NEWBERRY — To some, the name Krazy Daisy might sound like a flower shop, but here in Newberry, Krazy Daisy is the name of a new women’s clothing store.
“I just picked the name out of the blue. I was looking at business names on the Internet, and just said, this is it,” said Angela Goings, store owner. “Plus the name fits my personality perfectly.”
Goings once owned and operated a business in Prosperity, but decided she wanted a change. She sold that business and opened Krazy Daisy to begin anew. When it came to finding a location, Goings picked Newberry because she felt it was starting to flourish with other new businesses.
“The town is coming back,” she said. “Five to six years ago there were a lot of empty stores on Main Street, but now they are all filling up again, and I am glad to be a part of that.”
After Goings found her new location in the old carpenter’s building, she discovered there was another space available in the back. She then went to friend Vicki Fischer and presented her with an opportunity.
“The owner of Newberry Flag and Garden (Fischer) and I are friends. In fact I walked into her store in Prosperity and I asked her if she wanted to have a store next to mine again, and she said yes,” said Goings.
Elizabeth’s on Main also shares the building with the two businesses, but Goings says it is a friendly relationship.
“All three stores work well together. Elizabeth was tickled when she learned we were coming here,” said Goings. “Each store helps the other. It is like one-stop shopping.”
Krazy Daisy shoppers will find women’s clothing (including plus sizes), jewelry, handbags, children’s clothing and gift items. Goings said she provides clothing with a casual look, but does have dressy items for businesswomen as well.
Krazy Daisy also carries pre-owned clothing bought from customers looking to sell unwanted items.
Goings said her biggest seller so far has been women’s plus sizes, which she believes is because her store is the only locally owned business that sells plus sizes in Newberry.
The grand opening for Krazy Daisy took place Aug. 9 in conjunction with Newberry Flag and Garden. While she did not hold a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony, Goings held a drawing and awarded one customer, Peggy Mullins, a gift certificate to the store.