by Maggie Josephsen
As Misty, Tiffany and Ivy Brown prepare to celebrate the first anniversary of their fashion boutique in downtown Kissimmee with a public reception on August 29th, we asked them to reflect on their experiences of this first year serving Osceola County and where they hope to take their brand.
First and foremost, the sisters are thrilled that they have been able to embark on this venture together. Misty said, “I wouldn’t trade them for anyone else!” Tiffany reflected, “we all bring something different to the table which makes us a stronger team,” and Ivy remarked, “I love that we have separate and unique tastes that complement each other and the boutique.” Additionally, they all feel blessed that they can spend time together with family doing things they are passionate about daily.
When asked about their first year of business, they each talked about how much they have grown, learning both about the boutique business and themselves in the process. They have also loved meeting all of their wonderful customers and community members, and attribute much of their success to satisfied clients telling friends and family about the boutique’s unique items, personalized service, stroller friendly layout and passionate staff.
Each of the Brown sisters is also quick to acknowledge the influence of other family members, particularly their mother Linda Ballentine Brown, with her inspirational creativity. They are proud to feature their mother’s clothing line and artwork in the boutique, and daily use the skills she instilled in them such as merchandising, sales and customer service, as well as a strong work ethic and a large dose of creativity. They also attribute Branded B’s unique interior look to their brothers, who constructed part of the store with wood from their family ranch. An extension of family, they are an active part of the Downtown Kissimmee community of businesses, and love the support they are able to both give and receive from their neighbors in the area.
In the future, the sisters intend to keep providing the community with more amazing unique and high-quality items, expanding range in both sizes and selection. They also aim to increase their social media and online presence, as well as have another Ranch Rodeo booth in September.
You are invited to attend their 1st anniversary reception on August 29 from 5-8pm, which will include drinks and hors d’oeuvres. There will be 20% off all purchases on that day, and each purchase registers you to win a $100 Branded B Boutique giftcard. Located at 125 Broadway in downtown historic Kissimmee, you can contact them at 407-421-3407 or firstname.lastname@example.org .