J Renee Shoes Opens In Tyler

Renee Harrison never thought the shoe business would be her legacy.

"I think God has a plan for everyone and some how or other it just kind of develops because I can't even tell you how I got into it," Harrison said.

But in 1974 it became her destiny.

"We had customers who would say, 'Renee we need a shoe like this can you find it.' And I'd say no but I can probably make it."

And she did. Now she makes dozens of shoes and handbags every year.

"We are very particular about the materials, and I think that is really the secret."

But Renee also feels her styles encompasses what the East Texas woman is looking for today; complete head to toe dressing and finer fashions. And she has something for every woman, all of her shoes range from size 5 1/2 to 13, with widths from narrow to extra wide. Which is sure to make sales at this boutique a success.

   Michelle Mortensen, reporting.