By Maggie Josephsen
Downtown Kissimmee’s newest fashion spot, Branded B Boutique, celebrated its grand opening August 23, 2014. Created by twin sisters Ivy and Misty Brown and sister Tiffany, Branded B is a one of a kind boutique with hometown flair. The Browns chose their location in the heart of downtown Kissimmee’s historic district not only because it is a charming location that suits their sensibility, but also because they have family roots there. At one time, the family owned Brown’s Pool Hall, also located downtown. Family is clearly important to the sisters, as all of their product lines contain the “B” branding that refers to the family name.
One of these lines, B Studio Wearable Art, is a clothing line created by mom Linda Ballantine Brown. Branded B also carries unique pieces that pair together to make special Game Day looks for fans who crave style alternatives to jerseys and t-shirts while supporting their teams. The Browns describe all their collections as classy and fun vintage couture with a touch of cowgirl flair. Items available in the boutique include clothing, accessories, shoes, boots and jewelry for all occasions. One of the jewelry lines they carry is Otazu jewelry, well known for unique and beautiful pieces. In addition to fashion items, they also have original artwork and custom cowhide furniture available for sale.
In upcoming months, the Browns plan to have a booth at Cowboy Christmas, part of the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, as well as the Ram Circuit Finals held in March of 2015 at Osceola Heritage Park. The sisters love to share their enthusiasm for fashion with others, both at the boutique and on the road. When asked about working with family, their response was “we all work together to make an awesome team. Each of us brings something different to the table.” This also applies to their brothers, who supplied some construction experience to building the interior of the boutique. The dressing room and check out counter were custom made out of wood cut from the family ranch, Brown Ranch 6. The clothing racks were fashioned from reclaimed wood from an old grove house, also on the ranch.
You can drop in and experience the personalized service at Branded B Boutique Monday-Thursday from 10:00am – 5:00pm and Friday & Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm. Located at 125 Broadway in downtown historic Kissimmee, you can contact them at 407-421-3407 or firstname.lastname@example.org .