My name is Diandra Lammens and I own a clothing boutique called Matty & Lou. I have a store front in Chicago as well as an online store.
I began my business in July 2018 while working full time at an advertising agency. I quit my job on a whim, with no savings and no plan (while I know this wasn't smart- I've never looked back!). I wanted to follow my passion and my dream of owning a boutique while becoming my own boss.
It's been exhilarating yet sometimes scary. COVID-19 has certainly been a bump in the road, not just for my business but every business worldwide. Forcing to close my doors has been a struggle as sales have decreased. But more importantly, I am missing the people that walk into my shop on recurring basis, either daily, weekly, monthly, etc. I have built my business on relationships and it's definitely something I treasure. Learning about my customer's families, jobs, upcoming vacations while helping them feel confident in my unique pieces. I work a lot with sustainable brands and everything in my shop is under $80.