The city of Bolivar’s population barely exceeds 10,000, but it’s that small-town ambiance that makes Lacey Allison’s Country Lace Boutique profitable and a welcoming spot for women of all ages to come to vent, cry, laugh and connect.
Four years ago, Allison was busy waiting tables and earning a teaching degree when she joined her mother at a market show for the family’s flooring and home decor store. Out of all the offerings, it was a pair of patterned leggings that caught her eye, so she chose a few to share with friends and family back home. The leggings sold quickly, so she ordered a few more pairs. She eventually used a corner of her parents’ store to test-run a small shop, and with that, Country Lace Boutique was born.