Ladies and gents, Lexington has a new shopping destination!
Open since late February, Pirie Boutique is located at 3369 Tates Creek Road in the Lansdowne Shoppes. The space, which has been completely renovated, is open and airy with rustic vibes and neutral colors. Pirie carries a mixture of gifts, women’s clothing and accessories including trendy statement pieces and everyday, traditional fashion staples.
The store is owned and operated by Martha Chewning, who says owning her own boutique has always been her dream, especially growing up in the business. Her mother, Isabel Chewning, has owned Cotton Patch, which is next door to Pirie, for 32 years. Her great grandparents also owned an upscale department store in Chicago called Carson Pirie Scott, the inspiration for her store’s namesake.
Chewning says she is excited to put her own personal spin on this brand new boutique, although she feels blessed to have the experience and knowledge of the retail business since childhood in her back pocket. Coupled with her strong support system from her family and friends, she’s ready to take on this new venture.
Chewning says she is energized by connecting with others. “I love getting to know visitors of our great city, my fellow Lexingtonians or even someone who just needs a little retail therapy,” she said. “Lexington has a thriving ‘shop local’ initiative and I am very excited to contribute to that.”
Not only will customers love the store’s merchandise, but they will love Chewning, too! She has fabulous taste—I personally wanted to purchase one of everything when I visited—but she also instantly becomes your friend upon walking through the door. Her goal is for customers to feel like they’re stepping into a well-designed space and she wants them to have a great experience where they will want to come back... and often!
Pirie offers great clothing options for a sexy date night outfit or a fun gift to give your pals on girls night. For example, the shop sells wine glasses with funny sayings on them, candles, beach totes, and more. Take one of my favorite finds: a workout water bottle that says “After This We’re Getting Pizza”. Because let’s be honest, that’s typically what happens, right?!
Chewning says her store is a place where people can find things that are different and fun, plus a little less expensive than some of her competitors. Her focus is on high quality pieces that are affordable. For example, her gifts range from $6 to around $50, clothing around $30 up to $120, with most pieces being under $100, and lots of jewelry, with everything priced under $35.
Plus, everything in the store is also for sale, from the light fixtures to the custom farmhouse tables or the cool funky furniture and accent pillows.
Along the clothing racks, find great tops, dresses, rompers, shorts, maxis—all with great little details that make them special. Her goal is to have something for everyone.
“I love clothes and making people happy. I feel like my business provides that,” Chewning said.
Chewning says she also wants to invest in her great city by making it even more vibrant with another local shopping option. She’s also excited to be the newest addition to the Landsdowne Shoppes.
Want to learn more? Visit Pirie Boutique online at pirieboutique.com, find them on Instagram or visit the shop in person. They’ll be having a Grand Opening celebration the week of St. Patrick’s Day with fun prizes and giveaways, too.