Boutique 215 in Carrollton is giving back to the local community. Emma Harris, a Junior at Carrollton High School and owner of Boutique 215, just celebrated the store’s 5th year anniversary. With March being Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Emma is making a donation to the CBI Program at Carrollton High School. 20% of all proceeds from their 5th year anniversary weekend were donated to the program, along with donations from customers to the boutique.
The CBI Program supports students with developmental disabilities by providing them with job training and educational outings in our community. “I am happy to say that we were able to raise $1,000!” said Harris. Emma chose this program to give back to personally because she is a part of the Serteen Club at her school. “ To give back and help this wonderful group of students that I volunteer with makes me so happy,” said Harris.
Harris started her business at the young age of 12 years old. She created a website on her own and started selling a few clothing items and accessories. The business started growing quickly and she soon moved into a brick and mortar store. “I wanted to start this business to offer cute and affordable clothing in the Carrollton area, while saving money for college.” Boutique 215 has been located at 400 Cottage Hill Road for the past five years.
From a simple playhouse shop, Boutique 215 has turned into one of the finest and best priced boutiques in Carrollton. They offer affordable Boutique clothing, a huge selection of jewelry, accessories, shoes and gift items.
Emma foresees the boutique continuing to grow and has major visions for the future. “I hope to one day open future businesses in multiple locations,” said Harris. She also hopes to open a location in her college town when she graduates.
Emma and Boutique 215 would like to thank their customers and community for their support. “We would have never gotten to where we are without our customers. We also want to give special thanks to Carrollton City Schools, Lime Biscuit, and family who helped make this event possible.”