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June 16, 2011
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Featured Boutique: Body Decor Boutique

After setting up shop at local flea markets and boutique events, T. Seals has made the Tennessee Flea Market (7060 Winchester) the permanent home of Body Decor Boutique. Seals has also recently set up shop online.


Beale Street Chick: Why did you decide to get a booth (Aisle P, Corner Booth 37) at the Tennessee Flea Market?

T. Seals: I decided to open a boutique at the Tennessee Flea Market because I wanted to reach a variety of women that were in search of unique, couture boutique clothing at an affordable price.


BSC: How long have you been interested in fashion?

TS: I have been interested in fashion since I was a toddler. My mother and granny would always take me shopping and I loved to model my clothes once I made it home with all of my goodies. I even graduated from John Casablanca Modeling and Acting Career Center in Memphis, TN. I was the face of several commercials and billboards throughout the Mid-South.


BSC: What items have been your best sellers?

TS: My best selling items are my unique and celebrity-inspired clothing, one-of-a-kind couture earrings and custom-made glass and bling slippers.

 

BSC: One of the items you offer is a few varieties of non-toxic human hair. Why did you start selling hair and what has the response been?

TS: I started selling hair because many of my clients requested human hair extensions and wanted to know if I could offer it in my boutique. After thorough research in and out of the country, I networked with one of the best suppliers and now it is an added value at the boutique. The response has been outstanding and my clients are all smiles. After all, the slogan is decorate your BODY with Body Décor.


BSC: Why did you decide to start selling merchandise online and how has that experience been so far?

TS: I decided to start selling merchandise online because it offers my clients a convenient way of shopping, whether it is from their cell phone, home or office. The experience has been great thus far and I really appreciate all of the support from the Fashionistas of the world!


BSC: How long has Body Decor Boutique been around?

TS: Body Décor Boutique has been around since January 1, 2008.


BSC: What is something surprising that you learned about running a clothing shop?

TS: Something surprising that I have learned about running a clothing shop is many women are afraid to try unique colors and patterns, but once they are introduced to it, they conform and come back for more! It is nothing like seeing a smile on my clients’ faces. Priceless!


BSC: What goals do you have for the Body Decor Boutique?

TS: The goals that I have for Body Décor Boutique are to expand into other markets and continue to provide women sizes 0 to 3X with superb customer service, fun and memorable boutique experiences and most of all…. unique, celebrity inspired, funky one-of-a kind, HAUTE fashions. I simply love my clients and what I do!


Check out Body Decor Boutique online, as well as Facebook and Twitter.

March 10, 2011
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Serious Saturday Shopping Extravaganza This Weekend

The Bubble Bistro, 425 N. Watkins, is once-again holding its Serious Saturday Shopping Extravaganza this weekend (Saturday) from noon until 6 p.m.

Vendors include

  • The Bubble Bistro (handmade skin, bath and body luxuries)
  • Splash Sangria (unique wine fusions)
  • Very Prissy (handmade custom jewelry)
  • Body Decor Boutique (traveling fashions and accessories)
  • Bags & Bangles (designer handbags)
  • Nu'FlairCatering (sweets and gourmet treats)

 

Be sure to stop by and support some great local vendors!

And here's a coupon:

January 31, 2011
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Featured Boutique: The Bubble Bistro

This weekend I stopped by Saturday Shopping Extravaganza at (relatively) new bath and beauty shop The Bubble Bistro, 425 N. Watkins, in Midtown.

Owner Andrea Haynes opened her shop in Memphis last August after starting a similar boutique in St. Croix. (She's originally from Memphis.)

"People don't appreciate Memphis until they leave," Haynes said. "It's so easy here, especially for a business. (St. Croix) is only 80 square miles; (the store) got as big as it could get."

As you walk in the store, the scent of homemade goodies is striking, but not overpowering.

For $5 the soaps are huge. And they smell and look great. The odd pieces are donated to homeless shelters.

Other items The Bubble Bistro produces include shampoo bars, body oils, bath salts, bath bombs, body butters. Haynes also makes custom orders and gift baskets.

The store is off of Cleveland Street, behind the Cleveland St. Flea Market (near the Old Sears Building).

It's closed Monday/Tuesday for production; open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

You can also order products online.

 

I also got to meet some cool vendors at the event, including Kelanie Hayes, who designs jewelry under the moniker Very Prissy. (Previously featured as an Etsy Find.)

T. Seals, owner of Body Decor Boutique.

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and Sabrina Jackson, who sells adult-themed Slumber Party products. (She also does parties.)


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