- Why are you closing the store?
The location I am in is not the best location for me. I feel it has become more of a destination spot and not a shopping spot. People come to the strip mall to go to a specific store and then they leave. They do not “shop” the mall like you would do downtown or in an actual mall. Online sales have increased, and I do not feel the need to pay the overhead for a physical location anymore. My lease is up at the end of the year and I decided not to renew it.
- Where are you moving to?
I will be moving the boutique back to my house. We have a sunroom that will be set up as a display room/mini boutique and our 3rd bedroom will be made into my work room.
- Will I still be able to pick my order up?
Yes! I am working on some kind of locking system that orders will be placed in outside of our home.
- What about the boutique bags and the pick up discount?
I don’t have an answer for this yet.
- When is the final day?
- Will you be selling your fixtures.
Yes. Some are for sale now. Others will be for sale later in December and for sure in January.
- Will you still be making t-shirts?
Yes. The t-shirts and other custom items will continue and will become the bulk of the boutique.
- Why aren’t the t-shirts and other custom items included in the sale?
Because those will be continuing on. The business is not closing, just shifting.
- Can I still order custom tees?
Of course you can. I will be making custom items and tees throughout the whole process.
- Can I return or exchange items.
Unfortunately items are now a final sale with the store front closing. Custom items have always been a final sale but all items are now.
11. Carrie… How are you doing?
I am fine. I am sad that I am letting the physical location go but I still have my business. I am excited to bring it back home. I have always wanted to make things for a living and the shirts and custom items allow me to do that. I am sure its going to be a rough couple months but I am ready for the next chapter of the boutique. Maybe in a year I will find a new location, get a mobile truck, get a warehouse for my increasing t-shirt business… who knows. Please come in and see me. Take a picture with the butterfly…. That’s gonna hurt to paint over… See me and chat. Help me clear out the store. I am ready to start with a completely new collection of items in February for our 3 year anniversary.