VALDOSTA – Tiame Weldon, co-owner of the Copper Closet franchise, wants to bring affordable clothing to women with her new boutique in the Valdosta Mall.
The Copper Closet opened in September and offers a variety of items for $ 45 and under.
The store gives a bright and colorful vibe and has cushions in the middle of the store for customers. Full-length mirrors adorn the walls and the store’s overall personality is chic.
Weldon co-owns the Copper Closet and a used car lot in Valdosta with her husband, Allen. Both are from Valdosta and have two children.
âThe success we’ve had so far, so early, has been incredible,â said Weldon. “We are delighted to provide more options to Valdosta. We are very grateful for all the support we have received from our community.”
She said there was a need to provide a personal and affordable shopping experience, which led her to create the Copper Closet. The process of opening the business took about two to three months.
Shades, shoes, mugs, stickers, crop tops, shorts, scarves, bracelets, long and short sleeve tops and candles are some of the items available in the store.
Weldon said a popular feature of his store is the do-it-yourself bracelet-making station for customers.
She chose the mall as her store location because of its proximity to Valdosta State University. Its accessibility to surrounding towns was also a factor, she said.
âWe have had such positive feedback from the community on how affordable everything is and how beautiful our store is,â she said. âMany customers have told me that they feel like they are shopping out of town at a high-end store. “
Copper Closet staff take health precautions by wiping down the sales counter, sanitizing locker rooms, using hand sanitizer, and sanitizing furniture.
Weldon wants to expand her franchise by opening a few more locations, she said.
According to its website, the Copper Closet has three locations in Georgia and three in Florida.
More information: thecoppercloset.com, The Copper Closet on Instagram and The Copper Closet Valdosta on Facebook.