Michael and Stephanie Brown purchased the Velvet Twelve Boutique located in the Bosque River Center on Sept. 15.
Since then, it’s been a whirlwind for the couple who set out to purchase new clothing and change the feel of the store to a trendy, urban one.
“We work side by side,” Michael said during an interview inside Velvet Twelve on Monday, the only day of the week the boutique is closed.
The couple was there, however, waiting on a new shipment of winter and holiday-inspired clothing to arrive.
Stephanie, a teacher by trade, runs the operation and is largely focused on selling clothes designed for women of all ages - and sizes.
“It was important for me to carry plus sizes,” she said. “So we have an entire section called, ‘Crazy, cute curves.’”
She also carries trendy shirts, sweaters and a line of Unpublished jeans in several styles and affordable prices. (I bought a pair and they are amazing.)
“One of our most popular lines is Jeane & Jax handbags,” she said, holding one she has on display. “We can’t keep them in stock.”
Velvet Twelve also carries shoes and jewelry, which they are also expanding.
One of the things that sets the boutique apart is the couple’s willingness to give a portion of their proceeds back to the community.
“When we were getting ready to buy this I told Stephanie we needed to tithe to the community so we decided to give 10 percent of our monthly sales to a local cause,” Michael said.
In October the couple made a donation to Mia McCray, a 7th grader at Henderson Junior High School who is battling bone cancer.
“In November we are giving to area Christmas tree ’angels’ and can’t wait to go shopping for them,” Stephanie said. “We just want to give back to the community. This has all been a God thing.”
Velvet Twelve is open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
You can keep up with their new inventory by following them on Facebook and Instagram.