Tabitha Moore’s dream started with an idea, a few dresses, and an old camper.
“Owning a business was always something I wanted,” said Moore. “So to be able to build one from my love of clothing is a huge blessing.”
After months and months of thought and prayer, Moore started La Petite Boutique last October with hopes of providing trendy, stylish clothing at affordable prices and building community with other women in the area.
Variety in styles, price point and sizing was something that Moore said is very important to her and many boutiques don’t currently offer.
“I want to be able to help every customer find something to wear that will make her feel good while not having to spend a lot of money on it,” she said. “I knew there had to be a way to find cute clothes and provide them at prices people could afford.”
La Petite Boutique offers blouses, dresses, tunics, and bottoms in sizes ranging from petite to extended.
“My husband Bailey and I had talked a lot about it, and he was so encouraging and supportive,” she said. “We went to the Lord with it and spent a while making sure we were doing this the way He wanted us to. We knew this was the right decision and timing, so we went for it.”
After starting to build business through Facebook, the couple found a camper to renovate and out of it, Tabitha’s dream was built.
The mobile unit allows the boutique to travel to the customer, and Moore said it’s been a fun project and another creative outlet for her and her husband.
“We’ll take it to fairs, festivals, and flea markets, along with providing people the opportunity to host parties at their homes,” said Moore. “It’s a really fun way to shop. The hostess invites her friends to see and be able to purchase cute clothes and then gets ten percent back to shop for herself.”
Moore said she has made many friends through the boutique and hopes to continue to build community and connect people.
Some of the boutique’s inventory can also be purchased online through their Facebook page, another opportunity to not only provide clothing but also an online space for her customers to all have the opportunity to be involved and included.
“This started from a passion I had for clothing, but it’s developed into something much bigger,” she said. “This has grown my faith, built community and taught me a lot about myself. I’ve learned to take each day as it comes and let the Lord show me what He wants this business to be. I’m excited and just enjoying seeing where this goes.”
Chelsea Catherine Croom is a Jackson native and 2015 Union University graduate with a degree in Public Relations and French. She loves a strong cup of coffee, antique shopping, watching Jeopardy, writing, and meeting others who call Jackson home. Tell Chelsea you love cats, and you'll make a friend for life. Make sure to follow her on Instagram and to check out her blog, XO, Chelsea Catherine.