The time has finally come for me to accept applicants for the grand opening of my store. Things are moving smoothly and a lot quicker than expected and I’m excited to move to the next stage: creating a team!
I had the honor of being interviewed recently by News Channel 9. The reporter asked me what will set my boutique apart from the rest. The answer? I will not have traditional “salespeople.”
Let me explain. I have always considered myself an expert in fulfilling my clients’ needs based on their tastes, existing wardrobe, events, and special occasions. My opinion, the best part about retail is being a stylist, and the interaction that happens between myself and the customer. There is so much potential to truly get to know someone’s preferences and what clothing makes them look and feel their very best. Knowledge is power and when you know how to put things together, and how to dress people according to their likes, dislikes, body and style, that’s when you know you are a stylist. Sales people are trained to almost lure the client into buying something, regardless of what’s best for her. Not at my store. Our goal is to assist the client and fulfill their needs, to offer a therapeutic and all-around positive experience with talented people who are passionate about fashion!
When I was creating my stylist manual, I came up with a mission statement that best suited my vision:
Faith- Complete trust or confidence in something or someone. Believing and having confidence, in the company and in yourself. Knowing what you can and will accomplish and having true faith in your capability.
Accountability- the fact or condition of being accountable. Taking responsibility, being respectful of the company’s values, the clients and yourself. Always respecting your clients and your peers.
Style- a distinctive appearance. Dressing in a fashionable manner and developing your own distinctive look that expresses yourself.
Humble- having or showing modesty and humility. Always putting others ahead of one’s own self.
Integrity- the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral upright. Always striving to be better, and to be the best you can.
Obedience- compliance with order, doing things in an orderly fashion, following and respecting the rules.
Nurture- caring for and encouraging the growth or development of the company, growing yourself and nurturing your craft for a better development.
Fashion is my passion, I love what I do more than anything in the world. I love and enjoy my work so much I feel like I’m not even working while I am meeting new friends, attending markets, learning new things, and of course blogging and sharing my experiences.
I am calling out all fashionistas who share the same desire I have, to join me on this amazing experience for fashion training. I promise you it will be a hands on amazing journey. I have a dream and I want to share it with the future stylists of my store. Send all resumes to Gesuina.Legaspy@gmail.com I look forward to reading your emails.