PINE BLUFF, Ark.-“It was my business, something I put my blood, sweat and tears in, and for someone to take it. It’s really hurtful,” LaTisha Smith said.
A Pine Bluff woman, who has a passion for fashion, says a thief took everything she worked for.
LaTisha Smith calls herself a fashionista and runs a clothing boutique.
She keeps her inventory inside a trailer, but someone stole it last week.
Smith says she always kept the trailer parked outside a business on E. Harding Street, because she knew it was safe and secure.
She showed up to fill on order on Tuesday, and it was gone.
If you live in Pine Bluff, you may have seen some of LaTisha Smith’s outfits.
“People always say Tish-Tish you should have done this a long time ago,” Smith said.
She has a boutique named Style Invy.
“My platform is to help woman feel good about themselves,” Smith said.
The designer even showcased a line of clothes in the Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week.
“It was a great experience,” Smith said.
As her business grew, she purchased a trailer and started traveling across the state with pop up shops.
“I could hang my stuff in there and women could come in and shop. They could go in one door and out the other,” Smith said.
She says the unthinkable happened last week.
“I saved my money and invested in myself. I put my money into my trailer, my business and about 25,000 thousand dollars just rolled down the street,” Smith said.
“I thought it was in a secure spot. I know the business had cameras at the time but all off of sudden it wasn’t any video footage about what happened to my trailer that day,” Smith said.
She wants answers, but says this won’t stop her from doing business.
“This is just a minor setback for a major come-up,” Smith said.
KARK stopped by the business where Smith purchased the trailer.
A worker says she was aware of the incident, but the security cameras were not working when it happened.
Smith had to shut down her online store until she gets more inventory.