Throwback Thursday

In 2010, sisters, Laura “Merritt” Walker and Cristie Merritt, opened ShopbellaC. At the time, Laura had just graduated with her marketing degree and was working a full time job while Cristie was finishing up her degree in fashion merchandising. The girls put their degrees, work experience, and love for fashion together to create a one of a kind shopping experience. With hard-work and unbeatable customer service, the girls made their dream a reality.


Cristie and Laura wanted their company to reflect the Southern Charm like where they grew up in Atlanta while also being inspired by beautiful cities abroad they love to frequent for inspiration. The sisters have blended the absolute best of boutique shopping by hand selecting merchandise themselves. These personal touches have helped to create something very special and unique to their boutique. 


ShopbellaC began by selling jewelry and gifts at large holiday shows throughout the Southern states. It quickly expanded to an online boutique that included clothing, shoes, gifts, and jewelry. One year after moving warehouses in Searcy, Arkansas, they officially opened their doors as a storefront in 2013! 


Today, Cristie and Laura are extremely proud of their SBC team as they reflect on the incredible growth of ShopbellaC! “Our wonderful staff is one of the aspects that makes SBC so special and unique! They are incredibly hard working and strive to make every single customer feel very welcomed and appreciated!  Our SBC team is very dedicated to our mission statement  ‘Shop. Share. Serve.’ We strive to fulfill it everyday! We love meeting new customers, helping them feel beautiful, and have fun shopping for new clothing, jewelry and accessories!” –Laura Walker 


ShopbellaC welcomes those from out-of-town to enjoy ShopbellaC through social medias and online at!  Cristie and Laura have been devoted to making ShopbellaC a fun place to shop and relax…so stop by the store, check out our website, or keep up with us on the SBC social medias!