The clothing boutique is so alluring. Many of us dream of days spent doing nothing other than bouncing from boutique to boutique to check out their newest arrivals with our bestest girlfriends. Let’s be honest, this is far more of a dream than a reality. If you’re at all like me, I always struggle to find the time to dedicate to such fashion scavenger hunts. However, that has all changed as soon as I discovered the benefits and convenience of shopping for boutique clothing fashion online.
In fact, we started Vintage Fringe to meet this exact need. We wanted to bring the benefits of boutique shopping online. We were sick and tired of buying a top at a chain store only to see many of our friends wearing the same thing. For example, last summer I attended a wedding and one of the other bridesmaids was wearing an identical denim jacket from the same chain store! Disgusted with this type of trend, we decided to open an online boutique that provides many of the same boutique benefits with far less of the hassle.
First of all, it goes without saying that an online boutique is far more convenient. You can shop on your hours, not the store’s. (And let’s face it-boutiques are notorious for having inconvenient hours.) You don’t have to fight for parking. You can shop at home in your pajamas. You can shop at work or at home and frankly sometimes even on your cell phone or iPad. You can often find more easily niche items online if you know exactly what you want. At Vintage Fringe, we even offer free shipping and free returns on all non-outlet items, and yes we even have an outlet featuring major fashion bargains. We also can’t forget that when you shop online you don’t have to worry about those annoying sales people bothering you as you shop!
Secondly, online boutique clothing fashion is typically far more niche and distinctive in terms of what online boutiques carry versus large department stores that often may not even carry the designers you are searching for or if they do they may have so many pieces that you run the risk of having all of your friends wearing the same piece. Boutiques often offer you harder to find designers and do not carry as much inventory as larger stores so you are frequently much more able to find a distinctive, individual look for yourself.
Finally, shopping online allows you to compare multiple sites with far less work than shopping at boutiques in person. There are many sites online that allow you to search a variety of different sites based on specific things like designers, colors, sizes, or even descriptions of the styles. This ability to comparison shop in a far more convenient way will make shopping far more efficient than bouncing from boutique to boutique.
We think you’ll agree that once you discover online boutique shopping you will quickly find that it is much simpler and far more convenient than the dedication and time required to complete your own boutique shopping scavenger hunt!