"The ability to shop boutiques online provides a glimpse into the diverse and unique local styles offered by each boutique."
Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) October 26, 2011
Local Hem, the online boutique shopping platform, announced today that all of its online boutiques now offer international shipping options. Local Hem allows visitors from anywhere in the world to shop a selection of the best independent, local women’s boutiques online. Visitors to the site can discover and shop boutiques by location, category, designer or specific trends offered.
All of the boutiques on Local Hem are US-based, and many of the brands and designers they carry are only available for sale within the US. For this reason, Local Hem believes that the offering of international shipping will open its boutiques up to an entirely new market of interested shoppers. For these shoppers, the ability to shop boutiques online provides a glimpse into the diverse and unique local styles offered by each boutique. This new international offering may also appeal to local boutique shoppers who travel or move abroad, allowing them to maintain some hometown comforts by shopping their favorite domestic boutiques and designers.
In addition to shipping internationally, Local Hem’s online boutiques offer all of the same amenities currently available to US shoppers to international shoppers. Some of these perks include complimentary gift-wrapping and one-to-one sizing and styling advice (by email or phone) from the boutiques’ owners.
Colleen King, Local Hem’s CEO and founder, remarked that “Local Hem aims to bring the best boutiques to shoppers in every corner of the globe. The hard-to-find designers and merchandise that our boutiques offer, combined with our boutique owners’ expertise and commitment to customer service, ensures that Local Hem can meet the needs of our international customers just as well as we could for a shopper living down the street. Beyond that, our aim in opening up to international buyers is to provide a sense of excitement and a delight in discovering something new as our boutiques share their local styles with the world.”