Shopping for school clothes for my kids these last couple of weeks has really gotten me thinking back to why I opened my bridal consignment boutique in the first place. My youngest daughter and I went shopping the other at one of the name brand stores she really likes. I was in shock at how expensive the clothes were. Even the clothes on clearance. Needless to say we were kind of depressed when we walked out without buying anything.
We then ended up at a consignment store that I have never shopped at before. We were both really excited when we had a whole pile of clothes to try on. Many of which were the name brand of the store we had just been in. A few of which still were new with tags, at about 80% to 90% off the regular price. We ended up with a coat and 4 outfits for about what we would have paid for one pair of pants in the other store.
It brought me back to why I started my business in the first place. I want brides to find a gown they love without having to break what might already be a small wedding budget. I had one of the best compliments the other day from a bride. She was saying that she and her bridesmaids came in only expecting me to only have a few gowns to choose from. She was very impressed by the selection. She did find her dress. I am excited about the future and being here for more WNY brides.