“Aphrodite’s Closet is not just for the S-M-L Goddess. I have dedicated half of my retail space to the Full Sized Goddess, with equally sexy selections as regular sizes, while still keeping her price points below $50” -Tina Omer
We are so excited to have gotten the chance to learn the background story to the owner and founder of the lingerie boutique Aphrodite’s Closet. This new store is located at 6060 Montgomery Road in San Antonio, Texas and is the product of Tina Omer’s passion to provide affordable and stylish lingerie to women of all sizes.
She was kind enough to regale us with her story:
My story is a little unorthodox. After being out of work for three years, I took a job as a House Mom at a local “entertainment club.” The position entailed manning a small boutique located in the club as well as being a personal valet for the girls. If they needed hair spray, curling irons, snacks, or a shoulder to cry on, the House Mom took care of these needs. I have to admit it was one of the most rewarding jobs I’ve ever had. I still miss my girls very much.
During that time, I paid attention to the comments the girls were making about the selections of clothes and lingerie the boutique was offering, as well as quality and pricing. Having my own wholesale license I looked up some of the prices the shop owner was buying her inventory for and was floored at her mark up! I always told my husband during that time that if I ever opened a retail store it would be a lingerie boutique and I would offer quality items at reasonable prices.
When the House Mom position came to an end, I knew it was time for me to make my move. I immediately started looking for affordable retail space and found it within days and signed the lease. It was close to my home and in a community I wanted to support.
Having limited funds, all of the renovations had to be done mostly without the aid of a contractor so my husband stepped in and did all the work, transforming a very drab, cookie cutter rental space into my vision. I wanted the boutique to look like a sexy closet and he hit the nail on the head.
Aphrodite’s Closet is not just for the S-M-L Goddess. I have dedicated half of my retail space to the Full Sized Goddess, with equally sexy selections as regular sizes, while still keeping her price points below $50. I want every woman, every size, from every walk of life to be able to afford something that will make her feel sexy.
We carry Elegant Moments, Leg Avenue, Rene Rofe, Just Sexy, Paris Pink, Gina Intimates, Dream Girls, to name a few. We are also in the process of carrying an affordable line of Elomi Kristi Bras, a European line that caters to full busted women wearing sizes up to FF.
Customer Service and satisfaction are my first priority. Every woman walking in the door is treated just as royally as the last.
We can certainly feel the passion behind Tina’s words and based on these lovely images, Tina’s dream of creating a sexy little lingerie closet is starting to become a reality. Next time we’re in San Antonio we will certainly have to drop in.