Becky Freidt believes all women should be able to shop the racks and find a few items of clothing they love and that make them feel beautiful and confident. The only problem is, for plus-size women that can be a hard to find experience. Until now.

In July, Becky opened a new boutique in Mandan called Curvy Flamingo Boutique. The store is filled with clothes for women sizes XL to 3X. Opening a storefront was the next logical step for Becky, who has been operating the Curvy Flamingo Boutique online since 2016.

“I have been running my online store and doing vendor shows and pop-up events in Bismarck, Mandan, Dickinson, and Minot for two years, and I had a lot of customers locally who wanted to try things on before buying, so when the space became available on Mandan’s Main Street, I decided it was time to open a store,” says Becky.

“Everyone deserves to be comfortable, to feel good in their clothes, and to wear cute clothes. I love to shop, and I love clothes, so opening this boutique just makes sense for me,” explains Becky.

The boutique is a side business for Becky; she still works a full time job. You can find the Curvy Flamingo Boutique at 500 Main Street West in Mandan; the store is open Fridays from noon to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment. Becky also posts inventory on her Facebook page, Curvy Flamingo Boutique.