As Come-hither Intimate Apparel Boutique approaches its one-year anniversary, owners Ronda Reynolds and Jenny Hutchins said they have not only had a successful year, but truly feel they have met a need in the Owensboro community.
“After our dad passed, we had some money of our own and then we had our inheritance from our father,” Hutchins said. “We felt like we needed to revisit something totally. We needed a storefront. We wanted it to be something special, something unique, that Owensboro did not have. We were just brainstorming.”
Reynolds said she happened to be watching a Valentine’s Day episode of the TV show Long Island Medium when she had the idea for a lingerie boutique. She quickly called Hutchins to share her thoughts, and the two laughed at the thought of a business that so perfectly echoed their father’s words when they girls were younger urging them to, “get some drawers on.”
“She came over bright and early the next morning and we started from there — doing the research, seeing where we were at, seeing that Owensboro really needed it,” Hutchins said. “It did actually start out with the lingerie and intimate apparel. We knew we wanted to offer bras and a nice quality bra. But I don’t think we realized at the time what a big hit out bra line was going to be.”
“We wanted something people felt comfortable coming into and not sneak into,” Reynolds said. “We didn’t want the costumy stuff; we didn’t want the commercial stuff; we didn’t want the toys — we wanted something that was high-end.”
The sisters have also placed a high value on customer service and catering to their clientele’s ne. From hard-to-find sizes to women who have had augmentation surgery, Reynolds and Hutchins try to make each woman feel beautiful and special. They say the ultimate compliment to the quality of their merchandise is when women “pop the tag” off of the undergarment they are wearing and purchase it before wearing it out of the store.
Come-hither also offers complimentary bra measurement and fitting, gift registry and wrapping and a venue available for bridal showers and bachelorette parties. The boutique will be offering cake and giveaways for their one-year anniversary on August 17.