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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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

Disco Tumbler

Sip. Sip. Yay! We just received these shiny tumblers and they are quickly becoming a best-seller. Use as a table setting or as the perfect hostess gift. The Disco Tumbler is just plain fun. We love having them in the shop. Get one for yourself–Stop by the shop or call us (843) 686-4141 CLICK HERE to learn more

 

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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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Instagram:

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Twitter:

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

Progress

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.

  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

Rabbit Hole

Okay, seriously I cannot  recall the past eight weeks! If you feel as if I fell down a Rabbit Hole you are correct.

First, we welcomed sweet baby Rose into the world on November 16th.

IMG_3498It has been crazy-love ever since. Love because we are so very much in love with Rose and crazy because having a newborn and a 2 year old is just plain c-r-a-z-y (crazy in the we are super blessed and super sleep deprived kinda way).

First came baby…and then came the Holidays….ahhh!

After many hectic days at Louette (thanks to ALL of our loyal Holiday Shoppers), I have finally landed safely in the New Year. I think.

My Louette Ladies and I have some pretty amazing changes on the horizon. Stay tuned for a HUGE announcement at the end of January (we are busting at the seams and cannot wait to reveal our BIG news).

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In the meantime…don’t miss our WINTER SALE! Items are 30%-75% OFF

Make sure you are following us on Facebook, Instagram,Twitter and Pinterest to get the latest information about shop happenings, new arrivals and sales.

CLICK HERE to subscribe to our mailing list (you will receive specials and coupons)

Happy 2016

 

 

 

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

CURATE

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Tap into your creative side…join us for an evening of fashion, jewelry and art. CURATE is a collaboration between Muse Gallery, Luciana Designs, Louette and Little Fish Boateak to fuse art with design.

Make it a GIRLS NIGHT OUT!

Enjoy cocktails as you walk through Muse Gallery–Hilton Head Island’s newest and most comprehensive collection of contemporary art in the Lowcountry. This will be a truly unique experience as each business will be curating a special collection of designs and wares to compliment the art in the gallery.

CLICK HERE for more detailed information.

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Louette Boutique will be showcasing NEW Fall arrivals at CURATE 2015. Enjoy 15% OFF all purchases the night of the event.

See you there.

Summer Round-up

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Summer in the Lowcountry…there’s nothing better! Here’s a snapshot of one of my favorite spots on Hilton Head Island: Heritage Farm. Located in Sea Pines Plantation across from Lawton Stables, these privately owned farm plots are open to the public. Although picking is frowned upon taking in the beautiful landscape and amazing gardens are encouraged. This is one of Hilton Head Island’s hidden gems–just another reason HHI was named one of the TOP vacation spots in the country!

Never fear….There’s still time to snag some fabulous Summer styles!

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Our boho inspired kimono is a “must-have”, we have a few left in stock. Come in this week to see this and other NEW arrivals.

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SEMI ANNUAL TENT SALE!!!!!

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It’s the weekend you’ve been waiting for….our popular semi-annual TENT SALE will be held Friday, August 7th- Saturday, August, 8th

Don’t miss out on fabulous finds at 15%-75% OFF!

50% OFF Shoes, great deals on Spring & Summer items

Tea towels & Tassels

The entire state of Ohio has migrated down to HHI, beach parking lots are packed, Gregg Russell concerts are in full swing…Summer is officially here! With each new season comes exciting new goodies for the shop too. This Summer I am excited to introduce two awesome, independent, made in the U.S.A companies.

First up….Belle & Union.

Self proclaimed, “new americana”, Belle & Union started in Hilton Head Island’s backyard….Savannah, Ga!

Meg, a SCAD graduate and her husband Josh have meshed clever nuances with adorable designs. “Inspired by each other, our family, and the beautiful sights, sounds and differences found from coast to coast throughout the U.S., we decided to celebrate our roots and community the best way we know how: by basking in each others’ company, filling simple moments with memorable laughs, and sharing these moments with friends and friends to come (Meg & Josh, belleandunion.com). 

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We are loving our collection of Belle & Union Tea Towels, market notes and boxed cards. You will be drawn to the nostalgia of each design and in awe of their ability to mix vintage ideas with new twists.  Louette clients have been pairing tea towels with our cake plates for wedding gifts and giving our vintage camper boxed cards as hostess gifts.

Check out our next Southern designer…Virtue Jewelry.

This mom of two is Southern to the core. What we love about Virtue is the structure of each piece–handcrafted using the most unique stones and beads. The construction is flawless! Virtue has been flying out the door since we received our first shipment. Don’t be afraid to ask…we can order custom pieces for you.

Happy Summer!

xo,

Heather