Mikala Wilson has always loved to shop and loves to find a great deal or discount even more. A few years ago, Mikala began re-selling items she and her family no long wore. When this was successful, she helped several of her friends go through their closets and sell items that they did not want anymore. Since Mikala was already re-selling items consistently, she decided to open her own boutique in April 2017. Poshly Picked Boutique officially opened in Waverly, Iowa in September 2017.
Mikala decided to meet with Amy Dutton of the University of Northern Iowa SBDC when she was considering her next steps in the business process after setting up her LLC. Mikala said, “Amy was of great help and gave me several suggestions and different avenues that I could take.” Amy was able to help Mikala look over different scenarios and options, along with assisting with Mikala’s overall business plan. Poshly Picked Boutique also got assistance from the building owners in downtown Waverly that helped make their store front dream a reality.
Mikala receives help from her husband and three children, who all believe in her and Poshly Picked Boutique’s success. Her family lives in Waverly, and thoroughly enjoys getting to know all the customers that come into the store and shop. She believes the more rewarding part of owning Poshly Picked Boutique is her ability to help others by allowing other local artists, crafters, and designers have a place to showcase their work. She also loves being able to build relationships with her customers and community members.
“Our concept is unique as we buyout clothing items directly from our clients allowing cash on the spot, Boutique Bucks or an opportunity to a host a Ladies Night Out with your closest friends in our Boutique with little to no hassle but showing up and receiving hostess credit.” Mikala also has punch cards available for returning customers. Poshly Picked Boutique plans to grow her business by eventually being open full time and adding a couple part-time employees.
For more information of Poshly Picked Boutique and Mikala Wilson, please visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/poshlypickedboutique/.