Tawny Elizabeth Cox’s Tiny Traveling Boutique in Elk Rapids encompasses everything that comes to mind when you meet her: inviting, fun, stylish, Michigan-made.

With over a decade of retail knowledge and a background in fashion marketing, Tawny (pictured above) wanted to create her own shop to align her business with her values—in something different from the traditional brick and mortar. Family close by to offer a strong support system and a true love of the natural surroundings of Elk Rapids made it an easy choice for her to set up shop, and she began remodeling a former camper.

When curating pieces for the boutique, Tawny supports other small business owners throughout the U.S. and Canada—primarily, women. She has received a resounding response from the Elk Rapids community; find her parked on Ames Street just north of downtown Elk Rapids. Find current hours or shop her offerings online.

The Tiny Traveling Boutique will be open every weekend in October (Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at 703 Ames St.). There will be a Halloween sale and a holiday market, in-store and online, in November. That will be the last event for the 2018 season. 

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Photo(s) by Meaghin Rose