(From left) Traci McSwain, Trish Walker, Teresa Drewery, Julia Nicole Day and Leslie McCraw pose for a photo during the Shelby Christmas parade.

Trish Walker admits she was not a great deal of a fashion expert coming up.

She grew up with three brothers and was a self-proclaimed tomboy. She cherished magazines way too and as she flipped by means of every web site, the skirts and makeup trends influenced her to trade in her denims for attire. 

Very little did she know quite a few many years afterwards she would very own a profitable women’s outfits keep in Cleveland County, Uptown Female Boutique on 221 S. Lafayette St. in Shelby.

“At one place, I resolved I wanted to costume like a woman,” explained Walker. “I would look at publications and visualize how I required to dress.”

Her retail outlet was a new addition to the uptown family immediately after owning began her organization in Kings Mountain 22 years in the past. She opened Uptown Female Boutique in Shelby March 27.