Shoezy Lover Boutique Owner Shares Style Secrets
Boutique owner: Makeba Collins
Year opened: December 2009
What can shoppers find at Shoezy Lover?
Not only do we carry unique ladies footwear, we offer customized looks to make our clients look more exclusive. In most cases, [we carry] up to size 12. We also carry shoe fetish-inspired customized tees as well as specialty handmade jewelry and handbags.
How do keep up with trends?
I’m always studying the latest fashion trends, what’s hot for upcoming season as well as knowing my clientele. I take pride [in] hearing their requests and fulfilling them while still keeping them fashion-forward and in line with the Shoezy Lover mission.
What is a Fashion Fierce Party?
The Fashion Fierce Party is a platform to advertise new designers as well as independent boutique owners. The runway show is fabulous and we help designers and boutiques take their fashions to the next level, while consumers find out there are more options out there than just the norm. The event is [held] once in the fall and once in the spring.
What are you working on?
The Fashion Fierce Party benefitting Change Happens will be Sunday, April 10 at Fifty-One 15 Restaurant and Lounge located inside Saks Fifth Ave in the Houston Galleria. Doors open at 7 p.m. Shoezy Lover Boutique also offers a shoe valet service where we bring your size to you for a private fitting and delivery. Additionally, April 17 at 3 p.m. SLB will host Diva Swap where women can [bring] their gently used clothing and accessory items for a swap session … [it's] great recession-proof shopping!
If rolling out raided your closet, what would we find?
I have a totally separate shoe closet, of course, so not only would you find my full collection of Shoezy Lovers’ shoes, but you’d also find out about my secret Puma obsession.
What advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs?
Pray, then study your craft eat, drink and sleep it. Be willing to do it for free because as a new business owner, sometimes you may have to. Bring back the lost art of real customer service, research every shoe choice, and you should do well.
For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/shoezyloverboutique.