Ekim Fashion opened its doors in 2003. Starting with a dream, Passion for fashion and a small business loan from CBDC Northern Opportunities for Business. The business has grown from a small rental space lacking even simple necessities to a now personally owned building in the heart of the downtown area. Surviving both common small business struggles as well as those not so common, an amazing accomplishment from a single mother of three boys and a true testimonial to her love of the industry and sheer determination.
A recognition that there was a great need for accessible true fashion within the area was also a driving factor, clothing lines that larger box stores simply did not carry nor see a demand for. Such lines as Papillon, Lois, Silver Jeans, Artex, and Viking to name but a few. Some may be newer to the store while others have been present from the beginning.
Awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2011 and having become a staple in the business community, she has been locally utilized in the media in numerous occasions to promote pageants, festivals and small business growth.
To this day Owner/Operator Gail Gosbee, with over 25 years’ experience in the fashion industry, genuinely believes in being honest with her customers, striving for both comfort and use her experience along with product knowledge to make customers look and feel their absolute best at affordable prices.
“If you look good, we look good”
A foremost and heart felt value that has made the business what it is today.