A Q&A With Ready Pretty Founder Jeannine
Posted on February 04 2019
Jeannine here - we're so pumped to see so many new faces popping up on our social media channels and folks hitting our site these days! So I figured it might be time to answer a few of the questions we seem to be getting from all of you lately.
Ever wondered a bit about Ready Pretty - what we do, what we offer, how we work? Please take a minute to read a bit about this little idea that turned into a reality for me. We’re growing, excited about what 2019 will bring are eager to bring you along for the ride.
First things first, what are The Shoppes?
We officially launched 6 months ago - we’re an online store that curates the coolest women’s fashion from independent boutiques and brands from across the country. We launched right here in Chicago with ten boutiques, but have started to grow with boutiques in other cities. We carry clothing as well as some of the coolest accessories and jewelry you’ve ever seen. Seriously.
The best part? Every single one of our boutique and brand partners are woman-owned and led. Yup. Every. Single. One. And we plan to keep it that way. Not only are you supporting locally owned businesses, but you’re supporting women when you shop The Shoppes. Double win.
TELL US, WHAT CITY DO YOU WANT US TO COME TO NEXT IN THE COMMENTS BELOW?
Are you a fashion blogger?
Nope. We’re an online women’s fashion boutique that loves to work with bloggers!
ARE YOU A FASHION BLOGGER? WANNA WORK WITH US? EMAIL HELLO@READYPRETTY WITH THE SUBJECT LINE ‘BLOGGER LOVE’ AND LET’S CHAT!
Can I shop what’s on Instagram and on the site online?
Yes! It’s all shoppable! Just like you would any other online site - what you see is what we have (for the most part!). We’re constantly adding new pieces to the site so check back often as we continue to add new boutiques and brands we love!
In addition to paying with your credit card, we also accept PayPal, Apple Pay and now Amazon Pay!
I saw something that I loved, and went back to get it a few days later and it was gone?
So here’s the thing - we pull inventory from boutiques, which means inventories are small in comparison to a big retailer or department store. I always say, if you see something you love, grab it quick - because we probably don’t have a ton of them once they hit the site.
What if I don’t like what I got? Or it doesn’t fit?
We get it - sometimes it just doesn’t work out. But we sure hope it does! Just like anywhere else, all we ask is that tags are kept on and returns are made within 14 days.
You’ve made reference to helping boutiques grow and succeed. What does this mean?
One aspect of Ready Pretty that we’re going to really focus on this year, beyond The Shoppes, will be the boutique support aspect of our business. We’ll be sharing more details soon, but for all our boutique owners out there, we’re creating services dedicated to helping you thrive - think content creation, website development, influencer relationships and partnerships, media relations, you name it.
ARE YOU A BOUTIQUE OWNER INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER OR HAVE IDEAS ON WHAT MIGHT HELP YOU GROW? EMAIL US AT HELLO@READYPRETTY WITH SUBJECT LINE “BOUTIQUE LOVE”
Are you hiring?
YES! We’re still working through the job description but we know we need a creative, design-oriented, multi-tasker that loves fashion, has at least 1-2 years experience with digital marketing and is ready for a fun working environment. We’ll share more info soon, but if it sounds like something you’d be interested in we’d love to hear from you!
Anything else you want to share?
Well maybe one more thing… At the core, we’re here helping to support and lift up other women - across all walks of life. And I’ve had in my head this idea of creating really cool tees that could be designed by local artists and makers in support of local charities that support women everywhere. It’s such a nugget of an idea but something I want to do so bad. So soon enough, we’ll be reaching out to our amazing community for help in designing our first tee and selecting our first charity partner. Look out for those details soon, but if you’ve got any strong feelings, thoughts or ideas - shoot us a note!
Okay, I think that’s it for now! What other questions can I answer? I’m here to help and eager to get to know all of you better! Thanks so much for continuing to support Ready Pretty - I’m so excited for what’s ahead and can’t wait to share more with all of you!
And if you've gotten this far - thanks - take 15% off your next purchase with code RP15 at checkout.
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