Columbia, SC Location
1225 Lincoln St. | Columbia, SC
Haley LaMarche & Matt LaMarche
Inside The Store:
I (Haley LaMarche) taught kindergarten for 12 years and I loved every minute of teaching. However, after having our third child and with my husband’s travel schedule (Matt LaMarche), I knew I wanted to do something with more flexibility. At the age of 15, I created a “to do” list of various jobs/accomplishments I wanted to do during my lifetime, like studying abroad and working with children. Another accomplishment was to open my own boutique. I have always had an interest in “boutique styles/accessories” along with monogramming. Our store combines the best of both worlds.
My father, my brother, and my sister all own their own businesses as well in a variety of fields. My sister actually opened a Palmetto Twist in Simpsonville, SC which is how the casual conversation started and here we are opening this week (July of 2016)!
My husband and I both moved to Columbia after attending Winthrop University. At first, we were both skeptical based on our lack of time spent in Columbia. Within our first week we had attended a concert, found our new favorite restaurant, found a new Church, and made friends just from being in the right place at the right time. It’s by far the friendliest capital city where everyone says hi and smiles. From the first moment we went to The Vista and Main St. we felt very comfortable and relaxed. We’ve had the opportunity to move to Los Angeles, Savannah, Charleston, and Greenville, and we could not imagine relocating and missing out on all that this southern city has to offer for our growing family.
Our goal is to turn this store into a shopping staple in the Midlands and help turn The Vista into a premier shopping location. We want everyone that comes to the Vista shopping or eating, to think of Palmetto Twist as their preferred destination. In addition to growing our list of followers and shoppers in the Midlands, we hope to also become a shopping destination for visitors that might be here for work, a game, a special event, or any reason. Our goals are completely focused on our community and making Palmetto Twist a success. Maybe another store down the road, but we will focus on The Vista right now!