As advancements have revolutionized the way we buy almost everything, one important aspect of the shopping experience has been lost. Among the transactions of Amazon, Nordstrom, and Walmart, to name a few, consumers have forgotten what it’s like to experience personal service. Fashion boutiques have not forgotten that, it is the core of who we are. Read on to find out why you should consider shopping again focused on personal service at a small fashion boutique.
At The Pink Nickel, they hear this all the time: “I have a wedding to attend this weekend and I need something to wear, HELP!”. Who do you turn to for style help in such situations? Department stores have a lot of inventory, but they won’t work with you to select something that’s truly special. Additionally, department store sales associates tend to be too focused on commission and are not familiar with all the items they carry. How could they possibly help you find your best look? This is where local fashion boutiques come into play. First, we’ll demystify a few common misconceptions about boutiques, then give you four reasons why you should choose a boutique for your next fashion purchase!
Boutiques are too expensive | falsely
Fashion boutiques offer a wide range of items from designer to affordable. Also, at The Pink Nickel, we can help you choose a wardrobe to fit any budget!
Boutiques do not carry large sizes | falsely
We love our curvy ladies!! Many women avoid boutiques for this reason, however The Pink Nickel carries many plus sizes and due to our close relationships with fashion retailers can usually accommodate all size requests.
Now that we’ve dispelled some common misconceptions about boutiques, let’s dive into four reasons to shop at boutiques!
1) Boutiques are more personal. For many women, style and fashion are an extremely important part of everyday life. It feels good to look good, and feeling good creates confidence! It begs the question, how can someone help you with your style if they don’t take the time to really get to know you? Boutiques, especially local shops like The Pink Nickel, are family owned and operated. We handpick every stunning outfit from boutique dresses, tops and bottoms to outerwear and accessories, and actually try on every piece of clothing in our store. Because we are so intimate with our selection process, we can confidently provide you with the best possible style advice. 2) Boutiques are more fun!!! What fashionista doesn’t love a good time while shopping? Have a one-on-one conversation, display some outfits and try them on! Choosing and trying on styles in a boutique is night and day compared to impersonal department stores. We actually wait for you and provide customization and styling assistance for every item you try on. The difference is huge, it’s like air travel in the 1960s compared to today.
3) Shop small. To feel good. Supporting small businesses directly impacts the community around you. Even shopping online through small businesses is a great way to feel good about where your money is going. Large corporations often donate to special interests that you may or may not agree with. Many boutiques, like The Pink Nickel, partner with local charities and sponsor events in and around the community. In this ever-changing business climate, it is more important than ever to support small family businesses over large corporations.
4) Unique product offer. The fact is that many designers like Joseph Ribkoff and Frank Lyman, for example, only work with boutiques because the big department stores insist on their private labeling. As a result, boutiques like The Pink Nickel are able to offer several unique brands and styles, and we are refreshed every week with exciting new items!! Each boutique will have a different offer, which makes it special and unique.
Whether you shop in a brick-and-mortar store or online, shopping at a fashion boutique is always a more personal and enjoyable experience. For the online experience, that means answering fit and style questions via chat or call, or even scheduling a video call to pick out an outfit! In the store, we take the time to get to know you and associate each piece with you with love.
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