Here are a few tips on finding a true boutique
1. Quality clothing
Think lined jackets, classic pieces and natural fabrics. Less polyester and uber-trendy designs. Boutique pieces will cost more so keep this in mind when shopping. Quality is king but we must shop wisely.
2. Welcoming environment
If the staff thinks that they are too good to cater to you in a boutique then they don’t deserve to be called that so don’t shop there.
3. Highly knowledgeable staff
There is nothing I hate more than a wanton worker behind the desk. Work is the hey word here. Most shopkeepers go straight to Market themselves so brand awareness is key here.
4. Personalized service
These are boutiques and they should be catering to you. This could come in the form of cucumber sandwiches, champagne, water, AND/OR private viewings, unique item suggestions and outfit creations that are budget conscious.
There are a few boutique highlights but Chic Essentials is my close to home favorite. At the rate these gems are popping up there is bound to be one close to your home soon if not already. When shopping at boutiques, remember that the convenience, style and excellent fashion advice are not found at larger more commercialized shopping outlets. Stick close to home and seek out your own unique boutique. Like Chic Essentials, they need no gimmicks or tactics to bring the customers in. They sell themselves on experience and true boutique services. This is Uncommon Fashion.