How Chic It Is
Whether you’re selling or shopping, Consigning Chic Boutique is a favorite shop in Calabash.
When Consigning Chic Boutique came available for sale in 2016, Alisa and Linley Dew jumped at the chance to purchase the established, 2,500-square-foot business. Specializing in women’s clothing and jewelry, Consigning Chic Boutique also offers furniture, home decor and a variety of household items.
The Consignment Store is unlike a thrift store in that dropped off items are not accepted. Appointments are required for people to bring in their treasures in good to excellent condition. Consignors receive a percentage of items sold, with the other percentage going to Consigning Chic Boutique. This is not the same as having vendors who occupy a space and pay rent to a tenant.
The business model draws both locals and visitors.
“While about 60 percent of my customers are local, many vacationers return each year for fellowship and shopping,” Alisa says. “Customers regularly shop for gifts, personal products, housewares and clothing for special occasions.”
Alisa says the most popular items for sale at Consigning Chic Boutique are the name-brand purses such as Coach, Brahmin and Dooney & Bourke, just to name a few. They also carry many name-brand clothing items to include, in part, WHBM, Chico’s, Gap, Free People and Talbots.
Born and raised in Horry County, Alisa graduated from North Myrtle Beach High School in 1981. As a military wife for 18 years, living in places such as Florida, Alaska and New Mexico, to name a few, she returned to this area in 2009. She and Linley, co-owner of Dew’s of North Myrtle Beach, married in 2011 and have a blended family with four children and five grandchildren. Alisa earned her bachelor’s in social work from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida, before relocating to North Carolina and Brunswick County.
Alisa notes that being a successful small business owner requires a combination of people skills and business skills. Since purchasing Consigning Chic Boutique in 2016, she has made many friends and learned much about the business world. She states that her social work skills come in handy.
Residents of Sunset Beach since 2017, the Dews enjoy spending their free time with two of their children and three of their grandchildren who also call Brunswick County home.
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Consigning Chic Boutique
Calabash Plaza, 10140 Beach Drive SW, Suite 1, Calabash
Hours are Tuesday from 10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday to Friday from 11 am to 4 pm and
Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.