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

K-La Boutiue, a Charlotte, North Carolina women’s apparel retailer, designs to open a Richmond outpost at 5718 Grove Ave. this spring. (Jack Jacobs photo)

An out-of-town women’s garments boutique is making an attempt on the Libbie-Grove location.

K-La Boutique (pronounced “Kayla”) programs to open up in late April or early May possibly at 5718 Grove Ave., near St. Catherine’s School in the Richmond neighborhood.

K-La tends to make a position to concentration its inventory on things priced at a lot less than $100 apiece. Its offerings involve denims, tops, dresses, shoes and components.

Co-house owners Epiphany Wilcox and Lily Angel stated they landed on the location simply because they felt they could carve out a specialized niche between the other women’s clothing shops in the Libbie-Grove area, which is also residence to Nellie George, Levys and Irresistibles.

Epiphany Wilcox

“When Lily and I were being wanting at parts, we have been fascinated in Cary Road but we discovered there isn’t genuinely a thing like K-La all around below,” Wilcox reported.

The business primarily carries Los Angeles-dependent models these types of as Mustard Seed and Gown Discussion board, as nicely as makes from outdoors the United States.

“Coming into the spring and summer time, there will be floral attire really flirty, quite feminine,” Wilcox stated.

The Richmond retail store is component of an growth thrust by K-La, which at this time has one particular retail store in Charlotte, North Carolina. Wilcox stated the business has ideas to open extra places in Virginia Beach front and Charleston, South Carolina. The firm is also discovering the creation of an in-property clothes line.

The garments store’s Libbie-Grove area is 1,960 sq. feet and was formerly occupied by CCH Assortment.

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

K-La is largely concentrated on its brick-and-mortar functions, though it does also operate an on the net keep. Wilcox, who lately moved to Richmond from Charlotte, will oversee the community outpost.

“I actually moved to Richmond a little above a calendar year ago and totally cherished it,” Wilcox explained. “We assumed it’d be a great in good shape to deliver it to Richmond when I moved right here.”

Wilcox reported she’s employing for 4 personnel, such as a retail store manager. The business also is on the hunt for neighborhood products.

Another pending newcomer to the Libbie-Grove community is menswear retail store Beecroft & Bull, which programs to relocate its Richmond area to the previous La Grande Dame place this spring. Community women’s garments store Rosewood Apparel Co. not long ago reopened in a new Fan location.