Amy's Allie, the new boutique in the Cricket West Shopping Center, has unique apparel that offers a little something for everyone. Owner and Toledoan Amy Parker graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Interior Design. Her daughter, Allie, turns six this month, and is the inspiration for the store.
The shop has a seamstress on call for alterations, especially during prom season. Parker caters to all ages—it just depends on how you like to dress.
“Someone at a boutique I used to go to said to me, ‘Why don't you open up your own?’ It happened pretty fast, which is sometimes a good thing,” Parker said.
Some of Parker’s favorite looks include the layering of leggings with sheer/embroidered skirt overlays, and kimonos, which she sees as a current fashion favorite.
Since opening in January, the store has been embraced by the neighboring Old Orchard community. Parker is looking forward to warmer weather, assuming business will pick up even more, and said they’ve seen lots of girls shopping for spring dance dresses. “I love Cricket West, I used to shop here when I was younger,” she said.
Amy’s Allie had models from St. Ursula and Ottawa Hills High School sport apparel for the grand opening. Parker plans to host a fashion show in late April, and will feature customized looks by Face Junkie.
Parker said she’s keeping up with area fashion to influence what she buys. “If someone wants something specific that we don’t have in the store, we'll find it.” This is part of their exceptional service, and along with attention to contemporary trends, Amy’s Allie stands apart as a boutique anyone can appreciate.
3146 Markway Rd. 419-535-8048, facebook.com/amysallieshop