While I definitely enjoy shopping at larger businesses there’s something special about shopping small.
This week is small business week and my posts will be sharing outfits from two different online boutiques I’ve come to love. No one paid me to write these posts. I’m writing them because I love these boutiques and I believe it’s important to support small businesses (and the people who run them)!
Stumbled Upon Style
First I’d like say that so many people forget how much Pinterest can help their business. Without it I wouldn’t have found the boutique, Piper & Scoot. When browsing Pinterest I saw a picture of a women in a cute floral skirt and was thrilled to see that it belonged to a boutique. I visited the site and my heart was completely stolen.
My style is an odd hybird, ranging from very structured and feminine to bohemian and even tomboyish. While I love bohemian style I often find it very sloppy and grungy (basically overpriced stuff that looks like it has been worn for ten years). Piper & Scoot has some heavy bohemian influence in their curations, but they are never sloppy. I was thrilled to find a place with unique clothing in my price range that catered to my particular style preferences.
Taking An Extra Step
I’ve purchased three times from them and I loved what I received. Besides this jumper I also purchased a navy dress and an olive dress (both or which have since sold out). The pieces were excellent quality, and I’m always happy to find that most dresses are either cotton or other breathable fabric rather than polyester.
I made my first purchase during a big clearance clear out of their fall merchandise and I ordered two dresses. Unfortunately I was later notified that they had run out of stock on one dress and that they would refund me. As someone who worked in retail filling order quotas I understood what had happened. I was pleasantly surprised to also find a note and bath bomb with the rest of my order apologizing for the mix up and asking to try them again.
It was funny how that mix up won me over. Most companies send an apology and maybe a discount code, but to send that in addition told me that they really cared about me as a customer. My other two orders went smoothly, and I really can’t say enough about this boutique except to check it out.
All In The Details
One last note, product photography can be very bare-boned (you want to give a clear visual of the item after all), but Piper & Scoot features some of the best photography I’ve seen for a boutique, where they include studio and lifestyle pictures. You get to see the item in two types of lighting and how the color looks, plus they have detailed measurements for their models.
Piper & Scoot has a brick and mortar shop in Utah, but luckily you can shop them online. Owner and style enthusiast Kylee Middleton is a joy on the boutique’s Instagram where she and her staff regularly review new arrivals. She also shares her shoe obsession (to which I can totally relate).
Be sure to check them out, and you can find this incredibly comfy jumper dress available in sizes small-large (I’m wearing the size small, and I’m a 2-4 in pants and skirts). It is extremely comfortable, stretchy and I didn’t want to take it off.
Check in Thursday when I’ll share another awesome boutique you’re sure to love.
Feel free to share some of your favorite small businesses and boutiques in the comments!
Thank you for reading!