Sly Fox Boutique opens at Tryon plaza

Published 10:00 pm Sunday, September 21, 2014


By Claire Sachse

It is a clothing boutique and so much more.

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Now open for business, the Sly Fox Boutique, located at 62A North Trade St. in Tryon between the Ruby Slipper and Foothills Realty, carries an assortment of clothing, jewelry, accessories, home décor, travel accessories, pet items, and kitchen gifts from a variety of vendors both local and from afar.

Clothing lines include Joy Joy, Jade, Lavande, Kerisma, Red 23, and Color Block. Currently on the racks are sweaters, tunics, skirts, ponchos, pants, and fall jackets in a variety of fabrics and styles, including “vegan leather.” Knitted hats are made locally.

Heather Bumgardner, store manager, said that Sly Fox’s owner, Megan Hill, travels to Atlanta to the clothing market to scout and order clothing and accessories in the current styles and trends.

“Clothing is cut to order,” said Bumgardner. “There is something in here for everyone, all ages, and all body types.” She notes that women from high school, working women and older women are finding something they are looking for.

Accessories include wallets by Capri Designs, leather and beaded purses, clutches, painted and beaded hairbands, leather bracelets, and a variety of metal jewelry.

There is a section in the store for travel accessories, featuring bags from the Buckhead Bubba and Buckhead Betties lines, as well as luggage tags, jewelry tote bags, cosmetic totes and key rings.

The home décor items are scattered throughout the shop, and include embroidered and hand hooked pillows and rugs. Pet owners will find some dog-themed pillows as well as collars and other pet accessories.

Kitchen décor items include bistro towels, shot glass sets, cocktail napkins, cocktail shakers, and bottle openers.

Bumgardner said that wine notes are a popular kitchen gift item. Made from slate and available in a number of shapes and sizes, they are attached by a leather cord around the neck of a wine bottle. Using chalk, the gift-giver can write a note to the recipient on this slate.

Other gift items include candles by the Hwy. 9 Candle Company, and umbrellas. Pottery and artwork made by local artists is being sold on consignment.