August 3, 2021

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New business offers plus-size clothing options in downtown Augusta

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Diana Mejia opened Graciously Unique Boutique, a plus-size clothing store, in downtown Augusta on June 5. The store is located at 218 Eight St.

Diana Mejia was stunned to see the reaction her new moreover-dimension garments keep has gotten given that opening two months in the past. 

“This is for all people who is in addition-dimensions, who requires dresses but doesn’t know how to go purchasing, who are intimidated to go to even larger chain merchants,” she stated. “They needed an very affordable plus-dimension retail store in the group, somewhere wherever they could experience cozy with prices and really feel comfortable with the design and style of clothing.” 

Mejia opened Graciously Special Boutique LLC at 218 Eight St. on June 5 and more than 3,500 folks have preferred her Fb web page. A publish Mejia produced on the Join Augusta Facebook Group has far more than 3,000 likes, 500 responses and 1,000 shares.  

“I was stunned when I place the publish on Connect Augusta. I didn’t even believe I was likely to get 20 likes,” she said. “When I at first designed my small business webpage on Fb, I didn’t believe it was going to go viral. I just preferred it to be one particular of the most important sources of conversation.”  

She acquired messages from consumers thanking her for opening a additionally-dimension clothing retailer. She began to order more outfits to have for her new clientele. 

Inside Graciously Unique Boutique, customers will be able to find dresses, pants, shirts and other clothing items suited for the plus-size community.

Candace Gonger noticed a Facebook publish about the new retail store and determined to halt by and invest in a several items. She feels a retailer like this was needed in Augusta.

“A large amount of retailers cater to scaled-down measurements but it really is refreshing to have a retailer exactly where I can shop in my dimensions and really feel at ease and be somewhere the place I can basically go and interact with other folks,” Gonger said.

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