Our Short Story Of How we Began
Launching Boutique La Lune online first was indeed a dream come true. I started off by following my passion and going to school for Apparel Design. After graduating and working in the industry for numerous companies and designers, I was bitten by the bug, utterly inspired my surroundings of the fashion world. I had an itch that wouldn’t go away and ideas that kept growing in my soul.
I curated concepts and visions of what I knew my future target market would be and researched numerous designers that would cater to small businesses. I was beyond blessed, to say the least, to have the support of my family beside me through this process of quitting my job and taking a huge risk to make a dream a reality. I knew it was time to branch off to create what I call now my baby AKA my little moon.
My favorite part of this journey is the story it has created, the places it has taken my family, and the beautiful chapters that now I look back on as such foundation in my life. I empower all my friends and family to chase your dreams and follow your passion. You are the key to your success. If you have something brewing in your soul follow your instinct.
The first step to making my dream a reality was stepping into The LA Fashion district. It was an experience. I come from a small town in Nor. Cal. A girl with huge dreams, and not much outside life experience beyond our small town. I took a flight out to LA solo, stayed at my sister’s house in Bur Bank. I remember renting the smallest compact car I could find. Traveling from one building to the next and one showroom after another. I had many looks towards me of what are you doing here without an appointment? Or smiles for guidance or suggestions. Floors of the Cooper Building became blurred.
It was overwhelming, but I was there for one reason and a mission that there was no room for thoughts of uncertainty. I connected with many of the showrooms, and designers to pick up lines I knew would work on our site.
Shortly after shopping the collections I created La Lune with the thought I wanted it to be a place where instead of the hustle and bustle of daily life around us, you can enter into La Lune and enjoy! It’s a site where not only can you shop for yourself, but you can also find treasures for everyone.
My friends and family loved the collections that we had picked up. It was a huge success! Referrals played a big part in helping grow our customer base locally, and we are in a beautiful era of technology that helped us gain access to so many social media platforms that reach people from all over.
Though we were growing at a good pace, I still wasn’t t settled with just keeping this online. I wanted to create a space that was what I imagined my future location to embody for my customers to shop. I also had many people coming to look at the clothing, and for me to style them for special occasions. So, this stirred the thought of me branching out into Pop Up Shops.
I locally started doing them all over the Bay Area, mostly in Los Gatos where now our Sparkly location resides. Speeding up our story to the point where all the Pop Up Shops were getting such fantastic feedback from our customers attending, so much that other business shop owners encouraged the idea of going Brick and Mortar. We had a blast being able to connect and interact with everyone during these events. So, we knew what our next calling was.
By the grace of God, a year later we opened our first mini Boutique a place that I call now my best launching pad because a year into being at that location we decided to make a HUGE move to continue the growth of our company. We currently reside in the heart of Down Town Los Gatos.
I am beyond thrilled to continue to share our story and make all of you a part of it with us. My primary purpose for this site is to find quality clothing at an affordable cost for all shapes and sizes. I promise to continue my passion in finding the latest styles, and trends that inspire you daily during your week as much as they do for me!
I am lucky to have my family, friends, and you behind me. Without the tremendous support, La Lune would be nothing. I hope you enjoy browsing through our website and come shop to the moon with us on happy days, rainy days, and on those days where you just need a break! If you ever happen to be in the Bay Area, please stop to visit our location I would love to meet you personally!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.