Release Date: October 7,2019

Press Release: Ribbon Cutting for Desert Rose

For Immediate Release            October 4, 2019


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Desert Rose


Wilmington, NC- Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Desert Rose Boutique at 208 N. Front Street.  The event will be held on Wednesday, October 9 at 3:00 p.m. and will feature Mayor Bill Saffo and other dignitaries. 


Desert Rose is co-founded by sisters, Louise and Mavis Rose. Since childhood, the two shared a lifelong dream of working together and inspiring others.


Louise graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Fashion Textile Management. Mavis obtained her degree in Hospitality Management with a minor in Business from East Carolina University.


Traveling back to their hometown of Wilmington, NC, the sisters decided it was time to pursue their dream by opening a women’s clothing boutique.


About Desert Rose Boutique

Desert Rose combines a love of fashion and a free-spirited style to bring confidence to women every day.


About Wilmington Downtown Incorporated

WDI's mission is to promote the economic growth and development of Downtown Wilmington.




Ed Wolverton, WDI President & CEO 



Louise Rose, Co-Owner

Mavis Rose, Co-Owner