Clairvaux's original story in the Fairway Shops along Shawnee Mission Parkway, above, opened in September 2020. The
Johnson County-based women’s boutique Clairvaux is set to open a second location at Overland Park’s Hawthorne Plaza shopping center.
The designer retailer plans to open its new storefront at 11934 Roe Avenue later this spring, near The Mixx.
Clairvaux, advertises itself as “French influenced with California laidback cool” and offers clothing and accessories from a range of emerging designers.
Their inventory includes clothing items like dresses, jackets and footwear, as well as accessories like jewelry and handbags.
Co-owner Joni Johnson opened the first location in September of 2020 in the Fairway Shops along Shawnee Mission Parkway. That store will remain open.
Johnson worked for Kansas City-based clothing company Standard Stylefor 15 years before opening Clairvaux.
She said she’d worked with clients in southern Johnson County and knew there was a demand there for a retail experience like the one Clairvaux offers. This is part of what spurred the store’s expansion to Overland Park, along with a need for more space.
“We needed more space and I didn’t necessarily think that making (the Fairway store) bigger would serve a bigger client base,” she said. “I was really drawn to Hawthorne Plaza because I felt like they really represented a lot of local stores.”
Clairvaux also offers specialty services, including appointments with a personal stylist at the store. They can also book “closet edits” where stylists remove outdated items.
Prices for delivery and closet edit services range from $250 to $500 and in-store styling is free.
Clairvaux will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Weekend hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m on Sunday.
Hi! I'm Lucie Krisman, and I cover the city of Leawood and Johnson County Government for the Post.
I'm a native of Tulsa, Okla., but have been living in Kansas since I moved here to attend KU, where I earned my degree in journalism. Prior to joining the Post, I did work for The Pitch, the Eudora Times, the North Dakota Newspaper Association and KTUL in Tulsa.