Tyasia Williams, owner of the new Bossy store in Oaklawn Plaza, opened on Saturday. At 25, it was her first business, with clothing for women and plus sizes, some of which was made by her mother, Ladonna Aldridge, an experienced tailor. Photo by Junius Stone / Texarkana Gazette.
TEXARKANA, Texas – The warm, sunny conditions on Saturday caught the attention of shoppers and a new location in Oaklawn Plaza, Bossy Boutique, opened to accommodate them. The boutique specializes in women’s and plus size clothing and offers locally made clothing.
Tyasia Williams, owner of the store, says she learned at a young age (25) that she really didn’t like working for others and decided to release her own shingle.
“I decided I wanted my own place, set my own rules and schedules,” she said. “I chose this company because I love fashion. I have a particular style myself and my friends tend to take note of it. So I turned it into a business, the Bossy Boutique.
She describes her passion for fashion as years and fathoms in depth. So that pushed her towards this business. Seeing now this passion born, a dream takes shape, she is upset.
“I am very moved, I was crying with joy when we opened,” she said. “To see it finally happen is a dream come true.”
Among those helping her in this endeavor is her mother, Ledonna Aldridge. Aldridge is an experienced tailor and some of her work will be featured in merchandise on display at the Bossy Boutique.
“I’ve been making clothes since I was 15,” she says. “I have done my own work for friends, family, clients around Texarkana. I am full of joy, proud of my daughter. It has been a long time coming. And I’m excited to have a new way of presenting my work with Texarkana clients. It’s a great place, a great day. “
(The Bossy Boutique is located at 2729 Oaklawn Village, Suite 22, near New Boston Road. Find it on Facebook and Instagram at Bossy Boutique. Phone: 870-648-4659.)