The days of ladies donning white gloves and hats for a day of shopping downtown are long gone, but at 321 Third St. in Henderson, Ky., women of all ages and sizes can find up-to-the-minute fashion blended with a level of service that’s reminiscent of bygone eras. “We can furnish everything but your shoes,” says Mary Lyn Overstreet, who has lived in Henderson since the late 1960s and has owned and operated Victoria’s Boutique for about 25 years. She says the greatest benefits of a shop like hers are “personalized service and being able to complete your outfit in one place.”
Victoria’s Boutique carries labels that shoppers in the know will recognize, including Sisters, Simon Chang, Cartise, Tribal, A.Z.I. Jeans and Sportswear, Nic and Zoe, Conrad C, and Frank Lyman. “We have everything from casual to dressy attire for an evening out,” Overstreet says, adding that she carries and can special-order Damianou dresses. A perfect line for the mother of the bride, the brand also has been seen at many inaugural balls and black tie functions.
Overstreet says she’s always been good at putting things together and had a knack for dressing her friends. “We mainly cater to a size 2 through 16, but I buy for some customers specially when I go to market.” Victoria’s Boutique also serves a demographic that is underrepresented at the mall and in chain stores. “We can dress the woman who’s fashion-minded but doesn’t want to look like a teenager,” she adds.
In addition to dresses and separates, Victoria’s Boutique offers a wide range of accessories. Bags, scarves, hats, and fashion jewelry are all big sellers and make great gifts. Jeff Lieb jewelry, which was recently featured in Allure, is popular due to its light weight when compared with other costume jewelry. Brighton jewelry and Mariana jewelry lines are also featured and are popular sellers, as are Joia De Majorca pearls.
or more information about Victoria’s Boutique, call 270-831-2857 or visit its Facebook page.