Our Story

Welcome to Red Jacket Boutique, we're glad you're here!

Red Jacket Boutique was inspired by a serious void. Growing up in a small, rural town in Michigan's Upper Peninsula meant that the nearest mall was close to four hours away. Given the fact that it snows (and I mean reeeeally snows) a good six or seven months out of the year up here, it's not always an easy trip to make! I could tell you that I've always dreamed of doing something like this, but in all honesty I lasted about a week and a half in retail before ending my shortest ever work experience. After finishing my Bachelors degree in Medical Lab Science, I spent a few years in the field before eventually deciding to go back to school. It was while pursuing a Masters in Business Administration that I had the opportunity to work closely with small businesses and local entrepreneurs. The passion and drive they radiated was enough to inspire me to try and fill the shopping void that existed within our community. I have always been drawn to boutique shopping and the unique selection they offer, so it seemed like a perfect fit! The tiny area that I was raised in was formerly known as Red Jacket, and so the boutique was named. 

Our Facebook VIP group launched in 2017 and officially started this journey for us. Since then, we have added a website, an app, and our first brick and mortar that opened in downtown Houghton in November of 2022. Whether you’re shopping with us from afar or joining us in store, we’re so grateful for your support! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!