Stay fashionable at a reasonable price with this newly launched online boutique.
Miranda Gullette graduated college in May 2020, at the peak of the pandemic. The economy was on its way down and many of her job interviews were cancelled because of that.
Instead of using this time to worry, Gullette reflected on what her real passions were. She soon concluded that corporate America wasn’t where she wanted to be and she did something about it.
Today she is the founder of Oak & Pine Boutique, a clothing boutique offering clothing for men and women as well as a plus-size line, soy candles, jewelry, and accessories.
“I have always loved fashion so I did some research on different things I could do,” she explains. “Many of them required going back to school and starting over. I thought to myself, ‘Why not start my own business?’ And what better time to learn than during a pandemic. I think I read articles for a few weeks before I finally got my business plan written up. At first I thought there is no way I will be able to make this a successful business, but I won’t know until I try. This pandemic has been awful in many ways but it has also allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and try something for myself! I don’t think that if I would have gotten a job right after college I would be here doing something that I love and for that I am so grateful!”
When you shop Oak & Pine Boutique you’ll find a variety of items for both men and women. “Clothing is always changing with the seasons,” she says. “But we also carry soy candles and a variety of accessories like belts, jewelry, and bags.”
Gullette says that what makes her shop unique is that she’s doing it all on her own.
“I package and send out all orders from my home,” says Gullette. “This allows for better customer services, sending our orders right away, and to make sure each item has the best quality before reaching each customer.”
Currently, Oak & Pine Boutique is an online-only shop offering shipping and free pickup, with the option of curbside or contactless pickups.
And with a new year here, Gullette says that she’s set a lot of goals for 2021. “Our main goal we hope to accomplish by the end of the year is our mobile boutique,” she says. “We want to offer a unique place for our customers to shop and with a mobile boutique we can do just that and be able to bring this experience to our customers.”