Children’s boutique opens in downtown Wabash
By Emma Rausch
Tiny Threads officially opened Friday night, Nov. 3, during the Downtown Wabash First Friday event.
Located in the Market Walk alley at 49 W. Market Street, Tiny Threads is a children’s boutique that offers that offers “big city style and small town charm,” according to Leah Hines, business owner.
“I have a 2-year-old and I love dressing him in cute boutique clothes for special events and the pictures — 0 to 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1-year-old,” Hines told The Paper of Wabash County in an interview, “and I’m a big shopper of a couple of specific stores. It kind of got to me on social media when one day — it was just a standard outfit for (my son) — three people had pictures done with their little boys in the exact same outfit.
“So I thought I’d like something more unique and upscale, and I wanted to spend more time with my son so that’s why (Tiny Threads came about).”
Hines said she noticed a local need for fashionable children’s apparel for all occasions.
“We just really want to give back to the community and I think that there’s a need for some children’s clothing (in Wabash),” she said. “It’s hard when you have children to drive an hour to go find a special outfit, especially when you have the child with you. It’s nice to be local so you don’t have to have an hour car ride somewhere (to find an outfit).
“So we are offering the specialty items where there is kind of a void, not only in the community but a void in many stores for some of these items.”
The boutique offers casual apparel and sportswear girls newborn through size 14 and boys newborn through size seven as well as special occasion dresses and suits.
“We will be offering First Communion dresses in the spring as well,” Hines said, later adding, “We have all kinds of stuff coming in now and then we’ll have double the inventory coming in for spring time. So we’ll offer Easter dresses as well.”
Additionally, Tiny Threads also offers teething bracelets, specialty toothbrushes, books, shoes, baby accessories and more.
“We have a little bit of everything, honestly,” Hines added. “When people come in here, I want
people to get a little bit of everything. I want them to be able to walk away with a whole outfit. If they’re looking for a baby shower, they can come in and grab that special item for that baby shower or holiday shopping, birthday shopping for nieces, nephews or grandkids.
“Every mom is a little different and every child is different so I’m trying to take in a variety of styles. … I hope when people come in here I want them to feel like they can ask us anything and that they’ll get full, mom-to-mom customer service. We have other moms who work here as well. That’s the kind of bond that we have.”
Tiny Threads is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, visit Tiny Threads on Facebook or call 260-274-0149