“For the free spirited, adventure seekers & creative hearts.”
A unique women’s clothing and accessory shop, Beloved Boutique, is located on the lower level of the Cotton Exchange facing the Hilton in Historic Downtown Wilmington, NC. Opening in April of 2016, Beloved has quickly become a welcome addition to the neighborhood for college students, young professionals (20’s-40’s), and visitors who are fashion-forward yet price conscious.
Owner Kelsey Light can be found behind the counter most days styling customers, posting a perfectly styled outfit on Instagram, or placing an order for new inventory from a trade show she visited in New York City or Atlanta. Light’s passion and eye for fashion has been cultivated through her studies at East Carolina University in Fashion and working in the wholesale industry in New York City. She has brought her talent for identifying the latest styles and trends at fair prices to Wilmington where her inspirations come from both city life and coastal flair.
Shoppers can expect to walk out with a full outfit from head to toe for under $150. It will be perfect for work or play. Beloved has a reputation of being ahead of the trends and carries clothing brands like Vero Moda, Lush, Mittoshop as well as the latest fashions in accessories from local vendors and trades shows. Many of the styles you find at Beloved are not yet in the mainstream media and magazines.
“Clothing inspired by city life & the sea; handpicked
The owner has thought through every detail to ensure an enjoyable shopping experience. The charming showroom is not overcrowded, giving each piece of clothing and jewelry enough room to be handled and enjoyed. Beloved carries only 6-12 pieces of each style to ensure there is always room for new inventory to stay ahead of the seasons and trends. The ambiance is a classic case of “old meets new” accentuating both the original exposed 1800’s brick and wood beams and the most popular fashions of today. Shoppers will feel like they are in a boutique in Soho in New York City as soon as they step inside.
The shop’s name, Beloved, is inspired by one of Light’s favorite Bible verses.
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12
Some of our Favorite Things About Beloved Boutique:
Designer Denim $100 or less
- Style an entire outfit under $150
- Student discounts every day
- New inventory to shop every week
- Simple, edgy, & bohemian styles
- Friendly pricing
- Steep discounts on the sale rack
You can shop Beloved for yourself Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (closed Sundays) at the Cotton Exchange in Historic Downtown Wilmington.