M E E T T H E B Ö H M E S I S T E R S
Raised in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, we moved to Utah at only 9 years of age. Vivien was always interested in numbers and could make a financial spreadsheet at age 11, proving to our parents they could indeed afford a bicycle... and Fernanda was always creative and built artistic displays. With the usual struggles of an immigrant family new to the U.S., work was inevitable from an early age. Years later, after the stars aligned and our auras were the right color, our hard work paid off with opening a women’s fashion apparel business.
As a startup, we had to bootstrap our way through things and be creative with what we had. We only had a credit card to fund us along with some faith. Soon, Böhme became #1 for sales per sq. ft. and the chain grew into multiple stores. The thing we learned most over the years in business was to trust our gut feeling. Here at Böhme, we value creativity above all other business skills and break all the rules along the way.
Today the chain has grown to 16 store locations throughout the Midwest, along with an online store. We were named Top Women-Run Business, listed in Inc.500 Fastest Growing Companies, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Us Weekly, Salt Lake Magazine, Utah Business and Cosmopolitan Magazine. Recently named one of the Wasatch Front Top Workplaces, our company employs over 200 women. With a core determination to invest in our communities, Böhme donates yearly to battered women’s shelters.
Our passion for success still drives our company today.