Tina Fredrickson and her daughters, Sarah and Jennifer, long envisioned owning and operating a different kind of boutique. They had little appreciation for the impersonal shopping experience at big box stores and dreamed of bringing to Colorado Springs a feast for the senses and a salve for the soul, something like the fabulous little boutiques we all discover while on vacation. After Tina retired from a 30-year career as a grade school educator and librarian, their dream came true. They enlisted the help of long-time friends and colleagues and opened abaTina Boutique in August 2004. Since that humble opening, the store has expanded three times to allow even more wonderful product offerings, an exceptional customer experience, classy complimentary gift wrapping, and warm, friendly customer service.