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The Black Daisy Boutique is all about girl power in Central Texas

Boutique highlights local women owned businesses
The Black Daisy
Posted at 3:31 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 18:18:31-05

WACO, TX — The Black Daisy is all about "girl power" and has recently opened their second location in Waco.

The boutique featured 13 Central Texas women business owners from Waco to Harker Heights.

Sthefanie Welch is the owner of the Black Daisy Boutique. She opened her first store in China Spring three years ago.

The Waco location opened in July of 2020, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I'm the kind of person that's like why not, you don't know if something is going to work until you take the risk," Welch said.

Welch thinks that it can be harder for women to reach a new goal.

She noticed all the women entrepreneurs in her area and wanted to become a place where those women can get their product out to the Waco area.

"I just needed a shot and so I feel like I want to give these women the same shot and also just a home some women don't necessarily want a store front," Welch said.

Welch is all about supporting her sisters and with that comes creating a space for them to collaborate.

Of the 13 vendors, Maggie Blair is one of them. She creates her own jewelry.

Blair used to have a brick and mortar but the pandemic has made things challenging and now she's an online-only company.

Blair is friends with Welch and after hearing about her Waco location opening, she knew she had to be a part of it.

"The opportunity to come to Black Daisy was a no brainer, I knew I wanted to come here I was going to be surrounded by incredible women owned business," Blair said.

With so many different vendors, it's also an opportunity for the shopper to find just about anything.

"Someone [a vendor] has a shirt, but then they can pair it with earrings, and they have a cute gift to buy so it's just like we're all able to collaborate together in order to see each other succeed," Blair said.

Welch hopes to grow The Black Daisy Boutique in the future and says to follow their social media for future vendor opportunities.

There will be an open house at the Black Daisy on 1124 Washington Ave. from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 6th.