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Kids’ boutique opens

Shanna Boges-Shealy has opened a new children’s boutique at 2822 Nottingham Way.

Shanna Boges-Shealy has opened a new children’s boutique at 2822 Nottingham Way.

ALBANY — Sweet Potatoes Childrens’ Boutique has been open only about a week and the owner, Shanna Boges-Shealy, says she’s loving it.

While never before owning a business, she holds degrees in both Business Management and Business Law from Albany State University.

“This is my dream,” Boges-Shealy said, “I’ve always wanted to do this. I absolutely love getting up in the morning, coming here and staying late.”

Boges-Shealy said she wanted to bring something different to Albany in the way of “big city” clothing brands, so her customers won’t have to travel to find what they’re looking for.

“When my little boy was 2 years old, I had to travel a lot, going to Atlanta, Columbus or Macon, trying to find something different.”

Cute and quality clothing for boys is especially hard to find, according to Boges-Shealy, who came to realize the difficulty when she had a boy. Now she wants “make things kind of equal” between girls and boys clothing. She admits, though, that boys things are difficult to find.

“They just don’t make enough of the outfits,” Boges-Shealy said.

Along with her clothing lines, Boges-Shealy carries a number of “custom” items, including piggy banks and frames and little girls’ shoes with ‘bling.’ ”

Before Sweet Potatoes arrived, the 1,200-square-foot space at 2822 Nottingham Way, Suite 6, had been home to A&K Fashions, Boges-Shealy said.

Boges-Shealy found her spot with help from realtor Mary Carter of Murray Webb & Associates, she said. Larry Kirkland with Walden & Kirkland was also involved with the property transaction, she said.


Sister_Ruby 3 years, 3 months ago

I really hate hyphenated last names on womens. Really hate it. What are they trying to prove?


Fletch 3 years, 3 months ago

Most do. People do this in order to mask a massive inferiority complex. It's twice as worse when a male does it! I find myself puposely omitting the first part of the hyphenated name when addressing the loser that does this..... Who says I have to encourage such a weak psyche.


ustaknow 3 years, 3 months ago

I am glad this lady ventured out and I wish her all of the success. Also glad to see she got her degree from one of our local colleges and decided to reinvest in our local community. The best of luck to you.


chinaberry25 3 years, 3 months ago

Is this backed by Oprah? You will be on OWN next with a sit com.


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