PHOTOS BY CARRIE ALLEN
Pop into CoCo Couture in Cornelius, NC, and you’ll feel it right away: There’s a positive energy in every stylish detail and an unmistakable vibe making shoppers feel comfortable enough to venture outside their fashion comfort zone.
Having celebrated their fifth anniversary this past October, the upscale women’s boutique located at the heart of Lake Norman in Jetton Village is more than simply shopping. For owner, Candace Bongiovanni, it’s nothing less than her “dream job,” and for clients, it’s nothing short of magical, leaving the boutique with an outfit that embraces every detail of their personality.
“After being in the retail industry for over 20 years, my inspiration for CoCo Couture came after a trip to New York City during the holidays,” explains Candace. “After seeing the unveiling of all the window displays for the major retail stores, I was beyond enamored with all the sophistication behind the detail of putting together gorgeous collections.”
As we all know, feeling upbeat in a favorite outfit can change a moment, a day, and even a lifelong attitude. Fashion overflows with emotion, and Candace realizes curating a wardrobe for a client can truly be life changing. Feeling beautiful translates to feeling confident!
“When a client calls to schedule a wardrobe consultation for a special occasion, I have just been invited into one of the most important aspects of her life,” says Candace. “She is entrusting me to create a look that both empowers and embraces her personality and her beauty!”
The boutique also offers two unique extras, including a concierge service. If you need a special occasion collection and can’t make it to the shop because of work commitments, they will deliver (locally) to your home or business.
Even more fun – maybe for you and a friend! – try their Wardrobe Consultation Service.
“We offer a complimentary service to our clients that includes coming in for us to curate a wardrobe based on their lifestyle and needs,” explains Candace. “Let’s say they have a special piece or two they really love in their wardrobe – we ask them to bring those pieces and let us implement them within the wardrobe we create.”
This helps give customers the best value for their money, and the shop’s seasoned consultants also offer suggestions on accessorizing those well-loved pieces. Schedule a session for you and a friend, and they will also have a bottle of chilled champagne ready and waiting!
Those close relationships with clients are rewarding, but also a responsibility, and one the entire CoCo Couture team takes seriously!
“I am so proud of the ladies who represent CoCo Couture – an amazing team of seven,” adds Candace. “We have such unique personalities within our team, and we all bring different designs and suggestions. It truly is a fashion house that far exceeds any other retail establishment that I have come across. We also strive for superb customer service, giving our clients a shopping experience that they are sure to enjoy and want to revisit!”
Just in time for the holidays, join the ladies at CoCo Couture December 6 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for their Holiday Open House, complete with fun-filled gift ideas and special discounts.
From chic jeans and career outfits to casual dresses and even dressier options, CoCo Couture offers endless choices and stylish combinations, with sophisticated lines that include Joseph Ribkoff, Frank Lyman, Susan Shaw, LYSSE, Alberto Makali, Brighton Jewelry, and Julie Vos jewelry. Trunk shows happen often, so follow @cococouturelkn on Instagram for event updates, and shop for sleek, sophisticated fashion and accessories 24/7 at thecococouture.com.
CoCo Couture is located at 19818 N. Cove Rd., Suite B, in Cornelius, NC, 704-896-8044. Boutique hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.