New Boutique, Evangeline's Closet, Attracts Customers From Around the World | Shopping & Services
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – With opening just last year, this new and very unique boutique, Evangeline’s Closet, has attracted customer from everywhere around the world, including: Texas, California, New York New Jersey, Maryland and even Panama.
“Customers are coming from everywhere,” hyped the owner of Evangeline’s Closet, Evangeline Casper Boykins.
You can literally find everything that you are looking for in this unique styled boutique. Walking into Evangeline’s Closet is literally like walking into your own dream closet. Evangeline’s Closet sells everything from oils, lotions, earrings, shoes, accessories, causal clothing to even dressy clothing. All of Evangeline’s items are authentic pieces that you can find literally in your own closet.
“There is something here for everyone; everything you can think but everything is done tastefully and class fully,” stated Evangeline.
After working in the fashion industry in New York City for years, Evangeline decided that she wanted to start her own Boutique right here in the Portsmouth area, so she took action and opened Evangenline’s Closet last year on January 24th.
“I have been in the fashion industry since my early twenties and I have worked with big designers back at home in New York City. I decided that I would like to have a boutique and that I want to be self employed, I believe we are on a journey and timing is everything,” explained Evangeline.
This Boutique is very different than most other boutiques in the area.
“My boutique is unique because for one its retail and consignment and two everything is unique, the jewelry is from local designers of Hampton Roads area,” explained Evangeline.
Unlike most boutiques that only cater to small sizes, Evangeline’s Boutique caters to everything form size zero to plus size.
“You must think abroad to accommodate everyone,” explained Evangeline.
“I want it to be a one stop shop, you can find everything in here that you are looking for. It’s a fun gathering store it is very serene and peaceful,” explained Evangeline.
“Sometimes customers are in here for two or three hours and they just have good time,” explained Evangeline.
Evangeline’s has a huge fashion show coming up on April 21st to help promote more business for the store.
“Every season I do an event. This is my spring fashion show extravaganza,” explained Evangeline.
The Spring Fashion show will be located at the Comfort Suites in Harbor View on 5409 Plummer Blvd. in Suffolk, Va. The fashion show will last from 12-6 PM with an admission cost of 10 dollars. The show will contain all the vendors that sell items in her store. At the show you will be able to participate in raffle drawings, buy products from the vendors at her store, and din on food catered by her husbands catering company, Munchies Snack Shack.
Evangeline’s Closet also has tons of interns and volunteers working to gain more experience in the fashion industry.
“My students that come in and they earn college credit; they want to one day have their own business. They see that it is a lot of work. I enjoy teaching them it’s a blessing to teach everyone,” stated Evangeline.
So if you are looking for something unique to wear out for your next big event then stop by Evangeline’s Boutique, located at 5585 Portsmouth Blvd, in Portsmouth, and see what all the hype is about. Evangeline’s Closet is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10am -6pm and on Saturday from 10-5PM.
“No one ever leaves the closet empty handed, because there is something here for everyone,” concluded Evangeline.
Like Evangelne suggested, “just come on in and enjoy the shopping experience.”