This Little Fishy is a Fresh and Beachy Children’s Boutique located just steps from the beach in Avila Beach, California. We offer Children’s boutique clothing (sizes Newborn – 8), Children’s resort wear (sizes 12 months-12/14), toys, accessories, footwear, sunscreen, hats, swim wear, décor and much more. It is our goal to offer a little something for every budget and we achieve this by offering a wide variety of merchandise at competitive prices.
This Little Fishy is a family owned business operated by Shawna Parker. It was always a dream of hers to open a children’s boutique and with the support of her husband, two little boys, family and friends that dream has come true! Shawna was born and raised in San Luis Obispo County. After graduating from Arroyo Grande High School she spent two years at Cuesta College obtaining an AA in general studies. From there Shawna transferred to CSU Sacramento where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design. After gaining a year of interior design experience in San Luis Obispo she moved to San Diego where she worked in model home interior design for two years.
After spending time in San Diego, Shawna became engaged to her now husband Dave Parker and they decided that San Luis Obispo County was the place they wanted to call home. When they returned to the central coast Shawna began managing a souvenir and gift shop in Pismo Beach that was owned by her parents. A couple of years later her parents sold her the business and that is when she caught the entrepreneurial “bug”.
Along the way, Shawna married, had her first son in February of 2009 and her second son in October of 2010. Managing and owning the business in Pismo gave her the knowledge and experience she needed to expand into other areas. Becoming a mother gave her the knowledge and experience of what parents need and want for their kids! Interior Design + Retail + Children = the perfect recipe for a children’s boutique!
The groundwork was laid and it was just a matter of finding the right location and time. Avila Beach seemed like the perfect place…a family friendly beach with wonderful weather, hotels, trails, a park and no existing children’s boutique! Shawna saw it as a void that needed to be filled. Seeking a space to rent she was delighted to find one in the passage landing area that connects the public parking lot to the pier. It was the perfect place! The lease was signed and This Little Fishy officially opened its doors for business on July 15th, 2011!
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805.595.1855 | 468 Front Street | Avila Beach, CA 93424
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