Boutique owner works to provide women with ‘divine style’
Divine Style Boutique, a new women’s clothing store, has opened in the Laird Arcade in downtown Tiffin. Owner Leslie Hill said her goal is to help women become more self-confident by “looking amazing” in the clothes they wear.
“When you put something on and you look amazing, you feel amazing and you feel good,” she said. “I love building their confidence, and having them think outside the box.”
She said she’s learned by opening her boutiques about the struggles women have with their bodies and finding clothing that fits their personalities.
Hill, a native of Bucyrus, opened her first store three years ago in Bucyrus and decided it was time to expand.
As a graduate of the Tiffin Academy of Hair Design, she said Tiffin was one of the towns she considered for her second boutique.
Before she chose Tiffin, she said she started following Mayor Aaron Montz and all of the events and activities going on in downtown Tiffin.
“That’s truly impressed me what the mayor was doing for Tiffin, and I wanted to be a part of that,” she said.
Hill said she’ll be dividing her time between her Bucyrus and Tiffin stores.
“I want to relate to everybody,” she said. “Customer service is No. 1 to me.”
She said she appreciates all the support she has received in Bucyrus, and she said it looks like Tiffin will be good addition.
“I just believe in people shopping local,” she said. “People helping small business out.”
The fun part of a boutique is the changing inventory, she said.
“When I started in Bucyrus, people were curious about where I got my clothes,” she said. “A boutique is definitely unique. I do try to bring in a variety of clothes. If you don’t see something you like this week, come back.”
She said she’s using social media to highlight available clothing each week, so find the store at Divine Style Boutique on Facebook.
People also can contact her or other associates through Facebook.
“If you want something, ask,” she said.
“I always tell the customers to take something that’s out of your comfort zone,” she said. “You might love it. If you don’t love it, it’s OK.”
Hill said the boutique caters to all ages and sizes of women, and she tries to offer clothing not already being sold elsewhere in Tiffin.
“I want to learn what they’re wanting and carry what they’re needing,” she said. “If I don’t have something, I can usually get it.”
A ribbon cutting at the store in the Laird is planned for 4:45 p.m. July 10.