Dozens visited Sumter Mall on Saturday for the grand opening of its newest store, Foxy Ladies Boutique, making one Sumter native's dream come true.
The boutique sells women's clothing, shoes, shape wear, accessories and cosmetics.
The clothing …
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The clothing style is a little edgy, classy and sexy, said store owner Lakelia Kennedy. "The goal is to make women of all sizes and all ages feel beautiful," she said.
Kennedy has worked in retail since 1997 and was district manager for Family Dollar for 11 years.
She said the transition from working for Family Dollar to owning her own store allowed her to do what was in her heart.
Foxy Ladies Boutique's location in the mall is the second store front for the business after moving from its previous spot on Broad Street across from Gamecock Lanes.
It all started from the trunk of a car in 2012, Kennedy said. There were a lot of long nights before getting to Broad Street in 2014 and then the mall, she said. And there was no loan to get to the mall, she said.
"It was just God's will for me to do this," she said.
Anybody who has a dream should pray for guidance and for God to lead them to fulfill that dream, she said. "He can do it."
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