Today we’d like to introduce you to Kirsten Berghoff.
Hi Kirsten, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I’ve always had a passion for dressing women and have always wanted to own my own business. Little did I know that I would open a boutique in our little town. Due to a lack of retail shopping for women and my frustration w/ that I had a few conversations w/ my husband. This is when we decided that we’re still young and why not? Why not, open a small boutique? In 2012, my husband Dennis & I founded Sadie Grace Inc., a leading retail destination serving fashion-forward women in and around Greenville, Ohio.
Dennis and I purchased an old pharmacy building in the historic downtown district. Together with our two sons, some very loyal friends & family, we transformed the space into the adorable and trendy boutique it is today.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Not always has it been smooth. We knew that going into it. From raising two boys still in school and trying to juggle a family life & business was a bit trying. However, we finally got ourselves into a routine w/ the boys. I was also still working full-time as a manager at the Hallmark. For four years I worked full-time and ran my own business w/ the help of my husband who left his factory job. After four years of doing both the decision was made for me to leave my full-time job and concentrate on my own business. My husband then began his own business,
Then comes covid. We had to transform our brick & mortar in a matter of days after being shut down. I built a website & w/ the help of some very good friends we started doing LIVE sale nights on social media. It took a few weeks however w/ found our grove and we survived COVID.
This September we will be celebrating ten years in business.
As you know, we’re big fans of Sadie Grace Inc. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
First, we are a women’s fashion boutique. We cater to fashion-forward ladies. One of my favorite services we offer is personal shopping services. From denim fittings to seasonal personal shopping. Ladies are able to schedule these services for free. I feel we gain the trust of ladies when we are able to really get to know the wants & needs of each individual patron. I pride myself on our customer service. My staff is taught from the day one that the needs of ladies & making them feel comfortable in their own skin & with us. I feel this brings ladies back time & time again. We carry lines such as Liverpool, Karen Kane, Zsupply, Dear John Denim, Kut from the Kloth. As well as Hobo & Bedstu leather handbags. It’s taken then years and I now feel like we have a fantastic product lineup.
Future plans for Sadie Grace. Continue to provide excellent customer service. Continue to grow our online business.
- Website: www.sadiegraceinc.com
- Instagram: Sadiegraceinc
- Facebook: sadiegraceinc
- Twitter: sadiegraceinc
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