BRISTOL â€“ Avrilâ€™s Boutique has opened on Terryville Avenue, offering a wide selection of clothes, apparel, shoes, jewelry and more.
Brenda Jules and her business partner Diane Higa opened Avrilâ€™s Boutique at 912 Terryville Ave., suite 4, on Nov. 12.
â€śFor a smaller boutique, we have a big variety,â€ť said Jules. â€śThereâ€™s a bit of everything and a lot of jewelry that you donâ€™t see everywhere else. Itâ€™s a nice spot to stop in and look around.â€ť
In addition to womenâ€™s clothing, menâ€™s and womenâ€™s apparel, shoes and jewelry, people can also purchase a variety of natural items at Avrilâ€™s Boutique including candles and lotions.
Having previously had a shop in Waterbury and East Haven, Jules said she took a few years off when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now a survivor, and having recovered from her treatments, she was advised by friends to re-open in the Bristol area.
â€śItâ€™s a very good location, along a main road, and thereâ€™s nothing else like it really in the Bristol and Terryville area,â€ť said Jules.
Jules said that, since opening last Friday, she has received a good response from customers who have stopped in. She said that customers can expect to find a welcoming atmosphere when they step through the door.
â€śMy goal going forward is to get feedback from customers when they come in,â€ť she said. â€śI want to see what sort of items they like so that I can try to bring more of that sort of thing in. I want to continue to build relationships with more brands.â€ť
Jules is also hoping to do a grand opening and ribbon cutting with city leaders in the future.
For those who have yet to stop in, Jules encouraged them to do so.
â€śIn my circle of breast cancer survivors we have a saying â€“ love yourself,â€ť she said. â€śAt Avrilâ€™s Boutique you will find clothing and accessories that will make you love yourself that much more. Youâ€™re going to look fabulous.â€ť
For more information on Avrilâ€™s Boutique, visit avrils-boutique.square.site or call 860-261-7276.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.