Posted on August 17 2015
Hi, this is Karen Keathley. I'm the mom and part owner of I Do Declare Boutique. Emily Cole is my daughter and partner. We have had so much fun getting this boutique started. Going to market was an experience in and of itself! I swear we probably drove the vendors crazy because of the time we spent in making our selections. We watched other store owners come in and spend 5 minutes with a vendor and leave having purchased 40 items!
Not us! We have agonized over every single piece of clothing in our collection. I am not exaggerating. We spent days at both the Dallas and Atlanta markets going through thousands of items of clothing until we were plumb exhausted and more than a little bit crazy! We have laughed and worried and fretted over every decision and been simultaneously happy, excited, and terrified!
We have a lot to learn and I'm sure that we will make mistakes, but I just can't tell you how thrilled we are to be launching this business and we absolutely cannot wait to make your acquaintance! If you are reading this you are watching the very, very beginnings of what we hope is a long term endeavor. We hope to grow and add more items and most especially to get to know you, our customer! We hope to learn what items you like (and don't like) as well as provide the best customer service possible so that this boutique can continue to grow and improve.
Thanks for being with us from the beginning!