Friday, November 23, 2007

Working Girl Interview: Meet the Owners of Pink Laundry Boutique


Pink Laundry isn't just for ladies in the OC.
I found this place after a late brunch & fell in love with it! I had to find out more. I sent a few emails, & got in touch with the ladies who set up shop for a quick interview. This hip boutique has got style fit for every stylish lifestyle. So, here's the lowdown from Bethany on what's hot, what to gift,
& what to love!

The Pink Ladies @ Pink Laundry
Sue & Bethany
{left to right}


The Interview

1. Tell us a little bit about how Pink Laundry came into existence. What is it like owning your own business & can you give any words of advice to women who want to launch?


I started Pink Laundry with my mother-in-law Sue about three years ago. I previously had a small clothing line and I

took a few years off to have my first child. I was longing to get back in the business and wanted to try the retail side of the industry. I knew that finding a good location was key so when an opening came available in our local center we jumped on it. Owning Pink Laundry has been a great experience for us. It's definitely a lot of hard work but it's very rewarding to see your vision come to fruition. My advice for others would be to really study and learn the business before jumping in. I've seen lots of boutiques come and go because the owner had great style but had no idea how to run a business. Apprenticeships are a great way to learn in a hands on atmosphere. 

2. Pink Laundry is a fabulous name for a shop. How did you decide on it?

Sue came up with the name and I thought it was perfect since Pink Laundry is usually what happens if I wash the clothes.   

3. What are 3 essential wardrobe items that any shopper can find at Pink Laundry?

This season 3 key pieces would be: a great fitting trouser, a cozy cashmere sweater, and anything detailed in sequins or patent leather. {Pink Laundry also has a fabulous jean bar! I mean you can get lost in all the wonderful styles that they've got! Cheers to that!}



4. What celebrities, socialites, designers, and etc inspire you?


I really love anyone who has there own sense of style and doesn't necessarily go with the trends. I think Sienna Miller is always cutting edge but not overly trendy.

I also love designer Diane Von Furstenberg because she always has classic pieces with a modern twist.
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5. What do you suggest that Santa delivers to Mrs. Claus this holiday season?

Santa needs to deliver an Allison Burns patent leather handbag. Her handbags always look hot and are easy to carry.


{Haven't heard of Allison? She's another bright modern girl who is a successful makeup artist to the stars, Allison Burns, has created
the latest it handbag line. Any celebrity who's anybody wants one of
these unique bags. Stars such as Cameron Diaz, Eva Longoria, Cate
Blanchett, Julianne Moore and more have been seen carrying around an
Allison Burns handbag.}

BONUS QUESTION!!! What are some of your favorite Pink Laundry holiday gift items? hard to decide.... there are so many great things in the store! We have lots of beautiful jewelry pieces that are fun to wear and make a great gift for any girl. Brokedown hats are another great idea; they fit amazing and who doesn't love a good hat?!

For all those holiday parties you can always find a great sexy dress that suits the occasion at Pink Laundry!


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