Bella Tu Boutique
Bella Tu. Beautiful You.
Bella “Too.” You are beautiful also.
Bella “Two.” Beautiful the second time.
Open at its current location on Virginia Beach Boulevard since summer 2016, this upscale shop offers a boutique feel without boutique price tags. “We, as women,” want to feel pampered,” asserts owner Terrie Burroughs Mitchell.
Bella Tu began its life in Church Point Commons Shopping Center about four years ago. However, Burroughs Mitchell had always coveted a highly visible location on the Boulevard. When space became available in the Hudgins Building, just east of Loehmann’s Plaza (more than twice as much space as her former location), she put a stylish foot forward.
The airy storefront is infused with sunlight and with Burroughs Mitchell’s positive energy, noted by a customer perusing the boutique. And it would be difficult not to feel cheery amidst better label designer merchandise, including both women’s and men’s clothing, shoes, accessories, new retail items in the “Pergola,” accents for the well-dressed home and local handcrafted items all handsomely displayed.
Though the owner is a former fitness instructor and software engineer with a bachelor’s in computer science, memories of bonding with her two sisters and her mother on Saturday shopping expeditions was imprinted from an early age. The oldest sister opened a consignment boutique in Alabama where Burroughs Mitchell would help out on occasion, and once her youngest son graduated from high school, she followed suit.
Current casual and formal styles of excellent quality in superb condition, estate and vintage jewelry, glassware, clocks, frames, body care products, books and paintings: Bella Tu offers all of this and more. Sound like a hodge-podge? It isn’t. The boutique’s merchandising is appealing, logical and uncluttered. But if your brain and body need a break, a comfy seating area offers a little retail respite. And, just two doors down, My Vegan Sweet Tooth bakery will revive flagging energy with both sugary and savory sustenance.
Bella Tu Boutique is located at 3912 Virginia Beach Blvd., Suite 101, Virginia Beach. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. They accept items for consignment Tuesday through Thursday with no appointment necessary. They also offer complimentary in-home pick-up. Visit their website or call 757-965-9655 for their consignment policy and more.