Entries by Jackie

Down To Earth Boutique – Tea, SD

Meet Down To Earth Boutique, a brand new consignment store that features handmade products from local makers (including owner, Danielle McClure). This store is our very first Boutique Showcase, and we can’t wait to introduce you to the gem of a local shop. We caught up with Danielle just one day after she officially opened […]

Using Old Suitcases for Retail Displays

Yesterday our local newspaper, the Argus Leader, hosted a “pop up shop” featuring vendors from Sioux Falls – my city. The event was called “Sioux Falls Made” and it was held in the paper’s loading warehouse (an awesome, raw backdrop to a handmade event!). It’s a challenge to come up with unique ways to draw […]

How to Start a Retail Boutique

Are you ready to make your dreams a reality and start your own retail boutique? It’s an adventure into the business world that is unlike any other, in that you get to infuse your unique personality, style and taste into all facets of your store. But even with all the excitement, getting started can be daunting! […]

3 Ways to Choose a Niche for Your Boutique

Choosing a niche for your boutique store is an important first step in defining who your store serves and what kind of merchandise you’ll be carrying. When customers enter your store, you want them to feel like “this is for me, this place has so many awesome things that I want to buy.” And not […]

How I Started My Own Boutique

I had the idea of starting my own baby boutique back in 2007 when I was pregnant with my oldest kiddo. At the time I was living in Minnesota, and as most pregnant women do, I hit the stores shopping for cute stuff for my little nugget. That’s when I came across my first baby […]