1 of the most recent boutiques in Paris is Ivy Lee, found at 2337A Lakeway Circle in the Owens Event Heart constructing.

Owned by Katelyn Hamlin Shoat, the boutique may be fairly new as a brick-and-mortar setting up, but really has been open up for far more than a year.

It was originally an on-line-only enterprise operated out of her garage and spare bedroom in the 1,300-sq.-foot property where by she, her spouse, Zach, and their pet dogs lived at the time.

She stated her husband has constantly been amazing at helping with her small business, both equally when it was in their dwelling and now that she has a enterprise deal with. They will have been married for 4 several years next thirty day period.

They did and even now do ship garments goods in all places by her web page, shopivylee.com.

“Ivy Lee Boutique is a relaxed and chic women’s outfits retail store where you can locate the finest affordable and fashionable pieces for your closet,” the Facebook webpage claims.

Working with her at the boutique is her mom, Kathleen Hamlin, who has 10 many years of garments retail working experience from when she labored at Cato. Shoat’s cousin, Mary Kate Paschall, also is effective with them.

“I obtained my appreciate for dresses from Mom,” Shoat stated.

The title of her boutique, Ivy Lee, is a tribute to her late father, Jeff Hamlin, a longtime Paris firefighter who also had a home insulation business. He died just about 8 decades ago.

Ivy symbolizes eternal existence and Lee is her father’s middle identify.

“I want he was in this article (to see my boutique),” she mentioned. “He’d be grinning ear to ear.”

Shoat claimed she obtained her function ethic from her father, due to the fact she’s been doing the job given that she was 16 a long time previous, starting as a hostess, then waitress at El Vaquero Mexican restaurant.

She attended the College of Tennessee at Martin to main in instruction, afterwards switching to a advertising key, in which she acquired her degree.

Shoat also labored for three several years at Dan’s of Murray, prior to she and her spouse made the decision to shift back to Paris. They now reside in the Sunnyside group, not far too significantly from her mother’s dwelling and near a number of other members of her extended Hamlin and Bell families.

“It’s just terrific to be back in this article,” she claimed.

Shoat reported the solid perform ethic she got from her father is some thing that’s often helped her and has been so significant to strengthening her lifestyle — and she’s been so blessed since of it.

“It’s not likely to be handed to you,” she claimed. “You have to do the job for it.

“Always observe your dreams. Really don’t be frightened to test — you by no means know how it will flip out.”