The Turquoise Concho is set to have its grand opening Saturday, bringing the boutique already a local hit online to a brick and mortar location in downtown Miami.
MIAMI – Kylee Jo Carder is one busy woman, she's a first-grade teacher at Rockdale Elementary, a championship rodeo competitor, and now a business owner.
Carder's newest enterprise, a clothing and accessories boutique, The Turquoise Concho's grand opening is at 9 a.m on Saturday, July 14 at 116 South Main in Miami.
“It's a boutique that I started slow online, and the opportunity arose. I figured if I didn't take it now I would regret it later,” Carder said while putting the finishing touches on her store Thursday morning.
The trendy boutique's walls are lined with western décor, the latest in women's and children's clothing, accessories, bath bombs, candles, scarves, shoes, canvas photography, thermal cups, gifts, and more.
“I've got some women's clothing some kid's clothing, some pet bandanas, jewelry, a little bit of everything,” Carder said. “I'm hoping to get some men's clothing soon, jeans and other items.”
Carder said shoppers can still order from her Facebook page and pick up the items at the store, have items shipped, or can shop the store.
“I carry sizes up to 3 XL,” she said. “We have a variety of styles, a lot of graphic tees, modern western, and dresses. New items will be stocked regularly.”
The store is a family project, with other family members pitching in to help and run the store.
Carder and her grandfather, Gary Reynolds, create beautiful, unique leather and beadwork bracelets, belts and other jewelry pieces.
“It's been a family project for sure. I couldn't have done it without them,” Carder said.
“Papa and I we started a leather business to begin with, so we do some leather work and I do some beadwork. The leather jewelry is all handmade. He does all the leather for that, he's extremely talented,” she said. “We started with that and that's when I started adding clothing.”
The grand opening will offer shoppers a first look, chance to meet the owners and the opportunity to spin a wheel for discounts and prizes.
Carder is also opening a laundry drop off and pick up for A1 Cleaners a full laundry service at this Miami location. A-1 Cleaners also has locations for drop off in Grove and Vinita.
“There's a guy who will pick up laundry on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and take it to Tulsa and do it in their shop,” she said. “So it's a two-day turnaround. We're going to start that Monday (July 16) adding the Miami location. You bring in your clothes, drop them off, we'll tag them, and let us know if you want them dry cleaned, or washed and folded.”
A price sheet is available for the laundry service costs.
“We will also have a boot, shoe and leather repair drop off here at the store,” Carder said.
Tentative hours for The Turquoise Concho are currently Saturday from 9 a.m to 2 p.m., closed Sundays, Monday 8 a.m. to noon and Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, follow The Turquoise Concho on Facebook, or shoppers can call 918-541-8591.
Melinda Stotts is the associate editor of the Miami News-Record. She can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or followed on Twitter @MelindaStotts1.