One of the things I love about owning a boutique and gift shop (in addition to how much I love visiting with all of our customers) is finding merchandise that all of you will love!
I listen to what you all are looking for, research the industry and upcoming trends, spend countless hours online searching for the right items and attend buying shows at markets throughout the country.
In addition, my adult children (Bryan Knesel and Taylor Knesel) help me make buying decisions. It's so fun to be able to get their input and opinions. Many times, they influence me to bring in merchandise that I wouldn't have thought of!
Another thing that gives our store such a great variety of merchandise is because we have so many local small business owners sourcing and selling their products in our store.