Sophie’s Boutique opened on Gravette Main Street in May 2016. According to owner/operator, Tammie Loyd, it “just happened.” Loyd’s husband, a vendor to Wal-Mart and Target, planned to relocate his office to Main Street while Tammie felt strongly that retail shops belonged on Main Street, rather than office space. Offering a solution, Loyd’s husband suggested, “Then you can open a retail shop and I’ll have an office in the back.”
“I’d never planned to own my own business, but having worked in HR and training at Wal-Mart, I realized my foundation was in customer service and knowledge of retail,” according to Loyd, “so without much planning, I decided to open a boutique!”
Sophie’s has become a welcome addition to Main Street and the surrounding area offering trendy junior, women’s and plus-size apparel, as well as jewelry, candles, hair care products, Lip Sense, and even Hobo handbags and wallets!
Sophie’s was recently named “The Greater Gravette Chamber of Commerce BUSINESS OF THE YEAR” because of her passion for small business and shopping local. If you haven’t yet visited Sophie’s on Main Street, check out their Facebook page--“Sophie’s Boutique”—for a peek into boutique fashions with “not-so-boutique-prices!” Even though Gravette Main Street is undergoing a facelift, don't let the construction deter you--Sophie's, is open for business and has her doors open from the front or the back of the store!