What’s in THAT Bag?

Happy NEW Year! I’m really looking forward to 2017.

Naturally, I’m going on a diet (that will last two days) and hell-bent on getting myself organized. The latter is more important than the first (who needs to be fit anyway!). However…me and the ladies at Louette are obsessed with CYCLE BAR these days. read more…

In the shop we have gorgeous planners and calendars from Rifle Paper Co. I feel like there are two types of “planner people”–1. electronic 2. paper (old-school)–I‘m definitely OLD SCHOOL.

I love my iPhone but I really need something tangible to keep everything organized. Its a visual-person thing.

I ran into the shop this morning to get some work done (with baby Rose in tow) and snagged our floral planner. I love it! Cheers to a less-messy, more organized, on-time 2017 (fingers crossed).

{Here some other things that are ALWAYS in my bag!}

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  1. Rifle Paper Co. 2017 Planner  Available at Louette
  2. Tocca Bianca Hand Cream Available at Louette–Bianca has been my “go-to” scent!
  3. Plum Organics Squeezers We really cannot live without these. Call me lazy–when two babes are screaming this works wonders. 
  4. Well-Kept Screen Cleansing Cloths Available at Louette. My sister-in-law turned me onto this gem. I quickly got them in the shop. These resealable cleansing cloths work great on cell-phones, electronics and glasses. I always have a pack in my bag. 
  5. Cherrios Eating them is just the beginning. Ha! CLICK HERE
  6. Beauty Counter Lip Sheer in NUDE Perfect for the natural, non-makeupy look. 
  7. Essie Nail Polish “Rock at the Top” My 3 year old will not let me cut her nails without a home pedicure/manicure. This is OUR go-to color of the moment. 
  8. Paw Patrol The obsession is real. If you don’t know what PAW PATROL is…consider yourself lucky. Apparently parents like, Reese Witherspoon know of the PAW PATROL craze too! You’re not alone. 
  9. FashionABLE Wallet  Available at Louette. Literally THE. BEST. WALLET. EVER. I receive so many compliments on it. 

xo-Heather Quinn Owner/Buyer Louette

The POWER of Empowering

I’ve got a pretty cool job. As a buyer for Louette I have the opportunity to seek out really unique companies that are doing awesome and creative work. Social companies are changing up the fashion and gift industry (TOMS was the frontrunner).  It’s amazing how a little planning and creativity can foster fashion forward/quality goods while helping to combat poverty and empower women. Here are two of my favorite socially driven companies.

**FashionABLE assists the global community as well as locally in Tennessee and Revive Bath and Body is a southern company as well, helping others in Atlanta, Ga. Read below to learn more:

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We are proud to carry leather goods from FashionABLE–a company that supports women both locally and globally by providing jobs. Not just another social company, FashionABLE has done the research to find that “throwing charitable funds” at poor communities does not combat poverty. Instead, FashionABLE works closely with manufacturers in communities to help them implement business practices and work environments to be successful. “We believe that serious long term solutions to poverty lie in creating jobs, not giving money away” (www.livefashionable.com).

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Stop into the shop to check out our collection from FashionABLE! We’ve got wallets, cross body bags and totes. You are going to LOVE all the rich hues and beautiful craftsmanship.

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Louette FAVORITE:  The Saddlebag. We’re obsessed with this bag!!! A 1970’s inspired classic, perfect for everyday.  Available in three colors at the shop. CLICK HERE to see more.

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Next up…

Revive Bath and Body

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I literally stumbled across this company walking through Virginia-Highlands in Atlanta, Ga. Originally I was intrigued by Revive’s loofah soaps and then when I learned they are a locally owned, socially conscious company– I had to get it in the shop! Owner, Catilin started her company at her house. Making soaps for fun, it quickly morphed into a full-blown business.

“RENEW. RESTORE. REVIVE” is the slogan for Revive Bath and Body. In 2014, Revive partnered with Haven Atlanta to help women exit the trafficking trade. More about this amazing partnership HERE

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One of the best-selling gifts at Louette are Revive’s Loofah Soaps. Made with all natural ingredients, these soaps beautifully exfoliate the skin. Available in eight delicious scents. Portion of the proceeds are donated to HavenATL.

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Next time you are in Louette, ask one of the knowledgable Louette gals about these great companies. We love to chat about the products we love.

xo,

Heather

Summer Social

Summer is HERE and we are settled into our NEW home. Supporting fellow local businesses has always been a focus for us–which is why we are so excited to be located in the heart of shopping local on Hilton Head Island in the Village at Wexford!

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We re-opened at our NEW location on May 9th and its crazy ever since. If you haven’t stopped by to check out the new shop…well, what are waiting for??? Louette Boutique receives weekly new arrivals and the shop is constantly changing.

Don’t miss out on shop happenings & events. Make sure you are getting social with us!

Facebook:

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FACEBOOK/louetteboutique

 

 

Instagram:

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INSTAGRAM/louetteboutique

 

Twitter:

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TWITTER/louetteboutique

You can also find us on Pinterest and Snapchat.  See you soon! xo-Louette

Progress

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Designs and concept by The Twelve Oaks Group, Design & Build

Construction has begun…

Here are some answers to your burning questions:

  1. “I love Louette!!! Is the NEW shop going to be same?” Answer: YES!!! But…better. Just like my Grandmother–her namesake shop is just getting more amazing & beautiful with age. No detail will be overlooked. We have painstakingly removed every. single. piece. of reclaimed lumber that was in our original shop (I’m using the word “we” to mean my husband and his crew.) We will be transferring everything from our original location to our new location at The Village at Wexford. Plus, we’ve been traveling throughout the South East picking up even more reclaimed material to use in the NEW shop.  CLICK HERE to see why my husband rocks!

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    Picking up reclaimed lumber from an old Kentucky Church for the NEW location!
  2. “Why are you moving?” Answer: Because I’m crazy. Well…yes, I’m crazy but that’s not the only reason we are moving. Over the past three years we have developed a strong  following from Hilton Head Island locals (which still blows my mind and makes me feel eternally grateful). We’ve begun to need a place with more available parking for our valued customers. We learned a space was available at The Village at Wexford.   I’m a huge sucker for cool concepts and amazing design–Louette’s new neighbors are unique locally owned businesses like Java Burrito, Gifted, Island Child, Needlepoint Junction and Porter & Pig (just to name a few) that are bringing truly original concepts to the island. Its the perfect fit and we couldn’t be more excited to be at the heart of shopping local. DSC_4658-THE2654PROJECT-Louette-Web                                                                                                         
  3. “Will you have all the same great clothing and gifts?” Answer: Absolutely! The concept behind Louette will remain the same. We appreciate the simple loveliness in life. Everything in the shop is hand-picked. Louette is a carefully curated selection of classic clothing, home accents & gifts. As in the past, we strive to support local and regional artists and designers. We will continue to offer a variety of locally made products.

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    Louette staffer, Sarah, packing up the towels for the McCartney family.
  4. “Are you hiring?”Answer: Yes, we are! If you are a lover of design, fashion, art, laughing, coffee, chocolate, simple luxuries, candles and pretty things then this is the job for you. We are now excepting resumes for part-time positions. MUST be able to work weekends and approximately 12-15 hours per week. Please email your resume to: info@louetteboutique.com

CLICK HERE to receive the all updates on our Grand Re-Opening

 

MOVING On…

Drum roll please….the rumors are true. Louette Boutique is moving! We are super excited about our NEW home and will be announcing our new address in February. Don’t worry we will still be located on the South End of Hilton Head Island.

In the meantime…don’t miss our HUGE Moving SALE! ALL regular priced items are 40% OFF and Sale Items up to 75% OFF.

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Sale will run 1/15/16-2/13/16

Louette Boutique will be open in The Village Exchange location until 2/13/16. Slated to re-open April 2016!

ALL SALES FINAL

Tailgate Trunkshow

IMG_3006Fall in the South. It’s all about the Tailgate!

We are taking the traditional Southern style tailgate and making better. Yes, better!

 Never fear we will have all the trimmings that make a tailgate, a tailgate—beer, hot dogs, BBQ and games. But we are adding a little “Louette” touch and combining tailgating with JEWELRY and SHOPPING.  Yes, we are geniuses!

Join us Thursday, October 8th from 6p-8p for a Tailgate Trunkshow featuring special “game day” and one-of-a-kind jewelry from Little Fish Boateak and shopping specials at Louette.

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Plus…

We’ve partnered with our pals from Cool Cats Lounge, The Smokehouse and Lava Fitness to provide Happy Hour Specials, Hot Dogs, BBQ and games.

So…grab your gals and your guys and meet us Thursday for a Tailgate that’s a little country, a little classy and totally Louette!

Time: 6-8pm

Where: Louette Boutique

32 Palmetto Bay Rd. Suite 9A

HHI, SC 29928