I love to shop, this is obvious to anyone who knows me. I like to shop at department stores, love going to outlet malls, enjoy shopping online, and I especially love to shop at boutiques. Long before Lydia & Lilac was even a thought, I loved boutique shopping. Why? I mean it’s so simple to just run up to my local department store and find an adorable something to buy for any occasion (which is something I still frequently do!). However, there is something special about shopping at a boutique, so I have put together a list of reasons why I love it so much!
1. You Always Find Something Unique
When I shop at boutiques I always find something a bit unique that they don’t have at my favorite department store. It’s nice to have something different in my closet. When I shop at boutiques I am able to find amazing patterns and textures that are not always available at local department stores.
2. It’s Less Overwhelming
This summer when looking for the perfect dress to wear to my nieces wedding (which is actually what brought about Lydia & Lilac and you can read about it here), I was insanely overwhelmed at the department stores. There were way too many choices. I wasn’t able to really look at anything because there were so many things everywhere. When I shop boutiques, they have just the right amount of choices. I am able to easily see what they have without feeling overwhelmed or frustrated.
3. The Experience
Have you ever walked into a boutique and thought “everything in this place is so me!”? Well, I certainly have. When you find a boutique that is in your niche, it’s a beautiful thing! This is different from the department store, because instead of trying to stock something for every single person who walks in the door, boutiques are curated with there customers in mind. For example, at Lydia & Lilac we curate beautiful, feminine clothing perfect for every day wear or special occasions. When you are looking for something to make you feel lovely and feminine, you know you can find it here! We love boutique shopping, because we know everything has been hand selected with us in mind. What a special feeling!
Next time you are wondering whether or not to try out that lovely little boutique, we hope you do!