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With five years of experience in the retail clothing industry, a Nixa woman has launched her first boutique store.
Rosebud’s Cottage LLC, owned by husband and wife Bryan and Elizabeth David, opened Sept. 10 at 205 N. Main St.
Elizabeth David leads the Nixa store’s six-person staff, noting startup costs for the venture were $45,000. She said the building most recently housed Ally’s Attic, a thrift store that closed in 2016. It has since been used as storage for Thrive Church, with which the couple signed a three-year lease for an undisclosed rate. David said the lease has an option to purchase.
“We plan to purchase that before our lease is up,” she said.
Rosebud’s Cottage sells women’s and children’s clothing, along with jewelry and home decor.
“We have a lot of local people in here, a lot of people who live in Nixa,” David said of the 14 vendors she has on board.
She said The Turquoise Trunk Boutique, You + Babe and Modern Merchant LLC are among the vendors who rent booth space in the 3,500-square-foot store for an undisclosed rate.
David is familiar with boutiques, having rented out space of her own in other shops as a past co-owner of Humble + Kind Boutique, which started in 2017 and sold women’s clothing. The business shuttered in the spring, as David focused on her new venture.
Rosebud was a childhood nickname, David said, adding she wanted her first store to have that moniker.
“I just wanted to use that nickname because I thought it would be a cute name for a store,” she said.
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