Boutique shopping is such a joy. We have an opportunity to connect with the shop keeper, maker or artist who has a distinct point of view. We are often less overwhelmed with a smaller selection. They remember our names and get to know us. Collaboration happens. Buying there stimulates our local economy. It’s an experience. Therefore we have a story to share.
I’m noticing that boutiques are starting to create benefits on par with what we are used to at bigger box stores, within reason. They will never be able to compete with Nordstrom’s return policy (and don’t get me wrong, I love it too!), but if you shop with me one of the many benefits is that you won’t need to return things. You’ll be buying classic, true-to-you items that, if well cared for, will last a long time and you’ll love them to pieces!
When we support boutiques, they can continue to supply us with beautiful, well made, unique things. I offer Boutique Guides to my favorite shops in Portland, LA and NYC respectively. If you’re a client, you’re familiar! Others, you’ll start to see mention through my Boutique Brief series of blog features coming soon!
In the meantime, I want to share this video of a day-in-the-life of a shop keeper. It’s quick and super precious!
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