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News Story
Updated: 11/06/2013 08:00:02AM

Exuberant Fashionz to open on Orange Ave.

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PHOTO BY BRENDA EGGERT BRADER


Shantana Young, owner of Exuberant Fashionz, is surrounded by a selection of her autumn clothing found in the new shop to open Nov. 22.

Tiffanie Burrows models a formal lace dress accented with bowtie necklace and flower-patterned heels. Her outfit is found at the Exuberant Fashionz.

By BRENDA EGGERT BRADER

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Lavish, abundant and full of vitality are the fashions and accessories at Exuberant Fashionz at 128 Orange Ave., Lake Wales, one of the city’s newest clothing establishments.

“Fashions are tailored to everyone,” said Shantana Young, owner. “I am a strong believer in Christ and am inspired by Christianity. That is where it all started to inspire ages 10 and up, young women and older women to liven themselves up with wardrobe.”

Women’s, juniors, petites and plus sizes are offered to the shopper with “church clothes and dressier items for ages 12 and older and in women’s sizes available in catalog orders,” Young said. “I always wanted to pursue my dream to have a fashion line store of my own.”

Young says she has already had a style of dress that was complimented by family and friends who then turned to her seeking fashion advice in their own wardrobes.

“It was only my dream and I had lots of people ask me about my dress and to help them with fashion,” Young said adding the store “is an outreach with Christian women coming in and getting that ministry from me.”

Her fashions include dresses, short skirts, knit tops, leggings, tights, blouses and lots and lots of lace and glimmer. Accessories include sunglasses of every color, hats, costume jewelry and shoes galore. In fact, some of the prettiest and at the same time, jazziest shoes you can find are decked out with flowers, sequins or in basic black.

Her catalog clothing can arrive within a week. She also plans to add men’s clothing to the store location and already has men’s dress clothes available through catalog.

“This is Florida so we don’t wear a lot of heavy clothes,” Young said of some of the clothing items made of feel good sheer fabrics she is stocking for autumn.

Young plans a grand opening on Nov. 22 for the store where everything in fashion that was old is new again, she says.

Hoping the business will grow, Young dreams of launching a franchise with many locations of her business. She wants to also give back to the community by sponsoring Christian youth concerts, workshops and other events.

A native of Lake Wales, Young says she has more than seven years of retail and local sales experience.

Right now, her hours will be weekends, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays after her grand opening. Sunday is a day of rest. The email address is exuberantfashionz@gmail.com or telephone 863-676-5556.


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