Oh So Cute Monograms & Boutique celebrates its grand reopening – L’Observateur
LAPLACE – There was no doubt that Oh So Cute Monograms & Boutique would return to the community after Hurricane Ida.
After the storm, owner Hailey Chapman Ralser set about gutting the building, disposing of damaged clothing and replenishing inventory from scratch at two market events.
The fashion boutique was fully restored seven months after Hurricane Ida. On May 19, a grand reopening took place at 1145 W. Airline Hwy. in place.
Parish President Jaclyn Hotard and parish council members Warren “Bosco” Torres and Tonia Schnyder were in attendance.
“It was a long process. We really love this community and they are very supportive of us, so I was ready to come back to this area no matter how long it takes,” Ralser said.
Ralser was inspired to pursue her own business after learning the art of embroidery from her grandmother, Jane Chapman. She spent four years traveling to and from Baton Rouge and establishing a local following while balancing classes at LSU. Oh So Cute Monograms & Boutique opened in LaPlace in 2017 shortly after graduating from college.
The contemporary boutique is reminiscent of Magazine Street stores, offering stylish clothing and accessories for women of all ages and sizes. Monograms and gifts are available for special occasions.
While Hurricane Ida and the COVID-19 pandemic posed two major challenges for the growing business, Ralser said community support has been steady since reopening, and she couldn’t be more. grateful.
“I think it’s convenience,” she said. “Most people come for the service because they know us, and it’s more personal. They know someone is going to help them. This is what sets us apart. »
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.