Blending the feminine with edgy, and fashionable with affordable, a local mompreneur just opened a boutique that channels her passion for fashion and her excitement for the new business development in Ludlow, Kentucky. Read on for all the fashionable details and watch a virtual tour video!
When it comes to fashion, Kim Powers is all about bringing, blending, and merging seemingly opposing styles together through her store, Leeta Ruth Boutique.
“Leeta Ruth Boutique is a women’s clothing boutique in the business district of Ludlow, Kentucky,” she says. “Having opened in November 2016, it celebrates the blend of feminine and edgy style and is for the woman that wants to stand out for her sense of style.”
Speaking of women who stand out, Powers was the granddaughter of two powerful women, Leeta and Ruth. “Both Leeta and Ruth were strong, determined women who exemplified chic, feminine, classic style,” she explains. The influences Leeta and Ruth had in their lives are seen throughout Powers’ boutique in the art, photos, as well as the clothing itself.
When Powers was still toying with the idea of launching her own boutique, she was thinking about a way to bring an affordable boutique to her little corner of the Tri-State. She says Ludlow felt like a great place to take her venture, not only because it’s where she lives, but because she could feel the energy and momentum taking hold in the town. “There is an incredible sense of community and positive energy within the residents and business owners,” she says.
She not only wanted to be surrounded by that energy, but also wanted to help contribute to the transformation of Ludlow, and felt that the boutique was the best way to do it.
When you step inside Leeta Ruth Boutique, you’ll find a relaxing, casual, slow-paced shopping atmosphere set in a historical part of town, Powers says. But it’s more than just the historic location that helps Leeta Ruth Boutique stand out in Ludlow. It’s also the boutique’s constantly revolving inventory. “New inventory arrives weekly as as the buyer for the boutique, my goal is to ensure that whether the piece is casual or dressy, when you wear it people say ‘Wow! Where did you get that?’”
In-store, you’ll find items that vary from contemporary brands to curated accessories like hats, scarves, and local brand Hanks Pocket. “Our style leans toward a distinct blend of femininity with a modern, playful edge,” she adds.
Prices for most items at Leeta Ruth Boutique range from $19 to $89.
As Leeta Ruth Boutique approaches its first anniversary, Powers continues to look toward the boutique’s bright future. She says she’s always excited to partner with other local businesses and organizations for fundraisers and Ladies Night Out events.
“We just wrapped up a photoshoot with female business owners in Ludlow and we look forward to doing more events in the community as Ludlow continues to grow,” says Powers. “While we have no plans to move to online retail, you can keep an eye out for a website coming this fall or early 2018!”
Leeta Ruth Boutique is located on the first floor of a 100-year-old brick building in Ludlow, at 325 Elm Street. To learn more, “like” them on Facebook or follow along on Instagram.
Get a virtual tour of the boutique by watching the video below.