Market Street Boutique fulfills special clothing, gifts need

A shop that caters to mastectomy needs is open in Salisbury, after moving from Worcester County.

Market Street Boutique, named because of its former Pocomoke City location, is at 720 East College Ave., near Snow Hill Road, and owned by Kim Jackson, a certified fitter. It opened in October.

“We specialize in mastectomy items. The front of the store is a standard boutique with clothing, gift items, jewelry, handbags and accessories and we also have specialty mastectomy supplies,” said Jackson, whose store is fully accredited. Insurance is accepted.

Inventory includes mastectomy bras, prostheses and compression sleeves often worn if lymph nodes were involved. Jackson explained compression sleeves might also be worn after surgery, infection or damage because fluids  can be interrupted and the arm can swell.

She carries a line of skin-care products formulated for those who have had, or are having, radiation or chemotherapy, as well as scarves, caps and wigs. “It’s important that they have the right fit, the right shape. I’ll help anybody who needs fitting,” she said.

Certified through the Board of Certification/Accreditation International, based in Owings Mills, Md., a branch of a national accreditation organization, Market Street Boutique maintains professional standards.

“I have a small following, but women are still finding me,” Jackson said.

She expects more medical professionals to recommend her to their patients who live in Salisbury, since she’s in town now.

“I know business is coming. When you make a move like that, it takes time, but it will come,” she said. An independent small business owner, Jackson is not affiliated with Women Supporting Women, the American Cancer Society  or any fund-raising organization.

The shop is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Sundays and Mondays.

“The whole reason for my doing my store like I have it set up is my mother is a 24-year breast cancer survivor. I know how important it is to help women, to assure them they are still feminine, still beautiful and everything is going to be OK,” she said.

“They go through so many hospital and clinical visits that when they go for bras the can do that in a very private and very personal setting. And they can shop. They can gain a little sense of normalcy,” she said.

 

Reach Susan Canfora at scanfora@newszap.com.

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