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Meet Megan Sock of Shopaholic Boutique $10 & Below in Marietta

Today we’d like to introduce you to Megan Sock.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Shopaholic Boutique was founded on the concept that fashion can be offered at fair prices in a boutique atmosphere. Shopaholic sells women’s apparel, accessories, gifts and active-wear sizes from small to 3X. It’s always all new merchandise and receive new items weekly, leaving everyone who enters the store amazed that they can purchase such great clothes for such low prices.

I started her career working in the fashion industry in New York City. Over the course of a decade, I worked with hundreds of women’s boutiques across the country, while gaining a full perspective of what the market had to offer. It was that understanding that allowed me to launch this unique concept, Shopaholic Boutique, where fashion can be offered in a boutique atmosphere without the high prices. Shopaholic offers an assortment of styles focused on teens and women of all ages, providing a fun shopping experience for women who value fashion and would like to avoid going to a mall.

In just a short time since opening, Shopaholic has built great relationships with customers, who check in weekly to see the new arrivals. We recently launched our website www.shopaholic10below.com to offer these amazing styles at the low price for $10 and below nationwide.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
As any new startup, there are learning curves and challenges. It’s been so exciting and a dream of mine to be able to open Shopaholic. Finding the right vendors to provide us with trendy and quality clothing at this price point, was the biggest challenge. We carry 30 amazing lines and are always seeking more that fit Shopaholic’s style. I want to continue to give our customers that same style they seek at other boutiques but at an affordable price.

Shopaholic Boutique $10 & Below – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I have worked in the industry for over a decade and have traveled all over the country visiting boutiques. It’s given me the perspective I have on the market and what it has to offer and is lacking. Although, retail and department stores are struggling, boutiques are thriving. Women love what boutiques have to offer; the styling, atmosphere and unique pieces. I wanted to offer a boutique atmosphere without the high prices. I do it all for Shopaholic, I work in the boutique, do all the buying, social media, visual merchandising, operations, events and manage the website. As an owner, I wouldn’t see it any other way.

The biggest thing I am proud of is Shopaholic’s concept. We have amazing customers that stop in every week and thank us for being here. Not everyone has the budget to shop at boutiques and we offer that shopping experience without the high prices to our customers.

The biggest thing that sets us apart from other boutiques is our price point. We offer the same brands and styles as other boutiques, but sell them at a fair price. We get new shipments in weekly because we sell through our inventory so quickly.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success to me is giving it my all every day. I love to research and learn as much as I can to grow Shopaholic. I am very determined and passionate about my business. I wake up in the morning with a thousand ways to make my business better and fall asleep with another thousand. I try to be a good leader that jumps into any single part of the business to help make it come to life. Opening Shopaholic was such a success to me seeing this become a reality. We have been open 11 months and are looking for a second location. We launched our e-commerce site (www.shopaholic10below.com) just seven months after opening. I have loved every bit of it and can’t wait to see what’s to come!

Pricing:

  • Shopaholic carries trendy new women’s clothing, gifts and accessories for $10 & below
  • $10 Apparel
  • $8 Jewelry
  • $5 Gifts

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