Our Story

Hi there, thanks for stopping by to learn a little bit about our beautiful boutique. I'm Kate, the owner of Buttercup's Intimate Apparel and Swimwear. There are many reasons for starting Buttercup’s, but the main two are my driving force. For one, I am the parent of a son with special needs, creating circumstances where I need flexibility in my work. Owning my own boutique seemed a good way to not only have that flexibility but to incorporate my son in the operations at Buttercup’s. My goal is to have other special needs individuals working for my company as it continues to grow.

The second reason being that loving clothes and fashion have always been a part of my life. Beginning with the iconic Barbie Doll and the fashion clothing that I designed and sewed for her as a young girl. Since then, I knew a boutique was in my future. In the Winter of 2019, I made the decision to leave the “tech” world and follow this lifelong dream to open my store. February 19th, 2020, Buttercup’s was born. Not soon after, I brought Lilly Cowie to join the team as “Retail Manager”. Lilly is an amazing addition with a great eye for young fashion and amazing with our clientele. She also happens to be family, so having her alongside me in this journey makes it that much more special.

As a woman and small business owner, I support local, hand-crafted, women-owned businesses/brands as much as possible. It is so important to me that EVERY WOMAN that enters my store will leave with a better body image, more confidence, a smile on their face, and their fashion problem solved. With that being said, in 2021, Lilly and I will be certified to custom fit women following reconstructive breast surgery for beautiful, feminine, and comfortable fashion.

Thank you for taking a moment to read my story and your continued support of Buttercup’s and our journey.

I look forward to meeting you in our boutique soon or fulfilling your online order!