One particular of the newest boutiques in Paris is Ivy Lee, found at 2337A Lakeway Circle in the Owens Party Heart developing.
Owned by Katelyn Hamlin Shoat, the boutique may be fairly new as a brick-and-mortar setting up, but essentially has been open up for much more than a calendar year.
It was initially an online-only company operated out of her garage and spare bedroom in the 1,300-square-foot residence wherever she, her husband, Zach, and their canine lived at the time.
She said her husband has always been fantastic at serving to with her enterprise, equally when it was in their home and now that she has a business handle. They will have been married for 4 yrs following thirty day period.
They did and nonetheless do ship clothes things everywhere you go by means of her site, shopivylee.com.
“Ivy Lee Boutique is a casual and stylish women’s clothing retail outlet exactly where you can locate the ideal economical and stylish items for your closet,” the Fb page claims.
Working with her at the boutique is her mom, Kathleen Hamlin, who has 10 yrs of outfits retail knowledge from when she labored at Cato. Shoat’s cousin, Mary Kate Paschall, also performs with them.
“I received my like for clothing from Mom,” Shoat explained.
The identify of her boutique, Ivy Lee, is a tribute to her late father, Jeff Hamlin, a longtime Paris firefighter who also experienced a home insulation small business. He died just about 8 years in the past.
Ivy symbolizes everlasting lifestyle and Lee is her father’s middle identify.
“I wish he was listed here (to see my boutique),” she mentioned. “He’d be grinning ear to ear.”
Shoat reported she obtained her operate ethic from her father, for the reason that she’s been operating given that she was 16 many years previous, commencing as a hostess, then waitress at El Vaquero Mexican cafe.
She attended the University of Tennessee at Martin to big in instruction, later on switching to a advertising key, in which she acquired her diploma.
Shoat also worked for 3 years at Dan’s of Murray, prior to she and her partner made the decision to go back to Paris. They now dwell in the Sunnyside group, not also significantly from her mother’s property and near many other users of her prolonged Hamlin and Bell families.
“It’s just great to be back again right here,” she reported.
Shoat explained the powerful operate ethic she acquired from her father is a thing that is always assisted her and has been so vital to improving upon her lifestyle — and she’s been so blessed mainly because of it.
“It’s not heading to be handed to you,” she stated. “You have to do the job for it.
“Always stick to your dreams. Don’t be frightened to test — you in no way know how it will flip out.”