Women Owned & Women Empowered
Chic the Boutique is 100% women owned. Founded by Lauren Lamping, Chic the Boutique is a curated fashion brand operated by women, for women. We support other amazing #BossBabes by carrying many women owned brands and partnering with female makers, owners, and professionals.
We also have a robust donation program where we donate clothing items to groups who support women in building a professional wardrobe (maybe it’s for a job interview, or her new career, or even a family or church event). We believe EVERY woman should have access to a fashion-forward, trendy wardrobe and we are PROUD to support that mission for many women.
Sustainable Business Practices
Our “Condensed Shipping Initiative” cuts down on wasteful shipments, deliveries, and packaging materials. Industry standard is for a vendor to send a new shipment as soon as it’s available for ship. This means that Chic was receiving many boxes every week from the same vendors. Chic now holds all vendors shipments until they can totally condense a full order into one shipment. This saves hundreds of boxes every quarter and likely thousands of boxes per year!
It cuts down on delivery truck fuel, air travel, plastic wrap, packing slips, boxes, bags, and more.
Other than this initiative, we are committed to sustainability by going as digital as possible! We have eliminated thousands of printed invoices, receipts, vendor forms, etc. by moving to digital.
We #ShopLocal AND #ShopSmall
Yes, we put our money where our mouth is. As a small business, we always want to be supported by the #ShopLocal movement. But we also practice what we preach and support several local businesses in the process. From hosting pop-ups at local businesses, to paying local businesses to provide services like bartending (with locally made liquors), to hiring local companies to support our company through accounting, marketing, banking, service work, real estate, packaging, etc. We always think local and small business first.
We give back
We support well over a dozen non-profits by donating 15%+ of total sales at every fundraising event hosted with Chic. Some non-profits supported by Chic the Boutique: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Make a Wish Foundation, Community Harvest Food Bank, Local Schools, and more!
We are open to supporting your non-profit and are always
willing to give back to those who need support. Feel free to reach out!
Fair Pricing. Fair Pay.
“NEVER MINIMUM WAGE” We believe in being as fair as possible when it comes to our employees AND our customers. The fashion industry is notorious for price gouging or unethical pricing: buying cheap, overseas products, that have poor quality but look great in photos. These products are then sold for the same price as high-end products and the company takes home huge profits.
We are committed to fair pricing. In fact, we GUARANTEE FAIR PRICING!
Here is our price guarantee: If you find the same product anywhere else, show us the price. We will match it AND give you 10% store credit for the inconvenience.
These are some of our products/brands that adhere to ethical standards. Whether they are women-owned, focused on sustainability, made in the USA, have a great cause associated with their brand, etc. You can trust that these brands are doing things "the right" way and be proud to wear their items!