We would like to welcome you to the Olivia Shoppe blog. Our goal is to begin sharing information about the shop, kids fashion, home decor, and so much more with you. We hope this will be a way for you to get to know us a little better, and find entertaining and useful information about topics we’re all passionate about.
I wanted to introduce myself and tell you a little more about us and Olivia Shoppe. My name is Kathy De La Paz and I own Olivia Shoppe with my sister, Maria Girling. I was born and raised in Austin, Texas. I love this city and have watched so many changes over the 50+ plus years that I have lived in Austin. I received my Master’s degree in Social Work from UT Austin. I worked with children, families, home health care and hospice programs during my years as a practicing social worker. After my family sold their home health agency, my sister and I were looking for a change of pace. We did real estate investment, historical restoration and eventually bought Three Threads which is now Olivia Shoppe.
When we bought Three Threads it was primarily a monogram and gift store. There were not many options for high-end children’s clothing and products in Austin, so we decided to add children’s clothing to the store's offerings. Olivia Shoppe is now a lifestyle store that features a carefully curated collection of children’s clothing, home decor, gifts and monogramming. The variety of clothing, home decor and gifts is as eclectic as Austin. You can find something to satisfy a diverse variety of tastes.
As a mother of six, grandmother, and a professional shopper, I have bought more than my fair share of children’s clothing over the years. My children range from age 25 to 8. My oldest daughter, Maddy, decided to go to college in Paris, France right around the time we bought the shop. I of course took every opportunity to go and visit her. I had my two year old, Olivia, in tow. I would shop at the amazing children’s boutiques and fell in love with brands like Bonpoint, Tartine et Chocolat, and Bonton. I loved the quality of fabrics, the beautiful design, and the overall craftsmanship that the clothing entailed. I knew I had to get these (and some of my other favorite brands) to Austin.
Owning Olivia Shoppe is much more than just selling children’s clothing and lifestyle items for us. We are a family-owned and operated small business. Olivia Shoppe is about providing some place to buy the things you want and need as well as giving back to our community. Olivia Shoppe has provided cash grants, as well as donations to many organizations in the Austin area such as Carrying Hope, Helping Hand Home, and Central Texas Food Bank.
That is a little about us. We hope you will come back and visit the blog. We would always love to hear from you too.