How did you put this bohemian-inspired look together?
I felt like the look was very me, very much my store, very much who my client is. I’m wearing a dress from a new French line I’ve been loving called See U Soon. It’s a new fall arrival. It kind of has a vintage, bohemian feel to it. We just got in these really great chunky brass necklaces that I ended up pairing with it. I feel like this look could go on a CEO or one of my younger clients.
Describe the style of the Providence woman who walks through your doors.
She wants something a little bit different. She doesn’t want to go to the mall, but she doesn’t want to break the bank either. I get a lot of entrepreneurs, lawyers and professors. Many are women who are middle-aged but still want to look stylish. A lot of people are surprised that my biggest clients are a little older than college age, even though the shop is close to Brown and RISD. They trust me to push them out of their comfort zones a little.
The store really caters to the creative person. I really seek out designers that no one else carries locally. I bring in a lot of international brands and think there’s a little bit of bohemian flair to that. For each item, the max I bring in is six total. I try to do extra small through larger. Once it’s gone, I can’t get it again. I also try to find that really nice price point. Nothing’s too expensive, but it’s not fast fashion that’s going to fall apart in two wears. You’re getting what you pay for.
How can we find out what’s on trend at Shoppe Pioneer?
Definitely check Instagram (@ShoppePioneer). I always update it with our new arrivals. Right now, we have all of our fall items on there. I love when fall merchandise comes in – the layers and the versatility of it.
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