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.
The Facebook group launched in 2017 and I had no idea what to expect. Fast forward (almost exactly) two years later, and here we are, launching our first website. I have met so many kind, supportive, and inspiring women along the way that I am grateful to have taken this leap of faith.
When I'm not working my 9-5, you can find me packaging, shipping, shopping for new styles, or setting my inventory up at local pop up shops! I'm lucky to have all the help, love, and support from my handsome husband and our sweet boxer, Reggie!
Thank you so much for stopping by! We appreciate your support!