Sonny + Dot Boutique

Owners Amanda Kozitza and her mother, Elizabeth Mueller

Sonny + Dot Boutique takes its name from two of the owners’ family members who left a lasting impression.

“Sonny and Dottie were the living storytellers of the family. They knew everyone’s history and where you came from. They’ve seen it all,” co-owner Amanda Kozitza said.

“They left behind a legacy of the true meaning of hard work, dedication and unconditional love. We’ll treasure them always, for they had the wisdom and perspective no one else had.”

This legacy led Kozitza and her mother, Elizabeth Mueller, to follow their dreams and open their own business.

“Together as mother and daughter, we’ve always shared a passion for shopping and fashion. For years we talked about how fun it would be to have our own store and combine our ideas. Then, the opportunity arose, and we jumped at it,” Kozitza said.

Sonny + Dot Boutique opened in 2020 as an online boutique. It grew exponentially and soon required a brick-and-mortar store. The boutique has been operating at its current location on Riverfront Drive in Old Town Mankato since 2021.

As a women’s clothing boutique, Sonny + Dot offers friendly service, fair prices, and styles for sizes XS-3X. It also sells home décor and gifts. The store draws customers primarily from Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa but has visitors from across the country.

“To us, there are many ‘best parts’: watching a customer find a piece they feel great in and are excited to take home, making people smile, and customers that have become friends,” Kozitza said. “We’ve built Sonny + Dot from the ground up, and we’re pretty proud of that.”

All in all, it’s been a satisfying journey for Kozita and Mueller.

“We truly enjoy being a part of the community. Our customers mean the world to us, and we’re so thankful for everyone’s support and dedication,” Kozitza said. “Old Town Mankato has been the perfect fit for us, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.”


Sonny + Dot Boutique
511 N Riverfront Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: (507) 594-9227
Facebook: @sonnyanddot

Photo by Susan Bottin

Ashley Hanley

A freelance writer from Mankato.