Delaware Today magazine Women in Business: Kathy Savage and Sissy Dent Harris own Peter Kate in Greenville

Sissy Dent HarrisEven Philadelphia magazine has recognized Peter Kate, naming it the best place for women to dress head to toe—though the shop is in Greenville. That’s saying something. Last month, mother-daughter owners Kathy Savage (left) and Sissy Dent Harris celebrated 10 years in business—also no small feat. “After my second child, Peter, was born in 2001, I knew I wanted to go back to work, but not in a corporate environment,” Harris says. “My mom has a background in high-end women’s fashion, and we felt there was a need for a shoe and accessories store at the time. We started planning in July 2001 and opened in November 2001. We began the old-fashioned way, with a small loan from the bank. We worked without pay in the beginning and managed every aspect of the business. Today I look back and see our growth, and know that hard work pays off—but so does working with your mom.” New: The Peter Kate Web site, which the pair is committed to improving.

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