Powell designer sells kids clothes nationwide

Powell designer sells kids clothes nationwide

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Designer Samantha Miller calls Little Bella Boutique in Powell her hobby. Designer Samantha Miller calls Little Bella Boutique in Powell her hobby.
She started on craft website Etsy, then opened Little Bella a year and a half ago. She started on craft website Etsy, then opened Little Bella a year and a half ago.
Now she's manufacturing her line Sado and selling it across the country in more than 150 boutiques. Now she's manufacturing her line Sado and selling it across the country in more than 150 boutiques.
"That's a huge compliment to know that so many people love what I'm doing and it all just started as a craft," Samantha Miller said. "That's a huge compliment to know that so many people love what I'm doing and it all just started as a craft," Samantha Miller said.
The back room of her boutique serves as storage and shipping headquarters, but all her designs still start at home. The back room of her boutique serves as storage and shipping headquarters, but all her designs still start at home.

By JILL MCNEAL
6 News Anchor/Reporter

POWELL (WATE) - Kids all over the country are wearing clothes designed in a Powell home. The line is called Sado, and it debuted last year to rave reviews.

Designer Samantha Miller calls Little Bella Boutique in Powell her hobby. 

"It's just a place where I can put some of my own designs in, but then also sell some other brands," Miller said.

She and her husband Doug have three children and are about to adopt their fourth from foster care. She started making little vintage-inspired dresses soon after her 7-year-old was born. 

"I did one or two and just kept making more and more, and she couldn't possibly wear every outfit I made her, so I decided I wanted to try and sell them online," she said.

She started on craft website Etsy, then opened Little Bella a year and a half ago. Now she's manufacturing her line Sado and selling it across the country in more than 150 boutiques. 

"That's a huge compliment to know that so many people love what I'm doing and it all just started as a craft," Miller said.

The back room of her boutique serves as storage and shipping headquarters, but all her designs still start at home.

"We're growing really fast and it's really exciting," she said.

"I did start a women's line too. It's a small women's line, but it kind of coordinates with the little girls stuff, because we had a lot of requests," Miller said.

Besides Little Bella Boutique on Emory Road, you can find the Sado line this fall at Crenshaw Children's Shop in Bearden and The Adorable Child in Farragut.

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