It’s no secret that the face of fashion in Columbus, GA is constantly changing. There is not a shortage of fashion boutiques and consignment shops sprinkled across the valley. However, with a plethora of these shops, why is the face of fashion constantly changing? According to Webster’s Dictionary, change is defined as “to make different” or “to become different”. Both of these definitions can be observed from the moment you walk into the Accessories by Lady C Boutique. Owned and operated by Claudette Williams, Accessories by Lady C is proactively changing the face of fashion locally in Columbus. It only takes a moment to feel that you’ve known Claudette (Lady C) for years. Her warm inviting spirit puts strangers at ease and smiling from ear to ear, one can see why a visit to a local fashion jewelry boutique easily becomes a visit that transcends simply shopping.
After working a traditional job for many years, Lady C was inspired to take her own personal love of fashion jewelry and accessories and launch Accessories by Lady C. When questioned about her motivation for launching a small business, she laughed and emphatically stated, “Because I want to live life on my own terms!”
Accessories by Lady C currently sells fashion jewelry for every foreseeable occasion. The walls of her boutique are lined with seemingly an endless supply of bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. She sells the Paparazzi line of fashion jewelry. She has recently added the sale of trending handbags and wallets.
Lady C sees her business as more than just one which turns a profit. She opens the doors of her business every day, and hosts jewelry parties and events with the mindset that she is doing ministry related work. Her ministry is to divorced single mothers who may be suffering from depression, guilt, and the pain of a broken relationship. Lady C desires to impart to them that “there is life after divorce” and “that they can enjoy a happy and fulfilled life.” She wants them to know that even as single mothers, they can indeed operate a business.
Operating a small business can be challenging to say the least. Accessories by Lady C, no doubt, has experienced its own challenges. As a single business woman, she recognized that there is a certain level of fear that is associated with operating a business. Lady C states that for her, the greatest challenge is maintaining finances while building the business. The challenges that face Lady C are not stopping her. She has plans to expand by opening a larger, fully functioning accessory boutique with even a larger selection of fashion jewelry.
Accessories by Lady C is located at 3601 Hilton Avenue, Suite 226 Columbus, GA 31904. Her website is www.accessoriesbyladyc.com and she can be found using social media by searching for: @accessoriesbyladyc. Stop by the boutique, meet Claudia (Lady C) and see just how one individual is changing the face of fashion jewelry in Columbus, GA.