Written by: Brooke with Alexa, owner of Anchora Bella Boutique
Have you ever wondered how a particular business got their start? Or, how'd they come up with the name for it? Who IS the mastermind behind that business? Well, we want you to meet Alexa, owner of Anchora Bella Boutique. Here's the story behind her adorable boutique(s), in her own words:
Anchora Bella Boutique started as a fun idea I had to fill some free time I had outside of my full-time 9-5 marketing job, and fulfill the love I had for fashion! In high school and college, I was an avid online boutique shopper (I mean, I think I had an order delivered to my house once a week!). After much deliberation and consultation from my family, I decided to start my own online boutique, and Anchora Bella was born! I had no idea it would become what it is today, a booming online business and two locations inside of cooperative boutiques, in just one short year! I started this boutique knowing that I wanted my products to be unique – which is why you will likely only ever see one run of each item! So, if you see something you like... grab it because it may or may not come back in-stock! I mean, who wants to walk down the street and see someone else in their outfit?!
I am a 26 year old, born and raised Lee’s Summit, Missouri girl. After graduating with a degree in marketing from the University of Kansas, I began my marketing career! I still work full-time (in addition to running Anchora Bella) for a local marketing agency. Because of that, my super supportive family and friends help tremendously in keeping Anchora Bella running!
How'd I come up with the name Anchora Bella? Well, I was a Delta Gamma sorority member in college. The badge of Delta Gamma is a golden anchor. Since then, I have lived, breathed and decked myself out head to toe in anchors! Hence the name, Anchora Bella – which loosely translated means “beautiful anchor”.
Shop Anchora Bella Boutique online at www.anchorabella.com, or at either of their locations inside of Trendz Market (5307 W. 151st Street, Leawood, Kansas 66224) or The Garment District (1350 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64105).