Retail Therapy…

I need it a lot!  Long time friend and owner of Salty Girls Amber Barron is always there to lend a hand when I’ve just got to have it (she’s really good at helping me figure out what “it” is!!).  I am so intrigued by people who are brave enough to start and run small businesses whose center is their life passion.  Amber is that person sooooo, I asked her to get on board with my questions and tell me what drives her and why retail??!

Amber and Cat

CG:  Why retail??!

AB:  I started out as a buyer for women’s surf apparel and swimwear.  It is most definitely one of my favorite parts of retail, however, I was missing the customer service aspect.  Seeing someone enjoy their purchase and feel great in what they are wearing is such a rewarding feeling, especially when it comes to swimwear!

CG:  What is your favorite item/items to sell and why??

AB:  Swimwear!  I have a slight obsession with a great bikini ever since I was a little girl!  I really enjoy helping women feel comfortable when it comes to choosing the right style for them.  Everyone has concerns and “problem” areas and my goal is to always find that one suit that makes them feel great!

CG:  What are your primary influences that shape the way you stock Salty Girls??!

AB:  Charleston is such a great area when it comes to fashion and southern culture.  I think we have some amazing local retail boutiques, but I wanted to add something different.  Almost all the brands in Salty Girls are out of California.  Those brands personify that laid back beach lifestyle that I love for Salty Girls!  I like that our clothing is very casual and easy to wear!

CG:  Who is your ideal customer??!

AB:  I can honestly say all of our customers are happy, loving life, grateful for each day kind of girls!  Big smiles and tan lines!!  Salty Girls is a fun, happy & inviting place and I think our customers reflect that vibe as well!

CG:  If you could collaborate with one fashion designer, model, photographer, etc…who would it be??!

AB:  Absolutely Rebekah Steen from Goldfish Kiss!  She is the definition of GIRL CRUSH!

CG:  Tell me about your Volcom events this weekend!

AB:  Salty Girls and Volcom Women’s are teaming up  this weekend for some fun and fashion!  Tonight from 6-8pm we will have live music, jewelry by Thistle & Thatch, art by Jenn Pendergrast from Pula Kahula Designs and will be sipping on Friday night cocktails!  We are also showcasing Summer 2015 for everyone to get a sneak peek at the amazing items we will have in the store moving into next season.  All Volcom Women’s will be 20% off all weekend!  Saturday we are doing a free gift with purchase of any Volcom item!

Volcom Event

We are looking forward to a fun weekend with our amazing customers and friends!

Salty Girls
976 Houston Northcutt Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464

Summer Stuff…

Summer Stuff 3

 J Crew Bathing Suit similarNike Internationalist sneakers ~Embroidered Baseball hatVolcom long sleeve tee locally at Salty Girls ~ Coppertone Sport Spray sunscreen ~C Wonder Bling stud earringsTurkish T Beach towel locally at Charleston Revisions ~ Laura Mercier Lip Glace color: nectar ~ Daisy Petal Necklace on sale~!

 I think it has been established that I love stuff!  The above are things I have picked up along the way this summer to brighten up my day (says the therapeutic shopper) and my closet.   The smallest accessory can give new life to an old outfit…and make you feel like a million bucks!

Almost to the weekend friends.  Happy TGIT!!!  XOXO,  Catherine

Thankful (it’s) Friday…

Rockville, SCHello and happy Friday!  I am a tad on the unprepared side today as I write today’s post.  This week has been crazy busy!  Re-entry from vacation (always a bit#h!!), immersing myself back into work, and hosting last night’s Mother’s Day Happy Hour for My Sister’s House (click to learn more about My Sister’s House and donate here).  Salty Girls and Dee Ruel (as seen on etsy) host a fantastic celebration.  In its third year I feel like the party AND three of us have hit our stride.  The common goal is to make the most we can for those who have so little-and to create a night about family, friends and fun!!

Thank you Dee and Amber and everyone who came out and made last night a huge SUCCESS!  Back to work, and looking forward to kicking off my weekend in one of my favorite places in the Lowcountry!!

Cheers!  xoxo,  Catherine