Stockist Interview: Dandelion Boutique in Louisville, KY
We’re back again with an interview from another stockist, Dandelion in Louisville, KY. This blog series is where we find out a little more about the shops, boutiques and barbershops that carry A.J. Murray’s products. We want to spread the word about these stores so you can stop in whenever you’re in their town and support these shops that support A.J. Murray’s month after month.
Dandelion is very popular, local stockist and is where a lot of ladies stock up on our their favorite scented grooming products for the guys in their life.
Share with us a bit about your store. Dandelion was opened in 2007 by Andie Frisbee; I purchased the business from her in June of 2016. We are located in the upscale Vogue Center in heart of St Matthews, which is a great location featuring a variety of locally owned businesses. We’re known for our unique jewelry, gifts, and home accents.
What made you decide to take the leap and open up a brick and mortar store? I’ve always wanted to run my own business, and I love beautiful things! When I made the decision to “just do it”, I discovered Dandelion and fell in love with it! It’s a lot of hard work, but well worth it!
Where do you look for inspiration / new products? At markets, online, mail catalogs, customer suggestions/requests, staff finds…basically anywhere and everywhere! One of the many parts of my job that I love is being able to offer new and exciting products to our customers.
What’s something that our readers might be surprised to learn about you/your shop? While I’ve worked several retail positions over the years, my background is primarily in accounting. It’s what my degree is in, and I’m a certified public accountant.
What’s a typical day look like for you? There is no such thing!
What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not in the shop? Spending time with my daughter! She plays both school and club soccer right now (yes, I’m a soccer mom!), so a lot of my time is spent taking her to practice and games this time of year. I also love to sing, especially musical theater, although I can’t say that I have much time for it these days!
How would you describe your typical customer that purchases A.J. Murray’s products? We have a lot of women purchasing it as gifts for their significant other.
What did you like about A.J. Murray’s that made you want to stock us? The great fragrances, the unique packaging, and, of course, the fact that it’s made right here in Louisville!
What’s your customers’ favorite A.J. Murray’s product? The Kentucky Bourbon lotion, aftershave, and shaving soap are quite popular.
If there was one item or scent you’d like A.J. Murray’s to release, what would it be? I’m not sure what it would be, but Chaplin would be a great name for one of your scents!
Thanks, Jennifer for taking the time to tell us more about Dandelion. Be sure to stop in or send your lady armed with gift ideas just in time for Father’s Day!