About the owner:
Hey! My name is Nikki and I'm the owner of niknik's boutique. I run this little online store from my home! I'm from a small city south of Dallas, TX. I've always been into fashion and shopping and anything that goes along with it! When I was little I used to love making paper doll outfits, dressing up, and pretending I was a business lady. (maybe at the age of 8 I already knew what I wanted to be when I grew up!) Throughout high school, I occasionally thought it would be fun to own clothing boutique, but never really took the idea seriously.
Still into fashion by the end of high school, I went to The University of North Texas and studied Merchandising there. I went in with every intention of becoming a retail buyer after graduation, but it didn't take long for me to find out that endless spreadsheets and math equations were not for me. (I sucked at math! Still do...) I wanted to do something a little more creative. I had always thought boutiques were fun and loved going to them, but the idea of owning one seemed far out of reach and I wanted to see if it was possible for me. So, for a project where I had to interview someone with a career that I was interested in, I interviewed a woman who owned a boutique. The whole time she talked about how much work it was with little reward, which made me dismiss the whole idea of ever owning a store of my own.
By graduation, I had very little interest in the career options that were offered to me. At the time, I was a barista at Starbucks and that was more fun than the corporate jobs I was interviewing for. So, for the next couple years, I was pretty clueless about what I wanted to do. After quitting Starbucks and working for a clothing boutique for a while, I quit my job and realized I wanted to pursue this off and on idea I'd had since high school. I wanted to own a clothing boutique. I'd been hearing for years that it was not a career you could support yourself with, but I realized I needed to figure that out for myself.
And so, I created niknik's boutique, an online clothing store. I truly enjoy picking out items for my customers, doing pop-ups and getting to know women and what they like to shop for, and all the day-to-day tasks that go into running this fun, creative business. I'm so glad I chose to pursue this idea that people told me not to and I hope my customers are happy about that to.
About the shop:
I created niknik's boutique because I wanted to make a shop that carries unique, practical clothing, accessories, and jewelry. I have always loved boutiques, but many times, the prices were too high for me. I wanted to create a shop where everything is affordable. This shop focuses mainly on casual styles women can wear most often. I have things you can wear with jeans, wear to work, and wear to dressier places.
The shop has basics that every girl needs. Plus, a lot of everyday styles that have a cute flair to them, making them not-so-basic! I like to offer a variety of different types of tops, dresses, etc. that will work for younger girls in their teens and twenties to women in their fifties and up. You'll find lots of cute pieces you can easily dress up or down that will make your closet more versatile! Plus, I never charge shipping because who wants to pay shipping? Not me!
Plans for the future:
I have about a million different ideas and things I want to eventually implement into this little shop, but there are a few I would like to pursue very soon. I am currently looking for a brick-and-mortar retail space where you can feel and see all our good stuff! I have my eye on a spot that will be ready by October 2020. It's not a done deal, but it looks hopeful. I have so many ideas for a cute shop that I think a lot of women will really enjoy and appreciate!
My other goal is to be able to donate 10% of profits to animal rescues and animals who need medical care that their owner's can't afford. I am a huge dog-lover, and have always wanted to give back to them in some way. I can't wait until I am in a place where I can do that.