While driving down Liberty Main Street several months ago I kept noticing the decorated windows in the Sunflower Health Food Store. As I passed I wondered why the Health Food store was displaying women’s fashion….. beautiful outfits, bags, and shoes. I had to stop and investigate. Wandering inside I was thrilled to see a display of tops, dresses, and jewelry. Wow !! A women’s clothing shop in Liberty !! Could this possibly be?
The Health Food Store had been sold and here was a new business in its place. I never expected a woman’s shop! Greeting me was the owner, Ivelisse who with her bright smile and friendly personality was more than helpful filling me in on her line of clothing. In the back room she pointed out her line of gorgeous bridesmaid and formal dresses by David Tutera. Any young lady will be certain to find something to suit her for prom, special event or wedding! Ive has not only a passion for fashion, but goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable in her shop. She says, “customers walk in as strangers, but leave as friends”. I can say this is certainly true. I’ve only known Ive for a few months but feel like its been forever !
Co-owner, Paul is a 12 year Veteran with the Army Reserves and Air National Guard. He is the proud wholesaler of Nine Line apparel which is veteran owned and operated. Not only does he carry this apparel for men, but women, as well! In researching what “Nine Line” means I found out that it is a medvac request for a soldier that is injured on the battlefield. To a soldier Nine Line symbolizes patriotism, hope and trust in one’s countrymen.
Nine Line apparel strives to invigorate a sense of patriotism and national pride that seems to be disappearing from our society. Nine Line respects the flag and what it stands for; supports those who have served and continue to serve in the military, police, fire or any public service; and wants to make being patriotic something to be proud of !
As I wandered the beautifully decorated shop I was intrigued with the Nine Line T-shirts I found! When I picked up a t-shirt that read, “I stand for the National Anthem”, I knew I had to have it! I bought one with the American Flag on the back for my husband and he was just as impressed as I was. He asked me to get him several more !
The following weekend we were stopped getting an ice cream, wearing our Nine Line shirts! A truck pulled in behind us and several young guys got out. They commented on our great shirts with the flags and wanted to know where we got them! I was proud to say, “The Liberty Market”… In Liberty !