Out of all the boutiques in Sacramento, this very sweet intern by the name of Alexandria (Alex for short) chose to shadow me yesterday. As a sophmore student in a Charter School, she is able to use her Tuesdays and Thursdays to go out and experience life in the workplace of her choice and Fashion was on her list.
Although Design is her passion, retail operations/business is a big part of it as well. As I showed her how this "mom and pop" stand runs its course, she made me smile with her oohs and ahhhs of the merchandise. It was so much fun having someone there with me at the shop with the same passion as I do about the retail fashion industry.
I showed her how to open the shop, what the merchandise was about and the concept of what my vision is and told her how and why I got started in this crazy boutique business lol. She also had tons of questions for me which I was more than happy to answer and talk more about me lol.
I do hope she will be able to come around again, it's definitely a plus to have a person as passionate about what they do and have it be as similar to your own.
So with that said, Alex, I may be giving you a call ;-)