Some of my favorite shops are miles away. In some case, thousands of miles away. But, I've just discovered an amazing way to stay in touch and aware of when they receive new shipments.
House Account, developed by Laura Vinroot Poole, owner of the high end women's boutique, Capitol & it's more casual little sister, Poole Shop and her childhood friend, Travis Parsons, is my new favorite app.
It's like a souped up Instagram. You select from a growing number of boutiques (currently 350) and then get a feed with their updates. See something you like? Send a message to the shop and they'll respond. That's where the personal touch comes in.
Capitol- Charlotte, North Carolina
By George - Austin, Texas
The app goes beyond fashion....for example, there are 8 Mecox shops (East Hampton, Southhampton, etc...), paper goods shops, linen shops and art galleries. This is such a great way for small shops to increase their reach and for customers to gain access to some of the country's best boutiques.
Here are some of the shops I'm following: Cabana, Canary, 4510, Isabella, Capitol, Poole Shop, Mecox, Fivestory.
Only the best clients have a house account. Now, you can have one, too! Happy shopping!