by Tiffany Niko
Photos by Brooke Mathis: Beautiful Evolutions Photography
Shopping locally isn’t just about convenience; it’s a commitment to the prosperity and vitality of Burleson, ensuring it remains a vibrant and thriving place to live….
The retail industry in Burleson not only makes an impact on the city but also impacts the lives of small business owners, their families, and their employees.
There is also an essential role local retailers play in boosting the local economy. Shopping at Burleson’s brick-and-mortar stores not only fulfills our needs but also sustains the city’s financial well-being, fostering job creation and supporting fellow community members. Shopping locally isn’t just about convenience; it’s a commitment to the prosperity and vitality of Burleson, ensuring it remains a vibrant and thriving place to live.
But let’s delve beyond these details and hear from the boutique owners themselves. Meet six local boutique owners who are not only entrepreneurs but also integral parts of the Burleson community.
Pink Chandelier: Where Style Meets Community
Nestled in the heart of Burleson, Pink Chandelier is a beacon of style and elegance. Leslie Lummus, the creative force behind this cherished boutique, is a proud Burleson resident. Her dedication to the community permeates every aspect of her store. Pink Chandelier offers a handpicked selection of clothing, and accessories, reflecting Leslie’s commitment to providing high-quality, unique products.
Leslie emphasizes the personal touch a local boutique can provide and urges shoppers to support their neighbors, friends, and small business owners. Shopping at Pink Chandelier is an investment in the heartbeat of the community. Leslie is more than a store owner; she’s a member of a family who actively participates in community events, sponsorships, and initiatives to give back to Burleson.
In the heart of Burleson, MeccaFox is more than a boutique; it’s a testament to Christan McCord’s journey from behind-the-scenes artisan. Christan’s path to owning a boutique was a journey she never anticipated. Initially, she was content as a behind-the-scenes creator, selling her handmade earrings to various boutiques. In 2013, she embarked on her business venture, MeccaFox, as a wholesale operation, supplying earrings and printed shirts to over 200 stores. The transition from a wholesale business to a storefront was not part of her initial plan. However, she couldn’t resist the allure of an old, empty brown building on Main Street in Burleson. It was a location brimming with history and potential, and she dreamed of bringing its original beauty to life. Christan’s vision became a reality, and MeccaFox was born, attracting customers who had followed her from her early days in the earring business. Christin’s dedication extends beyond fashion, as she donates to local schools and charities, supports local shelters, and collects coats for those in need. MeccaFox has become a beloved destination for locals and visitors alike, a testament to its wide appeal.
Accents of Burleson: A Testament to Family Values
Accents of Burleson is a family business that has thrived for decades. The store’s journey began in 1982 and eventually found its home in the historic old feed store. The transformation of the old feed store into a vibrant retail space was a labor of love, and the building was carefully renovated to accommodate Accents while preserving its historical charm. The journey of Accents is a testament to the family’s enduring commitment to their customers and their love for the Burleson community.
The store’s success is also a reflection of the remarkable support it has received from the local community. Accents has been truly blessed with unwavering support, particularly during challenging times like the COVID-19 pandemic. Old Town Burleson and the Burleson City Economic Development have prioritized assisting local businesses, demonstrating a profound dedication to the community’s well-being.
Old Town Provisions: Filling the Gap for Men’s Fashion
In the heart of Old Town Burleson, Old Town Provisions is much more than a men’s store; it’s a testament to vision, community, and a passion for style. Co-founded by Wes and Anthony, this unique establishment addresses a clear gap in the local market. While Burleson offered a plethora of options for women, the town lacked a dedicated store for men. Wes and Anthony saw this as an opportunity to not only meet a need but to introduce beloved brands and products to the community they loved. The community’s response has been overwhelmingly positive. Residents are excited to have a dedicated men’s store that offers the brands and quality they love. Women, in particular, appreciate Old Town Provisions as a one-stop destination for shopping for the men in their lives, all while supporting a local business. The store has received overwhelming support from Burleson’s residents, highlighting the city’s appreciation for local businesses.
Rebecca’s Boutique: A Texas-Style Haven
Rebecca’s Boutique was born from the idea that when one door closes, another opens. For a decade, it has been a staple in the community, offering a “Texas look” that blends stylish apparel and accessories for all ages. The boutique’s close-knit relationships and genuine friendships with customers set it apart. It’s these bonds that make shopping here more than just a retail experience. What began as an educational journey transformed into a thriving boutique with deep roots in the Burleson community. It’s a place where the Texan spirit shines, and every visit is a warm, friendly, and stylish experience.
Extremely Refined: Where Fashion Meets Community Connection
In the heart of Burleson, Extremely Refined stands as an example of dreams transformed into reality. Mackenzie Prescher’s boutique is a place where fashion and heart converge, offering a unique and personalized shopping experience deeply intertwined with the Burleson community. While personal fashion has always been second nature to Mackenzie, the true magic lies in curating the perfect outfit for her customers. She understands that the right outfit has the power to be a game-changer. Mackenzie and her dedicated team actively participate in various local groups and events, fully aware of the profound impact of supporting and enriching the community they serve.
These local boutique owners are not just business proprietors; they are integral to the fabric of Burleson. Their stories, passion, and commitment underscore the vital role that shopping locally plays in sustaining the city’s economic well-being and community vibrancy. As Burleson continues to grow and evolve, these boutiques remain beacons of tradition and community connection.