Jade Greer Curvy, Confident Owner of K.Staton Boutique

Nestled in the eclectic neighborhood of Hampden in West Baltimore you can find K.Staton; a boutique whose reputation has received high marks in the curvy community for its diverse selection of contemporary plus-sized clothing. The moment I entered the store I had a hard time trying to figure out why I had never been to pay a visit. A small fashion emergency is what finally prompted me to venture to Hampden- an up-and-coming neighborhood known for its amazing vintage clothing and unique dining options. The week before my birthday found me waiting for the dress I ordered to be delivered so off to K. Stanton I went in hopes of finding a suitable plan B in the event my dress did not arrive in time.

I immediately fell in love with the infectious personality of the boutiques owner- Jade Greer who was warm, welcoming and an obvious advocate for the curvy community. I also found an amazing selection of everything from accessories to a great range of clothing for “luxury sized” women. After a few minutes chatting with Greer I knew I had to interview the dynamic woman behind the boutique so we set up some time to meet and I left out of the store with a smile on my face, a new jacket in my bag and excitement from my retail experience.

Here’s my interview with Jade Greer:

GF: How long has the boutique been open?
JG: The boutique has been in existence for 2.5 years since August of 2009.I’ve been in this space for 5 months and I was 2 blocks north for 2 years

GF: What is the motivation for the name of the boutique?
JG: K. Staton is actually aka Kimberly Staton, my mom. She had breast cancer so that’s why I participate in the Susan G. Komen breast cancer walk- we have a K. Staton team, she was my motivation, she was my encouragement she was my love. I was racking my brain to come up with a name- it was curvy this, voluptuous that and one night my husband just said, why don’t you just call it K. Staton? The day we opened our doors was August 24th, 2009 and that was the day my mom passed. I wanted to associate the day with something positive.

GF: Tell me a little bit about some of the designers you carry in the boutique?
JG: We carry Kyonna, which does well, and as of last season we started carrying Monif C, we’ve also had some Jibri in here. I will be introducing Blue Plate this spring/summer. (A vintage, casual free- flowing designer that will work well for spring/summer)

GF: Tell me a little bit about your customers…
JG: Oh- my girls, I call them my girls and they range between the ages of 25-55. My girls are my joys, my loves. My girl can be professional, but she can also go out to the bar.

GF: What advice would you have for young girls- between pre-teen to high school age who feel like there’s no place for them in fashion because they are curvy?

JG: That’s a lie. I can understand why they might feel like that because I was like that- I wasn’t always a person who loved my curves. I want to be in their face to show them you can be stylish and plus size. I want to emphasize confidence- you have to own it (your curves).

GF: Tell me when you had a turning point, when you began to embrace your curves and recognized your authentic beauty?

JG: I would attribute it to a couple of different things: the first was when I met my husband. I met him when I was 15 and he showed me how a woman was supposed to be treated. He loved me for my curves and with my curves. Also when I started making my own money, driving my own car, that sense of independence gives women identity.

GF: What do you see as the next steps for the boutique?

JG: When I first opened, I was a store within a store so I was always pushing to get my own storefront. So God blessed with that so now I am just going to develop and grow it and really concentrate on making this location the best I can make it. I give myself like two years and then I will have a second location.

GF: Who are some of your favorite designers?
JG: I love Michael Kors; I love Asos- I love simplistic, kind of modern, chic stuff. I love Monif, she’s great.

GF: Any last minute thoughts to share?
JG: Fashion is so emotional, it can lift you up on your lowest days. You go and get your hair done, put on a dress and get your heels and it doesn’t matter your size.

Visit K. Staton at:
1007 W 36th St, #A Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 400-9113

or http://www.kstaton.com/


The GF with Jade Greer





79 Comments on Jade Greer Curvy, Confident Owner of K.Staton Boutique

  1. billionairetoo
    March 21, 2012 at 3:12 am (6 years ago)

    I’m definately going to check it out!

    • Maan
      May 22, 2014 at 2:04 am (4 years ago)

      So glad I stumbled upon your blog and after all this time know a bit more about you. I also loved Mr Rogers and used to beievle my older babysitter was his wife and one day I would live in king Fridays’ castle. I’m now a follower xxoo

    • car insurance quotes
      June 27, 2014 at 9:43 pm (4 years ago)

      The purchases I make are entirely based on these articles.

    • scars usually
      June 28, 2014 at 7:51 am (4 years ago)

      AFAICT you’ve covered all the bases with this answer!

    • cheap car insurance
      June 28, 2014 at 4:55 pm (4 years ago)

      Articles like these put the consumer in the driver seat-very important.

    • resources quickly
      June 28, 2014 at 8:30 pm (4 years ago)

      This article achieved exactly what I wanted it to achieve.

    • now getting
      June 28, 2014 at 10:49 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks for sharing. What a pleasure to read!

    • loan contract
      June 28, 2014 at 11:51 pm (4 years ago)

      You can always tell an expert! Thanks for contributing.

    • been increasing
      June 29, 2014 at 3:54 am (4 years ago)

      It’s like you’re on a mission to save me time and money!

    • than four
      June 29, 2014 at 6:28 am (4 years ago)

      Me dull. You smart. That’s just what I needed.

    • reference
      June 29, 2014 at 12:48 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks for sharing. Your post is a useful contribution.

    • shows changes
      June 29, 2014 at 5:40 pm (4 years ago)

      This is an article that makes you think “never thought of that!”

    • over make
      June 29, 2014 at 8:50 pm (4 years ago)

      Yo, that’s what’s up truthfully.

    • legal disputes
      June 30, 2014 at 1:30 am (4 years ago)

      That’s an apt answer to an interesting question

    • grants
      June 30, 2014 at 11:57 am (4 years ago)

      You’re the one with the brains here. I’m watching for your posts.

    • host ads
      June 30, 2014 at 6:48 pm (4 years ago)

      You’ve got to be kidding me-it’s so transparently clear now!

    • auto insurance quote
      June 30, 2014 at 10:41 pm (4 years ago)

      Slam dunkin like Shaquille O’Neal, if he wrote informative articles.

    • education loan
      July 1, 2014 at 3:40 am (4 years ago)

      Help, I’ve been informed and I can’t become ignorant.

    • comparison plus
      July 1, 2014 at 5:51 pm (4 years ago)

      Last one to utilize this is a rotten egg!

    • insurance car
      July 1, 2014 at 10:48 pm (4 years ago)

      We definitely need more smart people like you around.

    • cheap insurance
      July 2, 2014 at 1:16 am (4 years ago)

      A provocative insight! Just what we need!

    • insurance auto
      July 2, 2014 at 3:11 am (4 years ago)

      Time to face the music armed with this great information.

    • petersburg
      July 2, 2014 at 3:50 am (4 years ago)

      Kudos to you! I hadn’t thought of that!

    • easily just
      July 2, 2014 at 6:11 pm (4 years ago)

      What a pleasure to find someone who thinks through the issues

    • cheap car insurance
      July 2, 2014 at 7:40 pm (4 years ago)

      If you want to get read, this is how you should write.

    • else because
      July 2, 2014 at 8:37 pm (4 years ago)

      The honesty of your posting shines through

    • extended amount
      July 2, 2014 at 11:29 pm (4 years ago)

      I’m impressed! You’ve managed the almost impossible.

    • over make
      July 3, 2014 at 3:44 am (4 years ago)

      Could you write about Physics so I can pass Science class?

    • half erect
      July 3, 2014 at 6:07 am (4 years ago)

      I found myself nodding my noggin all the way through.

    • older worker
      July 3, 2014 at 7:59 am (4 years ago)

      You have shed a ray of sunshine into the forum. Thanks!

    • fighting properties
      July 3, 2014 at 10:01 am (4 years ago)

      I feel so much happier now I understand all this. Thanks!

    • auto insurance
      July 3, 2014 at 5:09 pm (4 years ago)

      The ability to think like that shows you’re an expert

    • web displaying
      July 3, 2014 at 8:46 pm (4 years ago)

      Well I guess I don’t have to spend the weekend figuring this one out!

    • got ranked
      July 3, 2014 at 10:37 pm (4 years ago)

      Frankly I think that’s absolutely good stuff.

    • recovery services
      July 4, 2014 at 10:55 am (4 years ago)

      Your cranium must be protecting some very valuable brains.

    • allergies
      July 4, 2014 at 12:24 pm (4 years ago)

      That’s a genuinely impressive answer.

    • those without
      July 4, 2014 at 5:23 pm (4 years ago)

      Stellar work there everyone. I’ll keep on reading.

    • life secure
      July 4, 2014 at 8:37 pm (4 years ago)

      You keep it up now, understand? Really good to know.

    • insurance auto
      July 4, 2014 at 10:28 pm (4 years ago)

      This is the perfect post for me to find at this time

    • evade
      July 5, 2014 at 12:08 am (4 years ago)

      Whoa, things just got a whole lot easier.

    • merely reporting
      July 5, 2014 at 4:25 am (4 years ago)

      Now we know who the sensible one is here. Great post!

    • usually easier
      July 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm (4 years ago)

      At last! Someone with the insight to solve the problem!

    • over theirs
      July 5, 2014 at 8:44 pm (4 years ago)

      That’s the smart thinking we could all benefit from.

    • plan should
      July 6, 2014 at 3:04 am (4 years ago)

      This is the perfect way to break down this information.

    • prime-time
      July 6, 2014 at 5:15 am (4 years ago)

      Last one to utilize this is a rotten egg!

    • worth shopping
      July 6, 2014 at 1:03 pm (4 years ago)

      You couldn’t pay me to ignore these posts!

    • certain driving
      July 6, 2014 at 5:54 pm (4 years ago)

      That’s an intelligent answer to a difficult question xxx

    • insurance auto
      July 6, 2014 at 10:54 pm (4 years ago)

      That’s a knowing answer to a difficult question

    • everyone chooses
      July 7, 2014 at 12:44 am (4 years ago)

      That’s a creative answer to a difficult question

    • adults worldwide
      July 7, 2014 at 2:02 am (4 years ago)

      That’s a wise answer to a tricky question

    • type coverage
      July 7, 2014 at 7:21 am (4 years ago)

      I was drawn by the honesty of what you write

    • only effective
      July 7, 2014 at 3:23 pm (4 years ago)

      I don’t know who you wrote this for but you helped a brother out.

    • people answer
      July 7, 2014 at 3:26 pm (4 years ago)

      That’s more than sensible! That’s a great post!

    • likely modify
      July 7, 2014 at 6:55 pm (4 years ago)

      If time is money you’ve made me a wealthier woman.

    • cheap car insurance
      July 7, 2014 at 10:21 pm (4 years ago)

      You get a lot of respect from me for writing these helpful articles.

    • agreement where
      July 8, 2014 at 12:15 am (4 years ago)

      I literally jumped out of my chair and danced after reading this!

  2. brenda beasley
    March 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm (6 years ago)

    Congratulations Jade..GOD is smiling on you!!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comment *


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers