Boutique Bonding: Family runs local shop
Published 8:05 am Thursday, March 29, 2018
While sitting at the dinner table, the Harmon family decided to start a business. Together, they opened a clothing boutique in November 2017.
It was something the family thought would just be fun to do, Charlena Harmon said.
Harmon and her daughter, Megan Hires, are the primary members of the family who run the shop.
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The clothing boutique, Pickin Daisy’s, is located on Main Street, offers women’s clothing up to size 3X along with children’s apparel.
Harmon said the boutique has style options for women in their 20s to 50s. The boutique stocks vintage-style jewelry, rustic boutique-style clothing and exclusive Jim Beam candles.
“We’re trying to go in the direction of rustic, vintage, casual,” Hires said.
Harmon and Hires said they try to keep up with the latest trends and often find inspiration on social media.
“We’re working on getting more styles every day,” Harmon said.
Above all, Harmon said they are working to keep their merchandise affordable.
The mother-daughter pair has learned operating a small business is no easy task, though.
“It’s a challenge,” Harmon said. “An everyday challenge to be creative and to provide people with things they want and that they can’t get online.”
Harmon said she doesn’t see Pickin Daisy’s as a competitor to other boutiques in town because they all offer something different. She said their main competition is online shopping.
Although weekdays are slow, business picks up on the weekends, Harmon said.
Harmon said her favorite part of the business is getting to meet new people. The Harmon family moved to Clark County about 12 years ago from Inez.
Because of its name, the boutique sometimes gets mistaken for a flower shop, Harmon said. However, the family named the business Pickin Daisy’s after Harmon family’s 13-year-old cocker spaniel, Daisy.
“We couldn’t come up with a name through all the grandbabies, so we just decided to call it Pickin Daisy’s,” she said.
When the shop first opened in November, Harmon said she was overwhelmed and excited. While the winter has been a struggle, she said she hopes to see downtown Winchester continue to grow.
“We live here now,” she said. “This is home. (Here) is where our grandbabies are. This (business) is something I want to do for the future generation because I have grandbabies who are going to grow up here.”
Harmon said she hopes to have Pickin Daisy’s around for many generations of the Harmon family.
“I hope Pickin Daisy’s is here when my granddaughters can be in here working,” she said. “I hope to see it pass on through the generations.”