[Spotlight] Boutique 1860
By: Heather Dukes
What is the newest trend? Online shopping! It’s quick, easy and if you have a device that can connect to the internet, you can shop from the comfort of anywhere.
I interviewed High Point resident Rebekah Haynes via text, who owns Boutique 1860, an online boutique that she runs on Facebook and Instagram.
She also does pop-up shops from time to time around the Triad. Haynes named the shop Boutique 1860 because her favorite president, Abraham Lincoln, was elected in 1860.
“I wanted the name to have a significant meaning to me,” she wrote.
The main reason for her to open this online shop was that she believes it is convenient for shoppers and she can reach a bigger audience online.
“I personally love to shop this way,” Haynes sent in a text message. “So I feel that others would too! And thought this would be a great way to start my new business.”
She sales petite to plus sized clothing and her mission is to change how society places beauty in certain sizes of women. Haynes wants all women, no matter what size or shape, to feel beautiful.
She wrote that her “target audience is girls from 15 to women who are 40 years old.” Haynes stated that she hopes to in the future have a storefront along with her online shop.
“It has always been a dream of mine to have a store that I created from the ground up.”
Haynes said with a lot of hard work and dedication to her business and customers; she hopes to have a shop for them to come in one day.
Until Haynes can open her store, you can find her on Facebook by searching @theboutique1860, or on Instagram using the handle @boutique1860.
She also plans on creating a website to showcase her merchandise. She said it would be posted on her social media pages when it is created.