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Meet Shanika Thomas of Bend The Trend Boutique

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shanika Thomas.

Hi Shanika, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My name is Shanika Thomas, a woman business owner, and proud mother of two amazing children. I am from a small town called Jonesville right outside of Union SC. I graduated from Union High School in 2008. I then proceeded to Greenville Technical College where I received my  Associates Degree in Science. I am a full time employee at DFA Milk in Spartanburg SC as a Front Office Clerk. I love to dance, laugh and shop. I have been in the retail business for about 3 years now. Although I have been into fashion my entire life. I love building women’s confidence and letting all women know how beautiful they are. My small business is not just a business, it’s something I look forward to doing every single day. I love adding new things to the spotlight as well meeting new people.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
The road to having a successful business was not easy at all! There were many struggles! Until I got my brick and mortar, I did pop up shops and sold out of my home via website. This was very difficult especially when Covid-19 hit. I then found a physical location to build something I would be very proud of. I have been learning new things every single day to better my business. From hiring employees, to modeling, to marketing. This has been a great experience!

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Bend The Trend Boutique LLC?
Bend The Trend Boutique is a Plus Size Boutique! Where confidence has no shape, no color, & no size! We offer Sizes XL to 5XL and recently expanded the selection and added a small selection of Small, Medium, and Large! We also offer Accessories, Wigs, Shoes, and Jewelry! I am known for my confidence! When I model the clothes, I want all my customers and future customers to know that rather you are big or small, short or tall, Rock that confidence! Step into the room and own it! Be yourself bc insecurities shows! I am most proud of how many ladies trust me and let their guards down when rocking the latest trends from Bend the Trend Boutique!

What’s next
My small future plans are to become a one-stop shop! To do so, I would need more space and more talented employees. I would love to be more in the background and build a strong team! When I say Team, I am talking about everybody who is a part of Bend The Trend Boutique will make women walk out of Bend the Trend feeling 10x better about themselves than before they walked in! From Head to Toe! Be on the lookout for Bend The Trend Boutique on the Big Screen one day because it will soon come!


  • Apparel -$25-40
  • Shoes $40
  • Jewelry $6-$15
  • Wigs $25-50
  • Lashes $2

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