After operating her business online, Renee Wells achieved one of her lifelong dreams with the launch of her own storefront in Andalucia called Rise Up Boutique and Gifts.
“It’s an opportunity to better myself and be part of our growing little town for the people who live here. I’ve always wanted to own my own business and have had success online and in The Classic Cuts. We needed a place in our town to shop, so I decided to open Rise Up Boutique and Gifts. The size of the city and the fact that there was a need for my business makes Andalucia a great fit for my business,” Wells said.
She launched her business on Facebook and had merchandise in The Classic Cuts for about four years before opening her store on May 25.
“I offer clothing, jewelry and accessories for children, women and men. I sell Cardin McCoy t-shirts and children’s shoes among other brands. I have Old South, Topsail, Flyway and a few other brands for men. I offer several different brands for ladies. I hope to succeed and grow my business and add new brands, shoes and more in the future.
Wells said she offers a wide assortment of clothing and accessories in her store. “I try to offer brands and styles that are different from other stores in our city, so we can all be successful. Good customer service is the most important way to measure success as well as having happy customers.”
She added that her daughter-in-law came up with the name of her business.
“I really love meeting new people and getting to know them. Check us out on Facebook at Rise Up Boutique. I post new arrivals and things we have in stock there. We’re running a raffle for the month of June. Whatever you spend up to $75, you will be entered into a draw that I will be running at the end of June. You will receive store credit for that amount in July. If you spend $75 or more, you will be entered for a $75 credit, and everything else will be for the amount you spent,” she said.
She is married to her husband David Wells and has two sons and daughters-in-law, Morgan and Julie Wells of McKenzie and John and PJ Wells of Red Level. She also has five grandchildren: Genesis, Jamie, Mary Jo, Roman and Ellie.
Rise Up Boutique and Gifts is located at 1516 East Three Notch Street, Unit B in Andalusia. Opening hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, contact Renee Wells through her business Facebook page or call her at 334-488-0043.