STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — At any time since Sara Abouhegab, 25, can don’t forget, she has experienced a “passion for fashion” and dreamed of owning a apparel boutique.
“I keep in mind shopping for clothing in various shops considering that I was a very little woman it was my favored issue to do as a boy or girl. I’ve been blessed with the prospect to dwell out my dream just minutes absent from wherever I have lived for most of my existence,” she stated.
Abouhegab opened IWARELOVE in her dwelling group of Dongan Hills in February. She explained she handpicks all her things in order to supply her loyal clientele a special choice of fashionable, stylish apparel.
“I like promoting ‘statement items,’ but I also know the great importance of a wonderful primary piece of garments. … I consider not to inventory additional than 10 of any a single product,” stated Abouhegab. “I like to sell goods that will do the job with many outfits, giving buyers independence to incorporate their very own style with each individual piece.”
It is ALL IN THE Name
Abouhegab recalled how she also arrived up with a title for the boutique that she feels is significant.
“I consider each piece in your closet you need to enjoy. [Everything should be] something that can make you truly feel self-confident and gorgeous. That is how I arrived up with the name IWARELOVE,” she explained.
Her merchandise for gals of all ages is sourced from distinct vendors situated all over the nation, but generally in California.
“I make purchases on the net and by trade shows, then sort via the garments, producing guaranteed every piece is best top quality,” said Abouhegab.
“I want everyone to be ready to arrive in and locate some thing. I look for for clothes that younger women of all ages would like, as well as shirts moms would like to use. I attempt to be flexible when I’m deciding what I want,” she additional.
While style was her 1st adore, Abouhegab’s said her desire to individual a business was fueled by watching her entrepreneurial father run Long term Limo because 2008.
“Someone who has been a huge affect on me whilst living out my desire of becoming a company owner is my father. He owns his possess organization, and I have seen how tough he had to get the job done to get to the place he is,” she mentioned. “This determined me to want to do much more and be additional.”
Nevertheless, she said she knew that working her possess business enterprise wouldn’t be an effortless endeavor. So she received experience controlling Foxy Lady, a retail keep in the Staten Island Mall, New Springville, for six years whilst also attending the University of Staten Island. She has also worked domestically for Le El New York
Abouhegab to start with released her organization on line and as a result of Instagram to see if she could develop a clientele.
“Shortly right after that, I felt the most bravery I’ve experienced in a extensive time and opened my boutique. Some thing about the locale just felt suitable,” she claimed of the Richmond Street retail store.
“I want every person to adore what they use, especially if they are searching in my boutique. I observe when I have a great outfit on I sense so a lot much more self-confident and like myself, which is why I love what I do. I enjoy producing folks sense self-confident, even if it is just by their outfit,” Abouhegab included.
IWARELOVE AT A Look
Tackle: 3173 Richmond Rd.
Web site: iwarelove.com
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