The Barn Owl was established shortly after I graduated college with a bachelors in retail merchandising and management. After graduating, I continued my job search and I was not sure what I wanted to do in retail because I loved so many different roles.
I knew in my heart that I wanted to open a boutique someday, but thought I'd have to wait until I was further along in a retail career. Then after much discussion with family and people around me, I was encouraged and supported to follow my dream in the present. Instead of a dream coming to life someday in the future, to own an apparel and home furnishings boutique, it was now.
So, with the support of those around me, I made my dream boutique happen. It's called The Barn Owl. Why might my boutique be called The Barn Owl, you may ask. It was named with the thought that the barn owl, with a wide wingspan for flight, is just like me, a young entrepreneur taking off into a new venture, not to mention I also love birds.
The two words barn and owl has also inspired my boutique aesthetic by the apparel and home furnishings lines I carry. Barn being the rustic, raw materials, and nature inspired side to my aesthetic, and owl, being the fresh, trendy, whimsical, and unexpected side. I also like to find unique lines of product that are not sold everywhere, to offer you all something special and personal, just like The Barn Owl is to me.
I can’t wait to share The Barn Owl with all of you this Spring. Until then, style on fashionistas!