While Lilyana's features a variety of ladies' fashion, from lace to leggings and dresses to denim, the shop is much more than a boutique. Owner Denise Balsamo Burroughs opened the location in Keystone Plaza in January of 2015 and views Lilyana's as a ministry.
"This is truly a healing place for women," said Denise." They feel comfortable here. No matter their size or age there is something for everyone."
In fact, the business started on faith alone. Denise had recently sold a business and was looking to start something new. "I simply prayed about it and asked for encouragement. Shortly there after, the Lord sent me Karen Lewis. She encouraged me to start the business, and to this day still helps in so many ways."
"My friend Lilyana is a missionary in Europe and she is a classy and stylish woman so I thought it was a perfect fit. We started out at The River Market and did really well and then this location opened up and it was perfect," said Denise. "I truly love building relationships with people and customers that come in to shop," said Denise. "I had one lady that I met when she was visiting a business next door. She had been depressed for three years and rarely left her house. We became friends and she gradually started opening up to me and telling me more about her family. She told me that her son was in a bad place and hadn't communicated with her in several months. We have a prayer box and she put her name in there and we prayed over it. Within a matter of days, her son called her out of the blue."
This is just one example that Denise uses when telling of things that have taken place in the shop.
Denise's love for people brings them to Lilyana's, which features both trendy and classic designs for teens to mature women, from small to plus size, all at affordable prices.
"One of my favorite lines is Escapada," said Denise. "It is machine washable and features bright colors and classic pieces." They even feature some lines that are exclusive to the entire state, like Lizzy James, a handmade jewelry line from California.
Lilyana's also includes a salon, where their talented stylists specialize in cuts and color. Denise invites you to visit her and Lilyana's, whether to shop for fun, fashion or just enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation.