I am a social media addict. Big surprise, right? So along with seeing what everyone is up to, I enjoy some online shopping. Instagram is FULL of little boutiques with fun and outgoing pieces I would love to have in my closet.. Except shipping ends up costing a lot, or they don’t ship to Canada at all. Plus right now, the Canadian dollar sucks!!
Example – Earlier this spring, I was on one of these American Instagram accounts and saw the Pink Pewter headbands. I love headbands. I found one I HAD to have.. OK, its only $45USD thats no biggie.. it looks handmade, and to be really great quality, I’ll add it to my shopping cart.. Oh! Oh my.. shipping for it is $30.. hmm.. YOLO (does anyone say that anymore?) Check out my Visa bill, and I spent around $90 on that sunofagun!
So with that being said, anytime there is a local boutique to shop at, with similar items to the southern shops, I am all over it! Shelby Bochon-Duffy & Shelby Masse decided they wanted to bring the southern boutiques to central Alberta. While Bochon-Duffy attended Farrier School in Montana, she couldn’t stop buying and having it shipped to her dorm room. Meanwhile back at home, Miss Masse was working for one of our local more mainstream western stores, and ended up helping out with some of the buying for the store. They both knew that locally, not many stores kept up with the current trends other than the western brand-name lines.. They took a chance wondering if there was a market for it here, and they started Belle Starr Boutique.
Their boutique carries winter & regular headbands, scarves, tank tops, long sleeve shirts with aztec elbows, patterned dresses, aztec patterned cardigans & vests, ponchos, palazzo pants, leggings, shorter skirts, and some plus size tops and palazzo pants, all at affordable prices.
The girls have future plans of making their business a full time gig, by having a storefront in Tofield Alberta, and hoping to be mobile in the next little while.
The 41st Canadian Finals Rodeo will be the Grand Opening of Belle Star Boutique, so be sure to track down booth G128!
Check them out online, or contact them at:
Instagram – Bellestarrboutique
Facebook – Belle Star Boutique
Website – www.bellestarrboutique.com