I am SOUL excited to kick off the first 'Boutique Boss Babe Spotlight', with an incredibly sweet, genuine, passionate, and women empowerment advocate... Margaret Smith ~ Owner of Scout & Molly’s of Avalon. This gorgeous boutique started in 2017 at Avalon and is still going strong today! One of the most successful distributors of Spanx they also carry such brands as Bishop + Young, Cupcakes and Cashmere and Susana Monaco to name a few. Margaret is a huge supporter of local women-owned businesses and female entrepreneurs
GEM: Why did you want to open a Boutique?
MARGARET: My passion for the industry. I love helping people look and feel confident! So, many times I walk in to boutiques and see the opposite happen. I wanted for myself, my friends and community to feel different, to have a place that makes them feel amazing at any age or size. To see they are beautiful.
GEM: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
MARGARET: I was so very shy as a kid. I wanted to be a veterinarian because I loved animals, and we didn’t have to talk. Hahaha.
GEM: What do you like to do on the weekends? (Aside from running your fabulous Boutique)
MARGARET: Spending time with my family. We are holding on tight to our last baby who Graduates High School this year.
GEM: Who is your favourite fashion icon?
MARGARET: There are so many to choose from. The one that stands out the most began as a child - Carolina Herrera. At the age of 42 she followed her dream! In 1982 she launched her first ready to wear fashion line. The rest was history for her. That is what draws me to her - the no fear! She just jumped and followed her passion.
GEM: Who is a female that empowers you and why?
MARGARET: There is so many! My tribe, my mom and my daughter. They encourage me to take chances, they encourage me to be different, and they love me flaws and all.
GEM: Is there a woman-owned business you would like to shout out?
GEM: What is one piece of advice you would give a woman who wanted to open a Boutique?
MARGARET: Never fear to be different, never fear change and never fear your first of customer rejections.
Don't forget to stop into Scout and Molly's at Avalon and follow them on Instagram @scoutandmollysavalon