After more than 400,000 votes were cast, Harwell Designs of Vilonia was recently named Arkansas Storefront Boutique of the Year by shoppers! The Boutique Awards is the only global recognition event for independent boutique retail owners in the fashion industry, hosted by The Boutique Hub. The Awards recognize and celebrate the best boutiques across all 50 States in the US, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, in categories of Storefront Boutique of the Year, Online Boutique of the Year, Children's Boutique of the Year, Mobile Boutique of the Year, and State or Country Overall Boutique of the Year. The awards celebrate retail at a unique time, when many are dubbing a current retail apocalypse, however industry trends show a strong upswing in the boutique retail market. The Boutique Hub, the global voice and Hub of the Boutique Fashion Industry, cites one of the strongest boutique markets in history with new boutiques opening daily across the globe, and established boutiques posting some of the strongest sales to date. The Shop Small movement is certainly alive and well as big box retail dwindles. Harwell Designs opened in 2015, carrying women's clothing and catering to ALL sizes. "We are blessed to have the greatest customers. We know they have a choice where they shop and are thankful they choose us!" said, Harwell Design's Owner, Lori Harwell.Complete list of award winners online at