Dressed to impress
If you’re ever in the historic downtown of Tomball, Texas, you might stumble upon a small children’s boutique. With its doors wide open, it’s not just the cool breeze of the air conditioning that will draw you in. The store is filled with trendy children’s and teens’ clothing, toys, and games—items you’d be hard pressed to find at any run-of-the-mill chain store. The store’s ambiance is inviting—family-like, even. And in the days of online shopping and in-and-out service, it’s the kind of shopping experience you can’t find just anywhere.
As a former kindergarten teacher, Sharon Wilson’s idea to start Kid’s Anthem developed organically. In addition to my love for teaching children, I had always held a personal affinity for fashion, and found children’s confidence with clothing to be refreshing. In combining these two passions, Kid’s Anthem was born.
When it first opened, Kid’s Anthem was a tiny booth in the middle of a larger clothing store. Over time, the small size felt limiting to the store’s potential and my aspirations for what it could become. So, in May of 2016, my husband, Jason, and I purchased the West Main Street location and began to grow Kid’s Anthem into what it is today.
Sourcing from unique suppliers and clothing lines, I found ways to differentiate Kid’s Anthem and make it an immersive, fun experience for anyone who walked through the door. I began hosting craft sessions and weekly read-alouds in the store, in addition to putting on an annual holiday event and an Easter photoshoot. Over the past year, we’ve even become involved with local charities and causes. In fact, in September, we packed four cars full of clothing to send to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.
With community at the heart of our business, Gexa was the obvious answer when we started looking for an electricity provider for the store. As a Gexa employee, my husband was already familiar with their competitive rates, and as Gexa residential customers, we’ve had an excellent experience with the company. From lighting to air conditioning, Gexa helps us give our customers the best possible experience, and adds the perfect finishing touches to our shop.