Name: Norma Ricker
Business: Rowena's Boutique
Location: 97 Prince William Street
Phone: (506) 214-5114
Going Strong: 2 Years this July !!
What inspired you to start your own business?
The store is named after the owner's mother, Rowena. She had a love for fashion, as does her daughter Norma. She wanted to honor her mother's memory, and this was a great way to do it!
What type of services do you offer?
We cater mainly to the women of uptown Saint John. We sell brandname clothing a a low cost - and strickly only one or two of a certain item will be at the store at a time. As well, we offer at home parties as well.
What do enjoy most about your business?
We enjoy our customers the most. Opening a store has brought about so many opportunties for us. We love every aspect of it. We throw a huge fashion event at Adairs Lodge in Sussex twice a year. It's a great weekend get-away with the ladies. We have a fashion show, giveaways, different vendors - all catering to beauty and relaxation. Lots of girly fun!
What sets you apart from your competition?
We are strickly a "one of" type of store. You definatley will not seeing your outfit walk accross the street. We carry a variety of sizes. We order from a size 4-3x. Something for everybody, and every body.
What makes your business unqiue?
We really strive to make our customers happy. We offer home parties - and they are a hit! Something unique other stores do not offer. Basically we take a small version of our store to the host's house and the ladies shop and browse. These parties can also be held at our store - and we give the V.I.P, treatment!
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