Chic new boutique comes to town
BY CAMERON TEANEY ON FEBRUARY 21, 2014
On February 3, the wait finally ended for most of Greenville’s female population with the arrival of Francesca’s. Located in Lynndale Shops on Red Banks Road, this eclectic boutique primarily caters to the fashion needs of young women. Racks of dresses, skirts and shirts line the walls, organized by color. Tables stand in the center of the shop, artistically displaying a variety of jewelry pieces as well as other accessories. The classic atmosphere of Francesca’s is similar to that of Anthropologie, but the chic styles the store carries are more like those of its local competitors, Bevello, Fedora and Che Bella.
Though Francesca’s mainly sells women’s clothes and accessories, it is not limited to these products. In addition to having a wide range of clothes and jewelry, Francesca’s also attracts customers by selling several other types of merchandise. Perfume, decor pillows, coasters and painted canvases name just some of the items Francesca’s carries aside from clothing, which also make great gifts for moms, sisters, friends or girlfriends.
One benefit of shopping at Francesca’s is how affordable it is. It can sometimes be difficult to find cute, quality clothes that are not incredibly expensive, but Francesca’s is able to meet both of these needs. It also often has good sales, which is always a plus, especially for people who are not as financially inclined.
One thing that might pose a problem for Francesca’s is the size of the store. It is a fairly small location and much of the available space is filled with displays of merchandise, which can make it pretty crowded. While the little space did not hinder my shopping experience, it was a little hard to get around. Location is something that can help but also hurt Francesca’s success. Its central location is certainly convenient and helpful in gaining lots of business, but it also causes competition, particularly with Bevello and Fedora, which are only a few stores over. Only time can tell whether this competition will prove to help all of these businesses or wind up causing some of them to suffer.
Whether you are frantically searching last minute for a dress to wear to the next school dance or just out shopping with some friends, check out Francesca’s. I can guarantee you will find something that suits your fancy and possibly a good sale that you don’t want to miss.