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Posted by Rebecca on 8/19/2015 to News
We’ve been blessed with over a dozen years serving Houston and beyond, with the boutique being a part of Nurtured Family for seven years. However, we have seen a shift over the past several years in the retail market. Due to the costs involved in rent, staffing a store, and other expenses, it’s just not sustainable to keep the boutique up and running. We will be shifting back to our original model of serving you as an online boutique.
We are sad for a number of reasons. It is awfully painful to express to our wonderful employees that it is time for them to find employment elsewhere. It’s a real loss to not see customers face to face, and share meaningful conversations with them. It’s a disappointment to know that products will not be available for customers to feel and see before making a purchase.
On the other hand, we are also excited. We have been praying about this decision for some time, and feel that we have received a great deal of confirmation regarding this step. We are at peace with the journey ahead and we look forward to seeing what is around the bend.
On Saturday, August 29, we will be officially saying ‘goodbye’ to the local boutique, though it will remain open until the following Friday. Mark and I will be hanging out all day that Saturday, and we would love to see you. As for the future of workshops and trunk shows, we plan to continue those in a new way. For example, our next cloth diapering workshop is scheduled at La Madeleine on Saturday, September 12. Details will follow in a future e-newsletter.
We have so appreciated your support over these many years. Just about every day, we receive a kind word from a customer regarding their experience with Nurtured Family, and that has blessed our family immensely. Though we won’t have a physical boutique in Houston, please don’t think of us as gone! We will still be your family owned, local baby & maternity shop, just simplified. Stay tuned to our local e-newsletters and Facebook page for more information about how Nurtured Family will continue to make it worth your while to shop with us!