Nikkilynn Boutique is one of Aiken’s fastest growing boutiques for women fashion. Nikkilynn is owned by Whitney Parker – the youngest small business owner in Aiken!
Whitney Parker grew up helping her Mom run her own small business, Aiken Unique Giftique . The store had everything from jewelry, handbags, to luggage and would monogram just about anything. When Whitney was 20, Aiken Unique Giftique closed. “I just couldn’t imagine my life without owning a storefront,” said Whitney. Two years ago she decided she would open her own shop under a different name, Nikkilynn Boutique.
Nikkilynn started stocking gift items when she first opened her storefront on East Gate Drive. Then, she decided to re-brand herself and concentrate on Women’s fashion. The store now sells women’s clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessories. The store also offers fashions that cater to any style, any age and many different occasions. Nikkilynn carries sizes from Small to 3X with items ranging from casual T-shirts, to dressier jewelry and even trendy shoes.
Nikkilynn has seen amazing growth within the last year. Whitney revamped her web-site to make it compatible with a mobile app. She really saw a boom with her business when she started to do “Facebook Live” sales. Whitney will model the clothing or jewelry and customers can then shop from the comforts of their home by commenting “sold”. She will also take photos of clothing items, shoes or accessories when at Market and ask her customers if they would buy them.
Nikkilynn has become the shop everyone looks to in Aiken for the latest fashion trends. Whitney is really hoping the Southside will become more developed soon with retail stores. Her hopes are for the Mall to get established and start thriving again so we actually have more places in Aiken to buy clothing. Whitney loves having a business in Aiken because she loves forming relationships with her customers. Even if they purchase items online, she still gets to meet with them and see their excitement when they pick-up their purchases. Whitney currently has a staff of five employees. She credits her great staff for their team spirit and for helping with the growth of Nikkilynn Boutique.
Whitney would love to have more than one location. Her goal is to have another Nikkilynn Boutique opened in Augusta by Christmas 2019. It’s been so much fun watching her business grow. If you haven’t already, follow her immediately on Social Media. You might find that perfect outfit you’ve been looking for.
218 E Gate Drive
Aiken, SC 29803
Phone number- 803.226.0030
Hours- Monday- Friday 10-6
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*Whitney has two dogs named Chad and Chloe
*She enjoys getting out of town on the weekends and going to larger cities to enjoy what they offer