“If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.” – Lindsey Harrison, Krimson & Klover
One of the oldest independent clothing boutiques in Dallas, Krimson & Klover has attracted a trendy, fun-loving crowd to a quaint Victorian home on Cole Avenue in Uptown for 10-plus years. Hardly content to rest on laurels, however, expansion was always part of the plan for Lindsey Harrison (pictured below, second from right). After purchasing Krimson & Klover from its original owners three years ago, the young entrepreneur set to building the brand into no less than a “national household name.” See quote at top re: dreaming big.
As Harrison worked tirelessly to pay off location number one, she saved for store number two. In the meantime, she created a robust e-commerce site to boost sales, and cultivated a special events program. Both highlighted her carefully curated selection of affordable women’s apparel and accessories, featuring labels largely new to the North Texas market.
Rarely taking breaks, Harrison hired her first official employee just this year. A harbinger of successful seasons to come, Krimson & Klover was also named American Express’ Small Business of the Year. Harrison and the store were featured on the American Express website and social media sites in support of the company’s national Small Business Saturday shopping initiative.
Capping a whirlwind few months, Krimson & Klover debuted location number two late this summer (interior pictured herein). The emporium-size boutique at 1015 Foch Street in Fort Worth is an ideal addition to the booming West 7th restaurant, retail, and entertainment complex.
As Harrison now takes a few months to regroup, she announces the impending closure of Krimson & Klover’s longtime Uptown Dallas boutique at 3111 Cole Avenue. With the new Fort Worth store going gangbusters, she has decided that a bigger, better Dallas boutique is in order.
Says the owner, “Location, location, location! Isn’t that what everyone always says? The Cole Avenue location has been a great starting block for me, [but] a little more foot traffic and easier access is what I am going for.”
October 29 will mark Krimson & Klover’s final day in its sweet little first home. Come the first quarter of next year, a new Dallas Krimson & Klover boutique will debut. Stay tuned for more on that scoop, and in the meantime, Krimson & Klover in Fort Worth is open for business. We wish Harrison all the best and continuing retail success!
All images, courtesy of Krimson & Klover.