Nicole Bien-Aime and Chanel Coleman met while they were taking ProsperUs training at the Grand River WorkPlace. Nicole had been selling women’s clothing out of an office building ill-suited to her needs. Chanel’s custom shoes and accessories business had been an online only endeavor and she was looking to expand.
During their training the women realized that not only did they share a passion for fashion, but they also agreed that their businesses would make a terrific pairing, and the Grand River WorkPlace Pop Up space offered the perfect opportunity.
SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS COMBINE THEIR TALENTS AND INTERESTS
Voluptuous Bien’Aime Boutique is Nicole’s business and features formal and casual women’s clothing. Minock Park resident Nicole has clothing in all sizes, but there is an emphasis on plus sizes. Nicole regularly carries Detroit designers and offers tailoring services to “be sure the clothes fit your size, your shape.”
Chanel’s Bling offers customized accessories such as shoes, clothing, hats, even phone cases and wine glasses. Chanel uses high quality crystal stones to add a little or a lot of pizzazz to just about anything. Chanel’s accessories are a perfect match for Nicole’s clothing. The pop up is Chanel’s first store front experience and, paired with Nicole’s boutique, it’s turning out to be a great business decision.
SHOP THE POP UP!
Nicole and Chanel would love to help you add some original pieces to your wardrobe. Nicole says, “If you walk in with nothing but a pair of shoes, we can help you put the rest of a beautiful outfit together!” Several people have told Nicole that they keep an eye on the mannequins in the window. “I know they’re watching,” Nicole says, “so I change the mannequins often.” Nicole has been so pleased with her experience at the pop up, she is looking for a permanent space for her boutique in the Grandmont Rosedale business community.
For more information about Nicole and Chanel’s store, stop by at 19120 Grand River or visit vbienaimeboutique.com or chanelsbling.com. For more information about ProsperUs training or applications for the Grand River WorkPlace pop up space, contact Larissa Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org.