The latest addition to Mission’s Johnson Drive business community is SugaRae’s Children’s Boutique.
The store at 5903 Johnson Drive, owned by Charmaine and Ramon Kizine, offers a mix of new and used children’s clothing as well as gear such as designer strollers.
“It’s a family store,” Charmaine says. “People can bring in their kids. It is geared for family because we have a big family.” That big family extends to seven daughters and the name SugaRae is the nickname for 2-year-old Malia Rae, the youngest.
It is the first foray into retail for the Kizine family, but it represents the culmination of a long-time dream for Charmaine to have the shop. Clothing makes up about 90 percent of the inventory and that is a 50-50 split between new and used. Generations is one brand on which the store focuses. Sizes run from newborn up to 14-16 or to a 12 or 13-year-old. The infant to toddler range has the largest concentration of merchandise.
The Kizines said they looked for a long time before they found the spot on Johnson Drive. The children’s clothing store fits a need on the family-oriented street, they believe, and they wanted to offer an affordable product for the community after experiencing the cost of dressing their own children.
SugaRae’s is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday.