Bristol Reese Boutique opens

Published 9:05 am Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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Downtown Bainbridge has a new business on the square; Bristol Reese Boutique is now open for business.

Owned by Breanna Ames, Bristol Reese Boutique started off as an online store.

Ames said she originally wanted to open a feed store or western store, but as she began going to festivals and meeting people she decided to open a mobile boutique.

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“I knew right off, I wouldn’t be able to do that starting out, so the first year I was online only,” Ames said.

In 2019, Ames purchased her mobile trailer and traveled around selling clothing and accessories.

“It was everything I could have dreamed of and more,” Ames said.

Right when she thought it couldn’t get any better, Ames saw the storefront in Downtown Bainbridge become available.

“I was looking for storage space to get all the stuff out of my house, and it just fell into my lap,” she said.

Ames knew she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to finally have all her hard work displayed in a brick and mortar store, so she packed up her items and moved into the location on 123 N. West Street downtown.

Once there, she fell in love with getting to meet new people and finally see her online customers in person.

“I love it here,” she said. “Everyone has been so sweet and welcoming.”

Ames is constantly getting in new clothes for her customers. She said she orders almost daily. Her store features all types of clothing, along with Western themed graphic tees.

Ames likes the Western themed clothing, because it stays true to her roots, as she is an Agriculture major and her husband is a farmer.

“A lot of my inspiration is farm related,” she said.

However, she invites everyone to come check out the inventory for themselves. She is open 5- 7 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Saturdays. In addition to her regular store hours, Ames will continue to ship throughout the United States and keep her online appearance, where the store all started.

She is excited to begin her new venture in Bainbridge and hopes to see everyone soon.