This on-the-go company offers a unique and fun shopping experience that brings fashion right to your doorstep.
Local Love Roaming Boutique is a traveling women’s clothing and accessories boutique in a renovated 30-foot step van, complete with hardwood floors, dressing rooms, and even air conditioning! The boutique itself is own and operated by one woman: Beth Presher, who took a chance with a traveling boutique, and has loved the results.
“I was an event planner for 8 years and began looking for a day job to work with my kids’ school schedule. After being laid off from a financial planner’s office, I decided to start my own business. I mentioned to one of my best friends that I wanted to start a boutique and she got me connected with a boutique owner in Las Vegas. After discussing the overwhelming startup cost for a brick and mortar, she mentioned that she loaded up a trailer and went to people’s homes. I started googling mobile boutiques and found these mobile boutiques in step vans popping up all over the place. That was in December of 2013, we started an llc that day and were open 100 days later,” Presher says.
Presher chose the name Local Love…a Roaming Boutique because she always wanted loving her community to be a part of her company’s identity and Roaming Boutique became a cute way to describe what it is she does.
The boutique works with a variety of brands to sell “accessible trendy” women’s clothing and accessories, for example, a small line of locally sourced hair ties for little girls. Presher says she travels to market 2-4 times a year to find brands that are great quality, stylish, and also affordable for her customers.
Visiting these markets is one of Presher’s favorite aspects of her job, that and making relationships with her customers. Most of her customers come from Facebook and word of mouth, which makes sense that a lot of the boutique’s events consist of personal home events.
Other than that, one can also catch A Roaming Boutique at food truck rallies, shopping events, and also fashion Fridays where the truck is parked in different lots around town.