Just off of 31st Street in bustling Temple, TX sits a store unlike any other in the area. Its shiplap-style walls and meticulously-organized merchandise are just the beginning when it comes to the charm of Callie’s Boutique.
From Christmas dresses to baby gifts to lotions and soaps, this store is what dreams are made of. Shop owner Misty Dollar goes out of her way to make sure moms, grandmas and everyone else can find just what they’re looking for.
“I try to find things you’re not going to find at every store in town,” Dollar said. “If you buy an outfit from Callie’s, it will be unique and stylish..
Although the boutique owner likes to provide her customers with special finds, she also likes to stock up on the brands that are popular with parents. Some of these labels include: the Tea Collection, KicKee Pants, Mud Pie, Kissy Kissy, and Truly Me.
Callie’s Boutique offers girls’ clothing from infant to size 16, boys’ clothing infant to size 6, and a variety of baby items that can be accumulated onto a registry.
Special Gifts for Women
“We also have a gift shop that has a little bit of home décor, fun gifts, and lotions and soaps,” she said. “Basically, anything you would want to give to any aged woman.”
The shop’s biggest selling items are the Tyler candles and laundry wash. They also carry all-natural beauty products that Dollar said are great to give as gifts as well as to treat yourself with.
But aside from their wide selection of clothing and gifts, the boutique owner said her shop is great for parents because it provides one-stop-shopping.
“[Moms] can find something for all of their kids at one place,” she said. “Whether they are looking for clothing or toys, I have lots to choose from. And a lot of our brands are easy to mix and match so your dollar goes further.”
Dollar said the coordinating outfits are perfect for family portraits and pictures.
And if you need help finding your way around the store, Dollar’s knowledgeable staff will assist you in any way they can.
“I really want to keep up with the needs of the customer and stay true to the community,” she said.
For more information about Callie’s Boutique, visit the shop’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/calliesboutiquetemple/ or give them a call at (254) 770-0511.
Jessa is the Editor-in-Chief of Hooray for Family and the mom of three energetic children. She has a BA in Mass Communication/Journalism from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and is a long-time resident of Central Texas. When she isn't writing and editing, she enjoys playing board games with her kids, teaching Sunday school and channeling her creativity into craft projects.