Attempting an out-of-town girls’s clothes boutique within the Libby-Grove space.
Okay-La Boutique (pronounced “Kayla”) plans to open at 5718 Grove Avenue close to St. Catherine’s Faculty within the Richmond neighborhood in late April or early Could.
Okay-La makes some extent to focus its stock on objects priced beneath $100. Its choices embody denims, tops, clothes, footwear and equipment.
Co-owners Epiphany Wilcox and Lily Angel stated they landed on the placement as a result of they felt they might carve a distinct segment amongst different girls’s outfitters within the Libby-Grove space, which can be dwelling to Nellie George, Lewis and Irresistibles .
“When Lily and I have been wanting on the areas, we have been all in favour of Cary Avenue, however we noticed that there is actually nothing like Okay-La right here,” Wilcox stated.
The corporate carries largely Los Angeles-based manufacturers comparable to Mustard Seed and Costume Discussion board in addition to manufacturers outdoors america.
“Coming spring and summer time, there shall be garments of flowers; Very flirtatious, very female,” Wilcox stated.
The Richmond retailer is a part of an enlargement push by Okay-LA, which presently has a retailer in Charlotte, North Carolina. Wilcox stated the corporate plans to open extra areas in Virginia Seashore and Charleston, South Carolina. The corporate can be trying to construct an in-house clothes line.
The clothes retailer has 1,960 sq. ft of Libby-Grove house and was beforehand occupied by the CCH Assortment.
Michael Morris, Jim McVey and Thomas Linde of Commonwealth Industrial Companions represented the owner within the lease negotiations.
Okay-La primarily focuses on its brick-and-mortar operations, though it additionally operates a web-based retailer. Wilcox, who lately moved from Charlotte to Richmond, will oversee the native outpost.
“I really moved to Richmond a yr in the past and completely beloved it,” Wilcox stated. “We thought it could be very becoming to carry it to Richmond after I received right here.”
Wilcox stated she is recruiting 4 workers, together with a retailer supervisor. The corporate can be on the lookout for native fashions.
One other pending newcomer menswear retailer within the Libby-Grove neighborhood is Beecroft & Bull’s, which plans to maneuver its Richmond location to the previous La Grande Dame house this spring. Native girls’s clothes retailer Rosewood Clothes Firm lately reopened in a brand new fan house.