CHILLICOTHE – One grew up as a self-professed “busy bee” and the other sold merchandise at classic car shows. Together they shared a love of fashion, so they pooled their talents to open The Madlin Boutique.

They’re Madison Cortez and Lindsay Russell.

“I’ve always had a love for fashion,” confirmed Russell. “I want everyone to feel great about themselves no matter their size, ethnicity, age. I want customers to enter the store and leave feeling beautiful and loved for who they are.”

(L-R) Madison Cortez and Lindsay Russell shared a love for fashion and decided to join together and open The Madlin Boutique.

“I do it because I simply enjoy it,” agreed Cortez. “I’ve always had an interest in fashion so from the time I started this boutique journey, it’s always been something that’s brought me happiness.”

Madison (Davis) Cortez was born and raised in Chillicothe, graduated from Unioto High School in 2011, then Kent State University with a major in health care administration.