“Shop with Intention”. That is the tagline that owner, Beth Hess of Tart Boutique in Rocky River, wanted placed on her new website. “Shop with Intention” to her means truly thinking about your purchases. Where do they come from? Who made them? How will your purchase impact the environment – will this be something you use or toss as we move into another season?
The philosophy of Shopping With Intention is inline with a growing movement of consumers focusing on shopping smaller, locally owned stores that help to keep money in the community where they live. “It’s about being mindful.”
Prior to owning Tart Boutique, Beth had been selling her originally designed, screen printed tea towels there. The previous store owners had primarily sold consignment items but they also sold a small offering of local products.
“When I found out the store was for sale – on an impulse I bought it. I knew nothing about consignment. The previous owners had been really helpful.”
Now with some experience owning the store, Beth has decided to transition to less consignment at Tart Boutique. “Because I am an artist, I want to make more of my own things and have the store feel more like its mine. The studio in the back where I can create actually sealed the whole deal to purchase the store.”
Owning a store in the same city Beth resides also has its advantages. “It works well for my life and gives me the flexibility I need with kids growing up. I do really like working in the city that I live in – a lot of people can’t say that.
Tart Boutiqueis an eclectic boutique specializing in vintage and new housewares, furnishings, jewelry, candles, handmade body products and more. They also feature their own line of originally designed tea towels and apparel that are hand printed on site.
Beth is also offering workshops at Tart Boutique. The first of many to come is called “Autumn Leaves and Pumpkins Please” where attendees will join Maureen Koopman of @allspelledout to create wool-blend felt flowers to embellish the fall home décor piece pictured below. For more information or to register click hereby October 10th.
To find out more about Tart Boutique, visit the store on Lake Road in Rocky River, Ohio or visit her new online store* at www.tartboutique.netand join the growing movement to shop with intention.
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*For full disclosure, Libby Young is the author of this article and also the owner of Fallz Media, LLC who created the new Tart Boutique website.
I think the title captures it best – but seriously, I want all of these! Check out the links below and for first time shoppers at ShopBop and Revolve you can get a 10-15% discount. Just follow the links below:
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Well its been a while since I have given you all my cheap picks from Forever21. Let’s get you some cool fall pieces.
This Balloon Sleeve Tie-Front Top is to die for! Seriously, how cool is this? It’s available in grey and black. I pick grey!
Did I mention that I love plaid? Put on some rocking boots with this Plaid Maxi Skirt and a white t-shirt and you look super cool! How about that price – pretty awesome!
These Faux Patent Leather Booties are really cute! Don’t go spend a fortune on fancy ones. The patent leather look of these is enough – no one will even be able to tell the difference between these and an expensive pair.
This Lettuce-Edge Mock Neck Top is yet another awesome black top. You can’t go wrong with this.
I am a total sucker for a utility pant. Pair these Twill Wide-Leg Utility Pants with something tight and sexy on top and a heel and you have a totally killer look! I will be getting these in olive 😉
For fall, grab this ginger colored duster or stick with a good ol’ standby – black!
This hoodie comes in so many colors to choose from. You’ll want to wear this comfy hoodie everywhere. Personally, I’m into the pink!
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Over the knee boots are not going away this fall. Here’s a great pair by Sam Edelman.
Go with a classic black bootie or mix it up with a bold color like this Tartan Red.
These Ugg Peep Toe booties can be worn with just about anything!
Lace Up Boots
Here are a couple of examples of tie-up boots that are rockin’! These Dr. Martens are also available in black – love both colors!
And, these Desperado Lace Up Boots are a little funky but super cool!
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Looks like we’re still in for some warm weeks ahead. I got so many compliments on my striped maxi dress (check it out on Instagram ) that we thought we’d post this beauty of a dress from Vici Collection. At $68 we think it’s a steal and something you’ll wear time and again.
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Having a hard time getting the kids to the mall for back-to-school shopping? Here are some affordable pieces from Asos that you can order online and have your teen or tween ready to rule the school! And hey, there are some great picks if you want to dip into their closet for a change 😉
This will remind them to keep it down in class! Actually, maybe all of us moms need this one to remind the kids to keep it down when they get home from school!
I’m just loving this Blush colored backpack. Goes with everything!
My girls are all about the t-shirts right now. At least this one has an edge:
I know this is a bit pricey but you can borrow it and it will never go out of style! Loving this yellow!
Jean jackets are still in and probably will be forever! This girlfriend cut is pretty cute.
It’s all about the tie front tee these days. Simple and cute!
Simple joggers. They can be very cute with an awesome t-shirt and checkered vans!
That’s right they are back! Checkered Vans. I had a purple pair that I loved. The black and white is classic, but there are a million color options now. A great second choice is pale pink!
These are also classic, can’t go wrong with a white Chuck Taylor Converse!
These are way to cute not to mention. Fall will be here quick so thought I’d throw out these cuties. These booties are great with jeans, or a skirt!
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