After years of contemplation, it took a pandemic to encourage Courtney Biggs to chase her dreams. The fashion-loving, sports-watching local is set to launch the Bonnie Rae Boutique website this Saturday, and it will feature unique clothes and accessories at an affordable price.
Using strictly an online platform, the boutique will carry sizes XS-3XL with free shipping on all items.
“Bonnie Rae will have something for everyone,” she said. “We will offer casual and comfy loungewear, but also the perfect outfit for a date night.”
Biggs also serves as an assistant coach for the Daviess County High School softball team, helping to guide the Lady Panthers to exponential success in recent years.
“I’ve always felt a little like an outcast — I love shopping and dressing up, but at the same time, I love sports and could watch ball games all day long,” she said. “I got my degree in sports management from WKU, but always knew deep down that I loved fashion and wanted to work in this field.”
While she has no intention of leaving the diamond anytime soon, Biggs did admit that her passion for athletics and fashion were at constant odds until earlier this year.
“When COVID hit and softball completely stopped, I had a lot of time to think about what I really wanted to do,” she said. “I think so many people are shopping online now, especially during times like this.”
After crafting a business plan and months of preparation, she said her biggest obstacle was deciding on a name. She arrived at Bonnie Rae after her grandmother, who was an avid shopper.
“After a lot of thinking and discussion with family, I thought it was the perfect time to take the plunge and follow my dreams,” she said. “My grandma absolutely loved to shop so I just knew it was the perfect name. I always say I got my love for shopping from her.”
To follow the launch of the Bonnie Rae website and online store, follow them on Facebook and Instagram by searching @bonnieraeboutique.
“There’s nothing better than putting on a new dress and feeling like a million bucks in it,” she said. “I hope people understand when they purchase something they are supporting me and helping make all my dreams come true.”