WICHITA — When Aleta Williams announced her retirement to Have You Heard? last week, she mentioned that she felt like she didn’t have any competition.
There’s some new competition on the block, though.
Lisa Wayne opened All About Her in October at 536 S. Bluff.
She’s a certified mastectomy fitter and sells breast prostheses, regular bras and swimwear at the boutique.
Wayne used to work for her mother-in-law, Designs by Darris owner Darris Wayne, who has run a bra-fitting business from her Wichita home for more than two decades.
“She taught me everything she knows basically,” Lisa Wayne says.
She says her mother-in-law will be retiring in a few years.
“That just opened up the doors for me to open up and get established,” Wayne says. “She told me Wichita’s big enough for both of us.”
As long as her mother-in-law is still in business, Wayne says, “I’m not trying to take anybody away from her. She’s got a lot of loyal customers”
Like Williams, who was in business for more than 40 years, Wayne is finding that she enjoys helping people.
“It helps people … more than any other job I ever had,” she says.
“It’s just a passion.”