Fashion women’s boutique to open second store at Eastgate Plaza

WICHITA — What’s fashionable in west Wichita soon will be on the east side as well.

The Fashion women’s boutique at Central and West is getting a sister store.

Andy Young Lee and his wife, immigration lawyer Jihyun Kim, own the 7,500-square-foot store at Plaza West.

Their second store will be at Eastgate Plaza at Kellogg and Rock.

“There’s totally two different markets — east and west,” Kim says of Wichita.

The east store will start out smaller with about 2,500 square feet.

Andy Boyd of Walter Morris Cos. handled the deal.

“We’ve been looking for this location for a while, actually,” Kim says.

She hoped for more space, but she says the only other space at Eastgate was more than 10,000 square feet, and she says that’s more than she and her husband are ready for.

The location was a draw nonetheless.

“It gets a lot of traffic,” Kim says.

Fashion sells women’s clothing, handbags and shoes.

“He focuses a lot on shoes,” Kim says of Lee.

The store is geared to shoppers in their teens to women in their 40s.

“It’s a very trendy line of women’s clothing,” Kim says. “You want to be fashionable.”

The store will open in early October.

Kim and Lee already are thinking of a possible third store.

They’re “not sure at this point,” Kim says, “but we’re talking.”