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2013-12-04 / Business

New boutique opens in Kenmore

by NAOMI SPENCER
Editor


Linda Kiddy, left, and Theresa George recently opened Bellamore Boutique in Kenmore. 
Photo by Jim SmerecakPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Linda Kiddy, left, and Theresa George recently opened Bellamore Boutique in Kenmore. Photo by Jim SmerecakPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Kenmore has a new store in Bellamore Boutique, which recently opened at 3191 Delaware Ave.

Owners Theresa George and Linda Kiddy, former sisters in-law, opened the store, which is in a small plaza, at the end of October. They offer a number of accessories, including jewelry, purses, hats and scarves, some of which come from Italy. Also featured, among other items, are candles, leggings and wrist warmers.

Many of the items for sale are the work of local artisans, something the women like to promote.

The décor is “very warm and inviting,” they said in a recent interview.

George and Kiddy have always wanted to open a boutique, they said. For George, the dream threads back to childhood, when she would go downtown in the early 1960s and visit all the little shops, where she’d look for women’s scarves and gloves.

“We always talked about it,” she said, “but we never did anything — until now.”

Kenmore was a perfect location for their dream to become reality, they said. They both love the area and say that it doesn’t have too many boutique stores.

Bellamore Boutique offers after hours shopping parties, where a group of women may come and enjoy shopping in a relaxed atmosphere with wine and cheese. The after-hours parties offer attendees 15 percent off merchandise, with the host receiving an even higher percentage discount.

Kiddy noted that shoppers will feel no pressure to buy at their store.

“Everyone who has come in so far said they love the atmosphere,” she said. “We’re friendly.”

Bellamore Boutique does not yet have a website. It does, however, have a Facebook page and is on Pinterest and Linkedin. They’re currently offering a special where anyone who “Likes” the store on Facebook — and shares it on their personal page — will receive 20 percent off their purchase.

Store hours are 3 to 8 p.m. Monday; 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and closed Wednesday and Sunday.

For more information, call 259-8330 or email bellamore 3191@yahoo.com.

email: nspencer@beenews.com

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