One of the best features of our Store Owner Spotlight is that we get the opportunity to introduce everyone to all the unique and creative businesses we get to work with every day. Retail spaces don't always have to be a traditional storefront in a busy shopping district or tourist destination. Sometimes, you can create an experience for your customers and travel with your store! Store Supply Warehouse is proud to introduce to you an incredibly unique shopping experience with our latest spotlight: Simply Southern Boutique.
Simply Southern Boutique is a traveling boutique that journeys throughout northern Texas presenting merchandise at popular vendor events, rodeos and festivals. They have been in business since May of 2015. Makayla thought long and hard about the name of her business before deciding on Simply Southern Boutique. She had this to say about why she started:
"I love meeting new people, going to new places and I hate staying at home. I bought a used trailer, remodeled it and stocked it with things I love to sell on the weekends as a hobby."
Do you have a background in retail? If not, what is your employment background?
"This is my first clothing retail experience, I previously worked for a bank. My current Full-time job is at an insurance company."
The eclectic style is featured throughout the Simply Southern Boutique retail space which is a modified horse trailer. This traveling retail space carries a fun selection of women's clothing and accessories, western home décor, scripture gifts from Mary Square and more.
"I wanted to create something that was simple, yet, unique. My inventory inside the trailer is what brings out the character of my store. I have been to several different vendor events as a shopper. I wanted to be able to set up a booth that would keep me out of the weather for outdoor events, would attract customers and would be enjoyable to shop at! I use Store Supply Warehouse because they are affordable, great quality and there are several options in sizes and style."
What advice if any would you give others seeking to open a retail business that you have benefited from?
Everyone has to start somewhere, don't get discouraged. Always have a smile and thank God for the opportunities that He will give you through your business!
Would you like to be featured in our next installment of the SSW Store Owner Spotlight? Email Patricia Sims for more information.