Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
Strengthening the community begins by supporting and visiting local businesses like this one. To learn more about this business, check out their website or simply stop by, say hello, and discover—or rediscover—all that this business has to offer.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
With its pink interior, sparkling chandelier, and lush, antique accents, Mocha Boutique resembles the kind of massive walk-in closet that might have belonged to Marie Antoinette. A quick glance at the racks is all you need to see the store is all about contemporary looks. Always on trend but infused with a timeless sophistication, the boutique might carry attention-grabbing garb like sparkling fringed dresses, strapless patterned rompers, or lime green jelly wedges that offer extra altitude. "A girl should be two things," says owner and curator Yolanda Ogle. "Classy and fabulous!" The variety of clothes here is often so rich, it's easy to find an ensemble for the club, a picnic, or a work event, whatever your personal taste.