BATAVIA – Downtown Batavia's new children's boutique, Ruby Jane, opens its doors from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14 during the Second Fridays event.
According to a news release, Ruby Jane's grand opening weekend will extend through Aug. 16. The boutique, which is located at 10 Wilson St., is owned and operated by Batavia resident Patricia Anderson of Patricia Anderson Photography.
“I’ve been a newborn baby and family photographer for 9 years," Anderson stated in the news release. "When COVID hit, photographers were deemed non-essential and were prohibited from close contact with clients. Not knowing what the future would look like for in-studio newborn photography, I decided to fulfill one of my long time dreams to open a children’s clothing store."
Anderson stated that her store is a great option for families who are looking for clothes that aren't avaialble in big box stores.
"My vision for Ruby Jane is to carry trendy and original pieces that are stylish enough for family photos and casual enough for a trip down to the farmer’s market or playground,” she stated in the release.
Ruby Jane carries sizes newborn through 5T. In addition to clothes and shoes, Anderson will sell locally made items such as lip balm from CeCe’s Honey Bees of West Chicago, specialty jewelry from the Crystal Collective in Maple Park and hand-made children’s masks, one of a kind dresses, vintage quilted bibs and stroller blankets made by her mother in North Aurora.
Hours for the grand opening weekend are: Friday, Aug. 14: 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15 from 9 to 5 p.m.. Sunday, Aug. 16 from noon to 4 p.m.
For every $50 spent, customers will be entered into a raffle to win a free family portrait session for this fall with Patricia Anderson Photography – a $500 value.
“This is a dream come true for me,” Anderson stated. “I’m a firm believer in supporting local businesses. I love what’s happening in downtown Batavia, and I’m excited to be a part of my town’s vibrant community.”