ANSLEY—Three generations of Fenton ladies celebrated the grand opening of Livvia’s Boutique in Ansley. Lori Racicky said her daughter Whitney Fenton has dreamed of owning a business for years and that dream became a reality on Wednesday afternoon. Livvia’s Boutique is named after Whitney’s daughter, Livvia.
The business originally started out with online sales in March 2018 but has expanded to the storefront property in downtown Ansley. Lori and Whitney loved online boutique shopping and decided they wanted to bring those styles and opportunities to smaller towns.
“It means a lot,” Whitney Fenton said. “It’s been a dream for a long time and it’s been a long process getting here so we’re finally here!”
The boutique carries a variety of women’s clothes from high school girl age to older generations of women. The co-owners said they hope to draw in crowds from all over the area and are gearing items toward a variety of ages and sizes, from petite to plus size.
Items such as cardigans, sweaters, t-shirts, dresses, tumblers, keychains, bags and purses, signs and gift items are now available at the store with the possibility of expanding into some men’s clothing, western wear, and shoes in the future.
Located at 709 Main Street, the building formerly housed Country Porch and Petals before being completely gutted and updated. Lori added that the contractors finished things up on Sunday leading into a busy week and Wednesday’s open house.
“It’s awesome! An awesome feeling. We’ve put in really long nights and long days. A lot of major decisions trying to figure out what everybody wants and how to accommodate everybody. We’re glad that we’re getting the support and people are here,” Lori Racicky told KCNI/KBBN.
Livvia’s Boutique is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Ansley.