ve quite substantially grown up in an (entreprenurial) family members,” she says. “So, I’ve generally wanted my very own business, but I also really like the health care area. Soon after COVID, I determined that I required to open up a boutique. I’ve always loved fashion and acquiring the ideal clothes and owning the right value points for every person for the reason that not everyone can manage that $200 prime.”
The Baton Rouge place occupies the previous location of Posh Boutique, now known as Oat Boutique on line. Trahan suggests when she noticed the light-weight-crammed storefront in The Village at Willow Grove, she fell in enjoy.
Trahan and her family members have spent a lot of late evenings and early mornings in the Baton Rouge store to rework the house. Within, the boutique is crammed with racks of dresses ranging from cocktail attire to casual blouses. Trahan suggests she goes to markets from the East Coastline to the West Coast to uncover pieces to inventory in her storefronts.
“We carry standard stylish trend,” Trahan states. “When you are likely for a work job interview, you can not have on a sport-day shirt. We’re gonna have video game-working day dresses as perfectly, but also the normal attire that you want to have on to go to a wonderful wedding day, a pleasant night out with some good friends or occupation interviews.”
Together with the dresses, tops, pants and other clothes items, Emily Katherine Boutique will also feature accessories, shoes and even dorm decor like pillows and artwork manufactured by New Iberia-dependent Whitney Broussard Design and style.
Aside from managing the 3 destinations, Trahan states she’s also in faculty for respiratory treatment and just begun her first semester with clinicals. She tries to constantly make time for her business enterprise after doing work as a result of her university assignments and with help from relatives.
“I form of just acquire it one day at a time,” she states. “School is my precedence, but I have my mom. If I did not have my mom, I would not be capable to do all of it. And then, I have excellent staff members that I’m in a position to rely on, and the business basically runs alone now following nearly two-and-a-fifty percent a long time.”
Ahead of the Grand Opening, Trahan states she’s excited to hook up with a much larger audience in a new metropolis.
“I’m not from Baton Rouge, so I don’t know any one, and I’m excited to satisfy individuals right here. Mainly because in New Iberia, I know everybody. I realized anyone before I opened the retail store. It’s a tiny town,” she suggests.
The Baton Rouge locale promises new clients and extra area for Emily Katherine Boutique. Trahan suggests she’s each grateful and blessed to have the prospect for advancement with her enterprise.
“I never consider anybody’s ever 100% absolutely sure that they want to do just about anything. You kind of just choose that 80% or 90% and you bounce with it and see how it goes,” she suggests. “Whenever I opened up the first (store), I didn’t know in which it was heading to consider me. But, you know, I’m happy I did it for the reason that right here I am now.”
Emily Katherine Boutique will have its Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Consumers are welcome to search the new collection and get pleasure from complimentary charcuterie cups from Bites and Boards and champagne.