After Spring Cleaning, Shop Boutiques for Spring Trends

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Local Hem, the online boutique shopping platform, is urging consumers to choose to “shop small” as they go about restocking their wardrobes this spring season with a focus on quality over quantity.

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Shopping with a retailer you trust takes a lot of the guesswork out of the process, but nothing beats the expert guidance of a knowledgeable salesperson.

As the days get longer and the temperatures climb, many will feel the urge to begin their annual spring cleaning. Along with the annual springtime purge often comes a shopping trip to replenish recently discarded items. This year, Local Hem, the online boutiques shopping platform, is urging consumers to choose to “shop small” as they go about restocking their wardrobes.

In an effort to avoid the clutter that sparks yearly spring cleanings Local Hem’s founder, Colleen King, noted that “shoppers should maintain a focus on quality over quantity when it comes to apparel buying. It is always better to have ten well-made pieces that you can wear a thousand times, than to have a hundred poorly made pieces that never get worn (or get worn out before the first cleaning).”

When it comes to finding those “quality” items, King made the following suggestions:

“Shopping with a retailer you trust takes a lot of the guesswork out of the process, but nothing beats the expert guidance of a knowledgeable salesperson. Our online boutiques are available by email or phone any day of the week to answer questions on fit, fabric, washing instructions, you name it. That’s the kind of service you should expect, and its yet another signal that you are being offered high quality merchandise.”

Additionally, shopping boutiques and other small retailers offers several advantages over shopping malls and big-box chains. Boutiques offer the same designer names as larger retailers, but they often carry pieces from those designers’ lines that won’t be found in the collections of large stores, allowing shoppers to enjoy the sense of individuality that comes along with having everyone wonder “where did you get that?”

Finally, for those searching for deals on their quality pieces (and who isn’t these days?), King recommends signing up for the email newsletters of your favorite boutiques, as well as following them on Facebook and Twitter. She noted “Boutiques are constantly offering special promotions, and following the stores online is the best way to be made privy to the little-known sales and events.”

ABOUT LOCAL HEM

Local Hem is an online boutique shopping platform allowing visitors from anywhere in the world to shop a selection of the best independent, local boutiques online. Visitors to the site can discover and shop boutiques by location, category, designer or specific trends. Each online boutique is handpicked for Local Hem based on its commitment to offering unique, high-quality merchandise and customer service, resulting in a carefully curated selection of the best local boutiques.

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