Oxford County Business Success Stories:
Eden Bella Boutique
Tracy Kaiman opened Eden Bella Boutique in August 2009. She moved to Woodstock from Toronto with her young daughter, leaving a successful, well-paying career in fashion with a big Toronto corporation.
Eden Bella Boutique is a woman's clothing store which sells after-five, special occasion, career and casual wear. Its specialties are exceptional service, and an understanding of how to make any woman look and feel beautiful. It carries fashion-forward clothing in sizes 00-24 from Canada, New York and L.A.
When asked about how business is going, Tracy could not be more enthusiastic:
“Business every year keeps on getting better. Word of mouth is the best form of advertising. I have traffic going though my boutique all day. People come in on their lunch and after work too. Oxford County gets it...shop local. As a business owner the community support is incredible. Thank you Oxford County for shopping local!!”
Tracy loves Woodstock’s active downtown, where everyone has a voice in its development and continual improvement. Having a storefront in downtown Woodstock allows her to be close to everything and for people to find her easily. She loves that the market is just across the road and that in the summer, the streets are filled with people.
“Standing outside the boutique, Downtown Woodstock looks like a scene out of a storybook and since I have been here, the story keeps on getting better.”
Another benefit of being located in Oxford is that its central location allows people to travel from as far as London, Windsor, Brantford, Hamilton, and Toronto as well as nearby towns like Ingersoll and Tavistock.
As for life in Oxford, Tracy has everything she needs and more. She feels as much a part of the community as if it has always has been her home.
“If I had to do anything over in my life, I would have moved to Woodstock years ago. I could not be happier.”