Boutique owner, Katie Cline Ellis stands just over 6’1″, so it’s remarkable that her most memorable characteristic is her smile. “I’m happy,” says Katie. “I always have been. I have a wonderful husband, a terrific family, lifelong friends and I love my career! I have a lot to smile about and I’m grateful.” Katie always knew she would own her own business one day, just like her dad. But she didn’t imagine it would happen before she was 30! She did an internship for her Business Management degree with Buckle and worked as a “Manager in Training” at the Billings store during college. They were building a new store in Coeur de Alene, ID the year she graduated college and they offered it to Katie. “I hit the ground running.”
Her extensive customer service training combined with her love of fashion made her a natural leader in the retail clothing industry. Before long she returned to Billings to be close to family and friends to take the risk of starting up a boutique of her own. Bottega opened in the fall of 2009 in the heart of downtown Billings. Katie’s main goal was to bring something unique to Billings, take the frustration out of shopping by creating the ultimate personal shopping experience. Now she travels to the markets of LA, New York, and Las Vegas to bring the latest styles in quality fashion to Bottega in Billings, MT. The store has evolved into staffing only the best personal stylists around to ensure a wonderful experience and the individual help everyone needs when choosing the best outfits for your wardrobe.
In January 2015 Bottega relocated to the thriving new development of Shops at Shiloh Crossing in our beautifully customized space on Billings’ West End. When you come into Bottega you are greeted by one of our highly trained personal stylists that is here to do all the work for you. Each stylist is trained on how to appropriately dress each women based on body type, lifestyle and personality. We get to know our customers personally and pull together outfits and suggestions based on our knowledge of the products and what we have learned about them. Shopping can be difficult and often stressful. At Bottega we make it fun and easy and instill the confidence back in our customers. Our shoppers enjoy a mimosa and let us do the work! Who doesn’t love being pampered?
Katie and her team of stylists remain heavily involved in the Billings community. Katie holds a seat on the steering committees of Relay for Life as well as Billings’ NextGen. She was recently named one of Billings’ 20 Exceptional Women as well as 40 under Forty.