Boutique aims to garner oohs and ahhs
Q & A with Elaine Vang and Ashleigh Quinn, co-owners of Ooh La La Clothing Boutique at 125 S. McCormick St., Prescott. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Call 778-0069 or visit www.oohlalaboutique.com.
Q: What service do you provide in the community?
Quinn: "We offer an exciting and enjoyable place to shop for new and gently-used women's and children's clothing and accessories."
Vang: "With new items going out daily and something for everyone at great prices."
Q: How did you get into this business?
Vang: "I got in to the business 24 years ago when I opened my first children's clothing store in Prescott called A Country Kid's Store on the corner of Sheldon and Virginia streets. Fourteen years later I opened Cozy Kids store in Chino Valley. In 2010, my daughter Ashleigh and I joined together to open Ooh la la Clothing Boutique in Chino Valley. We're excited to be opening our second location in Prescott on Saturday."
Quinn: "For over 10 years, I have sold clothing online. I'm also the sales representative for several small business owners and offer small business marketing and development."
Q: What is the key to your business longevity?
Vang: "A good mother/daughter partnership and our loyal customers."
Q: What is the best business advice you've given and received?
Quinn: "Start small, dream big. Received, just because you're young doesn't mean that you can't have a dream."
Q: What's something unique about you?
Vang: "I'm the mother of seven children and soon to be eight grandchildren. I'm also a professional photographer. We've lived in the Prescott area for 30 years."
Quinn: "I'm the oldest of seven children, I'm an entrepreneur and love starting and running small businesses."
Q: How many hours a week do you work?
Quinn: "Right now, when do we not?"
Vang: "We eat, sleep and breathe this business right now."
Q: If you could take a week away, what would you do?
Vang: "Head to Colorado for shopping with Ashleigh."
Quinn: "Go somewhere warm with no snow."
Q: What's unique about your business?
Vang: "It's our number one priority to offer exceptional customer service. We offer clothing at 25 to 50 percent of the retail price with a great boutique shopping experience. We hand-select only the best items."