Still Meadow Boutique offers clothing and accessories for women | Virginie News

By MATT WELCH, the star of Winchester

WINCHESTER, Virginia (AP) – Lacey Larrick’s family had a bridal boutique on Loudoun Street Mall when she was growing up and it was a place she spent many days as a child.

Now, Larrick owns and operates Still Meadow Boutique at 17 S. Loudoun St., which is directly across the street from the Old Bridal Store Mall.

Larrick said she learned a few tricks of the trade from her family along the way and consulted with her aunt before deciding to open her own shop. That, combined with running the Apple Blossom Festival gift shop for the past two years, gave Larrick the boost she needed to take the plunge.

“I had always had in mind that I wanted a showcase, but I wasn’t really looking,” she said. “I just ran into it and felt it was the right decision to make. It was the perfect opportunity, and it was in a prime location. I’ve always liked the historic look, and the building I found was perfect for that.

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Larrick’s business started in 2019 with a website and a few social media channels selling women’s clothing.

“I wanted a place to go that was affordable and that wasn’t bigger retailers,” she said. “I didn’t like all of the styles they had released, so I decided to open my own boutique for women.”

She would list the articles on her site, then list them on social media and market them through those channels, but she quickly found it difficult to get the word out digitally.

“I’m still trying to grow in this area, but having the showcase really opened up for me a lot,” Larrick said.

When she decided to go into retail, Larrick took the plunge and started researching as many options as possible. Through this, she has found wholesalers to buy clothes, and she works to make sure that the clothes can be sold at a fair price.

It offers sizes for women from small to 3XL.

“I want to try and appeal to all body sizes,” she said.

Thinking back to that time as a child, browsing her family’s bridal store, Larrick said she could imagine herself owning something similar one day. Now that she has it, it feels natural, she said.

“It’s amazing,” she said. “Now I have another place I go to that I call my own – it’s like my second home, and I’m obsessed with it. It gives me the space and time I need to do this job and focus on my dreams.

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