When you shop small you are supporting someones dream. I know that I can speak for Mechelle and I when I say how blessed we are to have the supporters that we do. It is our passion to shop and be creative in picking out outfits and styles to bring to the store.
After becoming a buyer for a boutique I have a new found love for shopping small. I feel like before that everything was about convenience and sales. Sure it is convenient to run to the mall and pick up a couple things. It is hard to go off the beaten path and find these little "hidden treasures." However there is something so cool about buying something at a small store where you are greeted by people that know the owner. We know there mission statement and are invested in the company.
Before I started at Grace & Glam I was always looking for the "best deal". Don't get me wrong I still love a good sale and you can find me at Target on a daily if there was one here. However after knowing the the wholesale price and marking price and seeing the discounts that people have. The more I realize the importance on paying the full price and seeing how it goes back into the business.
I can proudly say that I owe everything to our supporters at Grace & Glam and I love being able to serve all of you and bring you one of a kind experience every time you come in. I have grown to love each and every one of you and know your personal style. I love to watch each of us grow together in fashion and trends. Mechelle and I have so much fun being creative and planning out different things and ways to showcase the style of our store.
I challenge you to find those little shops in town. Stop in and get a feel for their style. When I went home this time instead of just going to the mall we stepped out. Went to ton's of little stores. I can proudly say that I have a new found love for my old community seeing the creative niches that are available. It is something I wish I would have found out about before I had left.
However if I did who knows if I would have made it out to North Dakota. You see everything happens for a reason.