Owner Fulfills Dreams with Fancey Boutique

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Inspired by her love of clothes and her desire to start her own venture, Kisha Holloway left her job as a correctional officer and started Fancey Boutique.

After moving to the area from Columbus in 2013, she got a job at CCA as a correctional officer. She opened Fancey Boutique, located at 5021 Market St., in 2014 after cashing out her 401(k).

“I just wanted to do my own thing. I love fashion and I always have since I was young, and I said, ‘I’m going to do my own business,’” Holloway says.

The store sells women’s clothing, purses and jewelry. She also runs an online store, but she sees more business in the brick-and-mortar location.

Holloway says her goal is to make fashion accessible and affordable for everyone and give hope and confidence to women. She says she has earned a steady and regular clientele over the last seven years even through the ups and downs of business.

Her key to success is consistency, she says.

“Businesses go up and down and you have to stay consistent,” Holloway says. “Anything you do, you got to stay consistent on because if you don’t, it just won’t work.”

Holloway says owning a business in Youngstown has also had its ups and downs. She’d like to start a business in another city, but for now she’s making the most out of her new hometown.

“Right now, this is my hometown. So, I want to be here and make it big, but it’s okay for right now. It’s a start,” she says.

Fancey Boutique is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. To shop or for more information, visit FanceyBoutiquee.com or find Fancey Boutique on Facebook and Instagram.

Pictured at top: Kisha Holloway at her boutique.

Editor’s Note: This company story was produced in conjunction with the Western Reserve Transit Authority’s “Give Small Business a Lift Campaign.”

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