Take-off of local boutique BLK Luxe – The Famuan

Alexis Nelson, CEO of BLK Luxe. Photo courtesy: Nelson

Alexis Nelson embraced entrepreneurship with her local boutique BLK Luxe.

At 24, Nelson has done something that most of his age couldn’t imagine accomplishing at this young age. When asked what inspired her to become an entrepreneur, the Florida State University alum said she wanted to be her own boss.

She couldn’t see herself working for someone else in the future. Nelson said she plans to build a legacy with BLK Luxe, a local store.

Lately, this new generation of young adults has stepped in and they’re breaking generational curses and creating financial wealth, she says.

“We inspire and remind the black community that a luxurious lifestyle is part of who we are and who we can become,” said Nelson, CEO of BLK Luxe. “As a community, we need to inspire each other.” Many women love her clothes and accessories and recommend them to others to shop with her.

“I’m a big fan of Alexis’ shop,” local customer Ciera Colburn said.

Nelson’s mission is to help build confidence in his clients while looking good in their own bodies. Body positivity is a big part of self-care and self-confidence these days.

“There’s so much controversy when it comes to women’s bodies,” Nelson says. You have people who think you should look skinny in a coke bottle shape and then you have people who say you have to be plump and that causes a lot of pain and low self-esteem for some women.

That’s why Nelson wants to bring positivity to all shapes and sizes with his clothes. She wants every woman to feel like luxury when wearing something from BLK Luxe.

Many believe that when you look good, you feel good.

“I really like the way her dresses fit my body,” said Aziah Johnson, a local customer. “I can’t wait to shop for the ride home.”

At the time of starting, Nelson did not have much funding. She herself invested her time, money and energy in her business. One of her biggest challenges was when her house caught fire and she had to figure out how to run her business from a hotel room.

“The house burned down shortly after I started my business,” Nelson said. “Trying to sell a hotel room.”

Some of the things Nelson would have done differently as a first-time business owner would have been to not let go or relax, because she could have accomplished so much more, she says.

Nelson loves that his business is booming and that women have confidence in his clothes.

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