Styles & Smiles
Sugar Threads Boutique Is The Newest Shop In Old Town Greenwood
Writer & Photographer / Hannah Jones
Joining the many beautiful shops of Old Town Greenwood, Sugar Threads Boutique brings an urban, affordable clothing store and community care. The boutique carries everything from necklaces, dresses, leggings, to candles. The bright interior and friendly employees make it an amazing place to visit.
Sugar Threads became a possibility when the two owners, Sarah Bennett and Leslie Crump, met at a basketball game their kids were playing in. They began talking and realized they had the same passion for fashion and community. Sarah was a devoted stay-at-home mom, but she always knew she had a special talent for fashion. Leslie is the owner and a hairstylist at L.A. Design Studio, so she was already living her passion for both beauty and business, although Leslie always dreamed of starting a boutique. When she met Sarah, they both knew that together they could open their own boutique.
Starting a business is never easy, but these women were ready for anything and found little restriction when starting up their boutique.
“It felt like this was meant to be the way everything came together,” Bennett says.
Since Leslie already owned L.A. Design Studio, she was able to make a space for their boutique behind the salon. While both Leslie and Sarah live in Center Grove, they knew that the spot in Greenwood was perfect. With the help of family and friends, the two women designed the inside of their boutique into a bright, chic shop. They had a space, a name, and now they just needed merchandise. One of the greatest victories the women encountered was when the clothing brand Free People gave Leslie and Sarah permission to sell their clothing in Sugar Threads Boutique. After all preparation was made, Sarah and Leslie opened the boutique in June.
Both women were very excited to open their shop, to honor God and to give back to their community in more ways than one. Both have family members affected by Down syndrome, autism or fragile x. Because of this, both women carry a special love and concern for people with special needs.
“Christ has tugged on each of our hearts with the special needs community, so when you shop with us, a portion of our sales go to support local organizations and families with special needs,” Bennett says.
While they give to charities, they also hope to give back to women in the Johnson County community through the clothes they sell. They want to
spread confidence to women by helping them feel beautiful.
One way they plan to give back to women in the Johnson County community is to hold Trunk Sales and Girls Nights Out, where women in the community can host a party at the boutique and shop for clothes at discounted prices.
“We want our customers to look and feel beautiful on the inside as well as the out,” Leslie and Sarah say.
As you venture through Old Town Greenwood, don’t forget to check out this chic boutique.