Ana Blair’s Boutique announces award three-peat
After more than 340,000+ votes were cast, Ana Blair’s Boutique of Merrill was recently named Best Overall and Favorite Storefront Wisconsin 2019 Boutique of the Year by shoppers. 2019 marks the third consecutive year of the store garnering accolades.
The Boutique Awards is the only global recognition event for independent boutique retail owners in the fashion industry, hosted by The Boutique Hub & Boutique.Style. The Awards recognize and celebrate the best boutiques across all 50 States in the US, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, in the categories of Storefront Boutique of the Year, Online Boutique of the Year, Children’s Boutique of the Year, Mobile Boutique of the Year, and State or Country Overall Boutique of the Year.
The awards celebrate retail at a unique time, when many are dubbing a current retail apocalypse, with the closings of mutliple notable big box retailers and mall staples. However industry trends show a strong upswing in the boutique retail market.
The Boutique Hub, the global voice and Hub of the Boutique Fashion Industry, cites one of the strongest boutique markets in history with new boutiques opening daily across the globe, and established boutiques posting some of the strongest sales to date. The ‘Shop Small’ movement is certainly alive and well, as big box retail dwindles.
Ana Blair’s Boutique opened in September of 2016 by Vanessa Lazarz. Carrying clothing, a full espresso bar & recently adding an Infrared Sauna catering to women size 0-3x. With a focus on curating fun & unique pieces for active everyday modern women
“We are elated to receive this award for the third year in a row. We have been up against some very large boutiques some with multiple locations in large cities. Yet each year we are receive the support needed from local shoppers to end up in the winners circle“ said Ana Blair’s owner, Vanessa Lazarz.
“In a time when consumers are choosing experiences over things, and having quality service over finding another piece of fast fashion off the shelf, boutique retailers have found a niche market serving women in a way that goes far beyond trend or price. It’s a lifestyle.” Said Ashley Alderson, Founder at The Boutique Hub.
For a full list of winners, visit www.theboutiqueawards.com.
“Ana Blair’s Boutique has been a staple of the Merrill community,” Lazarz explains.
“Often supporting or facilitating community events, other local businesses and local non profit organizations. At Ana Blair’s we are trying to create a destination, a reason people can say “we have to stop in Merrill.” The best part is it’s working.
“We recently started Facebook live sales, where people are able to shop with us nationwide and the response has been amazing. Each week we are shipping out to more states.
Ana Blair’s will host a celebration titled the “Trifecta Event” on November 1 from 2-6 p.m.
“We want the community to see what we have to offer and be proud that our award winning boutique is located right here in Merrill” said Lazarz. For more information on the Trifecta event or about Ana Blair’s Boutique, Lazarz can be reached at (715) 722-0094 or stop in to the store located at 820 E. First Street.