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ABOUT US

Fringe Boutique is a local, family owned boutique by two sisters and their mother, Riley, Morgan, and Charlotte. We've been in business since April of 2017. We've called Mid-Missouri 'home' our entire lives, and were born and raised a few miles down the road in Ashland.  Often you will catch us together outside of the store at tractor pulls, concerts or grabbing a glass of wine after work, as we're all three pretty close. We started this boutique because we found a need for a store like this in Columbia. We often found ourselves driving to bigger cities to find a cute pair of cowgirl boots, or shopping online for an outfit to wear to the next concert we were headed to. Instead of continuing to wonder why we couldn't find this country-chic style a little closer to home, we decided to finally do something about it and open up our own store! It's been an incredible journey so far, and we're so blessed to have the most amazing and loyal customers that have quickly become our friends. To learn more about us individually, we added a little bit about us below. Enjoy! 

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Charlotte:

I'm from Jefferson City, MO, but have been in Ashland with my husband and daughters for almost 30 years now. I run Fringe with my daughters, and manage mine and my husbands construction companies in Columbia as well. I enjoy riding my horse when I'm not working, and spending time with my girls. Most importantly, I'm a 'Gam's' to the best grand babies, who have me wrapped around their little fingers. My favorite part about Fringe is... Boots! I have a huge selection of cowgirl boots myself, and love helping ladies find their perfect pair. 

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Morgan: 

Hi there! I'm the oldest of the two sisters. I've been married to my husband since 2015, and for years it was just us and the fur babies, our blue heelers. In March 2018, our family expanded with our sweet baby boy, Bryant Allen! If you follow us on social media, you've probably noticed us sneak in a picture or two of him where we can. We're all pretty obsessed with that little guy here at Fringe, and if you're lucky, you may catch him at the store every now and then. We are expecting a little girl, Andi, in March 2021. We are so excited for our growing family. Aside from being 'Bryant's mom,' I love music (especially older country), I enjoy reading, cooking ...and eating... iced coffee, jeep cruising with my husband, and I spend my days away from the store with my family and friends. My favorite part of Fringe is making new relationships with customers. I love hearing about what you're doing in town, where you're from, or just how your family's doing. I love going to market to help pick out new styles and see what new looks are coming for future seasons. 

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Riley:

Hi! I'm the baby of the family. Currently our only children are our fur babies; Duke and Louis (which is about to change very soon!!) Duke is a yellow Lab and Louis is a West Highland Terrier. We are expecting our first child, Chase, April 2021. Outside of Fringe, I like to bake, go to the lake, go to concerts, and spend time with my husband, Lane. On the weekends you can usually find me back-roading with my friends, at a bonfire, or with my nephew.  My favorite part about Fringe is putting outfits together for customers (so come see me in store for help!) and going to market to pick out new styles!

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