Shop Local: Silk N Honey Boutique

New Black woman owned boutique in downtown Memphis

Comfy and cute is the style of choice for many this season, but that doesn’t mean your look has to be boring. Whether you’re working from home all day or want a stylish outfit for running errands, SIlk N Honey Boutique can help you create a look that has the perfect balance of cozy and feminine.

Silk N Honey started as an online boutique in August 2018 and recently celebrated their 2nd birthday with the grand opening of their first brick and mortar store in Downtown Memphis!

woman sitting on counter of brightly lit boutique, she's laughing and her hands are in the air
Kim Thomas
Silk N Honey Owner, Tess Blakney

I popped in recently to chat with the owner Tess Blakney and check out the BIPOC woman-owned boutique; they carry contemporary, on-trend clothing and accessories for the fashion-savvy girl who loves clothes, but likes to keep things stylishly simple. 

Q&A With Silk N Honey Owner Tess Blakney

Kim: Why Downtown Memphis for your location?

Tess: Being from Southaven, I've always had an affinity for the Bluff City since I was a child. With Downtown Memphis filled with amazing local small businesses and restaurants, I knew it was the perfect location to open Silk N Honey's brick and mortar store.

mannequins modeling jeans and feminine top in a brightly lit boutique
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jeans, sweaters, and dresses hung up in a boutique against a white wall
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Kim: What do you feel sets Silk N Honey Boutique apart from other shops?

Tess: Silk N Honey offers our customers an experience, rather than just a store that sells clothes. When our guests leave, my goal is for them to feel more confident and empowered whether it's from a conversation with a stylist or the purchase of a new dress or piece of jewelry.

Kim: What’s your favorite part about owning a boutique?

Tess: As a female entrepreneur, I love being my own boss and sharing my love of fashion with my customers. Being obsessed with fashion, my favorite part is going to various markets and picking out all of our inventory. We try to choose items that are trendy but inclusive of everyone (when it comes to size and price point), which ensures that everyone has an opportunity to shop with us.  

brightly lit shop lobby with teal plush chairs and wide-brimmed hats hung on the wall
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gold and silver hoop earrings on a gold and white tray
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Kim: How can people shop with you/keep up with what’s happening with the store?

Tess: Follow Silk N Honey on Instagram and Facebook for the latest sales, giveaways and fun (socially-distant) events we host at the boutique. If you don't have social media, visit our website to sign up for our newsletter at

silky red and black dresses hung up under a Sale sign in a boutique
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light blue dress with bodice cutout displayed at a boutique
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woman standing holding door open to clothing boutique
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Shopping In Downtown Memphis

Affordable in price but high on style, Silk N Honey Boutique is definitely a go-to shopping destination. I love that their clothes are affordable, and regardless of your personal style, you can find a few great pieces to add to your wardrobe. In addition, if you need outfit inspiration, their mannequins are dressed in the latest styles. Merchandise comes in weekly, so there’s always something cute and new in stock!

Go There: 

6 West GE Patterson Avenue Suite 102
Memphis, TN 38103

Silk N Honey Boutique Website

Tuesday - Friday 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday-Monday Closed

About the Author

Kim Thomas is a lifestyle blogger and photographer based in Memphis, TN. Launched in September 2010, her blog KP Fusion provides fashion, style and beauty tips with a little Memphis flavor thrown in. The goal with her blog is to keep you in the know about the cool happenings in the city and beyond, and she’s partnered with brands like Macy’s, Ulta Beauty, and Loft to help inspire others to be creative and take on beauty and fashion on their own terms.

She specializes in lifestyle photography for small businesses, interiors designers creatives + influencers; her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, HGTV Magazine and on House Beautiful, My Domaine, and Apartment Therapy. “Real life, but prettier.” is her focus with visual storytelling while helping her clients bring their brand visions to life. 

Describe your perfect Memphis day:

Grab a latte + pastry from Park + Cherry while at the Dixon seeing an exhibition, stop by a few local boutiques to shop, grab lunch at Libro in Laurelwood, dinner at Catherine & Mary’s, live music at Overton Square, nightcap at Inkwell.

Your most memorable Memphis moment:

Hearing The Roots and The Isley Brothers play at The New Daisy Theater. 

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