Ally's Boutique is the new specialty fashion store for men and women located at 2211 E. Beltline at the Celebration Cinema/Knapp Corner complex in Grand Rapids.
Exclusive brands include handbags from Michigan designer Jenna Kator. The vegan handbags are named after cities in Michigan and range in size and price point from wristlets to larger bags. An additional exclusive brand is the Cartise International collection. The collection is made of European fabric, completely machine washable and designed to fit sizes 2-16.
The specialty shop will also feature seasonal runway fashion shows, style consultations, and a highly customized level of personal service led by the store's owner Ally Bakrow.
Bakrow is a veteran of the retail and fashion industry, (Ally's Boutique is her third store) who takes the concept of being a hands-on owner literally. "What sets us aside is that when our customers come into our store they will work with the owner, buyer and stylists all in one," says Bakrow.
Bakrow says she chose Grand Rapids after being encouraged by friends and family to move her Brighton store here and being impressed with the vibe: "There is always something going on in Grand Rapids. It's also a very charitable community."
The grand opening of the boutique took place in early March and featured a fashion show benefiting Autism Support of Kent County. Bakrow says she plans to continue organizing fashion shows that are tied to supporting local nonprofits throughout the year.
Ally's Boutique's website is being finalized but in the meantime you can follow their Facebook page here.
Writer: John Rumery, Innovation and Jobs News Editor