Feetures Shoetique holds grand opening
It has been a long and winding path, but Bainbridge native, Angelica Turner finally turned her dreams into a reality on Wednesday when she held the grand opening of her new store, Feetures Shoetique.
Turner has always loved fashion, but found herself as a nurse after having her daughter.
“I had my daughter at an early age and I have this young person who is depending on me, so I got into nursing by default,” Turner said. “My mom owned a personal care home and I worked for her, so I fell into it and grew from it.”
However, as much as Turner loved caring for people, she realized she wasn’t following her calling she said.
“I like fashion and dressing people and making people feel good about themselves,” Turner said.
Not only does Turner enjoy fashion, but she has an eye for it as well. She loves combining outfits with matching shoes, purses and other accessories. That is why Feetures is her new second home.
“I love waking up in the morning and knowing I get to do something I love,” she said. “I find joy in coming here.”
Any customer who walks in can tell that the new boutique was a labor of love.
Adorned in hot pink walls with white statement shelving and a plush try on loveseat, Feetures makes any shopper feel welcome.
Turner said she bought the building in October, but it was November when she really put her color scheme together and decided what she wanted the store to look like.
She began painting the store in January, but was then put on a traveling nursing assignment in Atlanta. She intended to open the store when she returned from assignment, but COVID-19 hit and everything was put on the back burner she said.
Once the state opened back up for business, Turner said she kicked into high gear and got everything ready within two months.
“We had everything ready; we just needed to stock it with merchandise,” she said.
Turner orders her merchandise from various locations throughout the country. She has catalogues from California and New York, but she said she is not too picky. She will order whatever catches her eye and she believes belongs in the store.
The shoes will then stay in the store for approximately a month, along with the clothing and purses before they rotate out.
Turner said she likes to have five-six different outfits and matching bags that could go with any of the shoes ordered.
But, she does plan on expanding in the future with hopefully even more clothing and accessories.
“I’m most excited to see where I am in 5 years,” she said. “I know every day won’t be the same, but I look forward to persisting and not giving up.”
In addition to her shoes and clothing line, Turner carries K Cream products that helps with discoloration of the skin and scarring.
She said they ship statewide, but they have also already shipped to Texas and Louisiana and are willing to ship anywhere.
Turner looks forward to seeing customers soon and helping them find their style. Turner will be accompanied by her daughter, cousin and daughter’s friend to help customers.
She is excited to give her daughter this outlet to help navigate the working world and learn the responsibility of money.