Fox Trot Boutique is such an exciting find, y’all! Owner, Carly Rae Overbey, hails from Kentucky and grew up in retail. Her family opened “a store” in 1955 that has evolved into a fine home and garden destination on the banks of the Rockcastle River. After graduating from University of Kentucky with a degree in Fiber Arts and Textiles, Carly worked five years for J. Peterman Company. (Yes, J. Peterman Company is real and not just a Seinfeld thing.) A position with mega-retailer, Walmart, brought Carly to Northwest Arkansas, but after two years, she was ready to get back to a smaller, local business environment. She opened Fox Trot about a year ago.
I only recently discovered it.
This art by Woodworx lured me inside. Each piece is handcrafted by local artisan, Jake Lewis, using repurposed materials. I don’t know which piece I like best, plus his website includes lots of other collections worthy of consideration (states, crosses, Razorbacks, guitars, etc.).
I’m thinking I need a schnauzer sign…
From the moment I walked inside, I could tell every item from the clothing, art and jewelry to the store fixtures had been carefully selected. These leather dog-collar bracelets are so fun! Fox Trot has a great selection of Arch+Craft handmade wooden jewelry, as well as beautiful, vintage-inspired statement pieces.
Check out my new “school” shoes—that’s what I’m calling them. I had already decided I wanted a pair of wingtip type oxfords this fall, and lo and behold, I found these Fortress of Inca shoes at Fox Trot. Fortress of Inca is based in Austin, the city from which uber-coolness flows. Fortress shoes are handmade in Peru using premium materials and sustainable processes. I’ll be sporting these soon with a long skirt or hole-y jeans or who knows?
Fox Trot has vintage purses including the wooden box ones my sister and I had back in the 70s that I’m pretty sure are still in our closet at home. Must.Find.ASAP.
And guess what? Fox Trot is dog-friendly, too! Carly invited Lucy and Annabelle to visit, but so far, they’ve been too busy to make it by.
Be sure to add Fox Trot Boutique to your list of Fayetteville favorites!
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