Downtown’s favorite little custom embroidery shop has moved from the Red River District to the Lofts at 624 at 624 Texas Street and owner Katy Rhodes couldn’t be happier. See a video showing the store and all the items they carry.
Rhodes is thrilled to be carrying a line called ‘Happy Everything’ which was a popular seller at the former Kings Hardware. She is the only seller in the area of a line which can be changed almost daily with new attachments like the spooky house below. These pieces are held on with velcro and can be changed according to season, holiday, color and more. A single platter, for example, could serve multiple holidays and purposes. As the wreath below shows, Appli-K’s can also customize each piece with a name, date or event.
The Appli-K’s space is off the lobby just behind Rhino Coffee downtown, so the next time you are grabbing a java, pop in. Appli-K’s light-filled nook offers all sorts of gifts that can be bought as-is or personalized, embroidery services, home decor and Louisiana-themed gifts.
Appli-K’s started in a small space in the Red River District after winning a Pop Up Business Award from the Downtown Shreveport Development Corporation. In the years since, Katy, her mom, dad and husband created a thriving storefront filled with all things embroidered- from aprons and tea towels to pillows and book bags. “This is a perfect location for Katy’s store,” says DDA director Liz Swaine. Every apartment tenant in the building will want at least one of the items that Katy will have for sale. Additionally, all the customers coming into Rhino and Season’s Salon on the ground floor and to the businesses on the mezzanine will have a wonderful retail space to explore.” Appli-K’s Hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 am- 6 pm.