When I walk into a boutique for the first time I always wonder who owns it, what their passion was to start it, who they admire in the fashion industry, etc. If you read my last post with Louisville.com, you’ll be up to speed on my latest find … But in case you haven’t seen the post yet, the shop I am referencing is Chartreuse Boutique located in Louisville’s Westport Village.
Chartreuse’s owner, Susan Krekel, took some time out of her day to answer all of my questions. I didn’t include three of them because I wanted to save a few of them for the blog. Check out my three questions and Susan’s answers below. And don’t forget to “Like” them on their Facebook page and follow them on Instagram, @chartreuseshop.
1) Who is your favorite fashionista of all time? What do you think would be their favorite item in your boutique if they were to shop there?
Fashion Icon – Olivia Palermo! I have a bit of an obsession and stalk her instagram page! Her style is so timeless but still very much her own. She can put together amazing casual outfits and make them look effortless. We have many summer styles that have been inspired by Olivia – a simple breezy maxi dress in a subtle print or a fun pair of shorts with a blouse tucked in for a preppy look! She is always wearing the most beautiful statement jewelry and it so easy to replicate the look, even on a budget!
2) Why do you love the city of Louisville?
I LOVE everything about Louisville!! I was born and raised here and can’t imagine living anywhere else! I think that Louisville has a big city feel with all of its unique shopping and dining options but still seems small in the fact that people are connected, the best of both worlds! We have so many fantastic local business and new ones popping up all of the time, I have a list a mile long of places I want to go! Shop Local, try out a new restaurant, we are so lucky to have the creativity and talent right here in town.
3) What do you think your boutique contributes to the city?
I love putting smiles on customers faces when they find just the right look! It has been such a delight getting to meet and work with such stylish ladies with awesome personalities! I am so happy to come into work each day and hope that I can share that happiness with my customers. It is great to get to work so closely with our customers because we can listen to the ideas and feedback that they have to make the shopping experience the best possible!