N.C.-based women’s clothing brand finds Libbie-Grove a fit for Richmond location

K-La Boutiue, a Charlotte, North Carolina women’s outfits retail store, plans to open up a Richmond outpost at 5718 Grove Ave. this spring. (Jack Jacobs image)

An out-of-town women’s clothes boutique is attempting on the Libbie-Grove space.

K-La Boutique (pronounced “Kayla”) ideas to open in late April or early Might at 5718 Grove Ave., in the vicinity of St. Catherine’s College in the Richmond community.

K-La would make a point to concentrate its stock on items priced at less than $100 apiece. Its choices contain denims, tops, dresses, shoes and extras.

Co-house owners Epiphany Wilcox and Lily Angel reported they landed on the location mainly because they felt they could carve out a niche among the the other women’s outfits retailers in the Libbie-Grove place, which is also household to Nellie George, Levys and Irresistibles.

Epiphany Wilcox

“When Lily and I have been searching at regions, we were being intrigued in Cary Street but we recognized there isn’t actually anything like K-La close to in this article,” Wilcox mentioned.

The enterprise mostly carries Los Angeles-based mostly brands these as Mustard Seed and Gown Forum, as well as brands from outdoors the United States.

“Coming into the spring and summer months, there will be floral dresses really flirty, pretty feminine,” Wilcox claimed.

The Richmond shop is section of an expansion press by K-La, which presently has one keep in Charlotte, North Carolina. Wilcox said the company has designs to open up further destinations in Virginia Seashore and Charleston, South Carolina. The enterprise is also checking out the development of an in-property outfits line.

The outfits store’s Libbie-Grove place is 1,960 square toes and was formerly occupied by CCH Collection.

Michael Morris, Jim McVey and Thomas Lynde of Commonwealth Professional Associates represented the landlord in lease negotiations.

K-La is mostly centered on its brick-and-mortar functions, although it does also run an on the internet shop. Wilcox, who not too long ago moved to Richmond from Charlotte, will oversee the local outpost.

“I truly moved to Richmond a very little above a year back and completely liked it,” Wilcox claimed. “We considered it’d be a good in good shape to convey it to Richmond when I moved right here.”

Wilcox reported she’s hiring for 4 workforce, which includes a store supervisor. The enterprise also is on the hunt for community versions.

A different pending newcomer to the Libbie-Grove community is menswear retail store Beecroft & Bull, which plans to relocate its Richmond spot to the previous La Grande Dame room this spring. Community women’s clothing store Rosewood Outfits Co. lately reopened in a new Lover place.