Studio Tour: “Blush Shop”

Blush may just be any girl’s wonderland/dream closet and favorite color too! This adorable pale pink painted shop in Ontario, Canada (don’t worry they have a website!!), is adorned with hotel carts, old fashioned telephones, chandeliers, and only the most fashionable finds! Whether we’re stalking them on instagram or stealing their styling tips, Blush Shop adds a little pretty to our day! Owner, Michelle Lee, tells us more about this super cute retail spot and how it inspired her!

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What is Blush Shop and how did it come about?

After years of commuting and working as a Visual Director for a retail company.. I decided to start my own business. I opened Blush in 2004. A few years later we developed our website, blushshop.

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We’ve been following you on Instagram for a while now and always love all of the items you’re posting!  How do you keep your social media interesting?

Instagram is amazing & little addictive for me! I find it’s such a fun way to share photos of our displays and merchandise. I try to keep our social media interesting by engaging with our followers and styling up fashion and lifestyle in keeping with our Blush brand.

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What kind of brands do you carry at Blush Shop?  Is there a way to order online?

The boutique is filled with feminine pieces blended with chic basics & denim. A few of the brands we carry are Velvet, Des Petits Hauts, 10feet and Fidelity denim. We have a handpicked assortment of accessories and tops on our online shop

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We couldn’t be more obsessed with how you styled the shop!  What inspired the interior design of Blush Shop and what are your favorite parts?

When designing the shop space, I knew I wanted to keep the walls the palest blush pink. I just love how the clothes pop against a light backdrop. One of my favourite parts of the boutique are the hotel carts…I think it’s such an elegant way to merchandise our pieces!

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I would die to work with: There are so many people I’d love to work with…designlovefest, Tiffany Pratt, Shop Bando girls… Fun, creative girls who like sparkle!

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What is it like to own your own retail business?  How do you stay motivated?

Owning a retail business is definitely not quite as glamourous as some might think.  Lots of hard work, and challenges…but it all balances out with the rewards. Plus I am fortunate I get to work with amazing people. Another perk is definitely getting first dibs on the good shoes!

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Best business advice you’ve ever received: Don’t take anything personally, Trust yourself, Go with your gut feelings

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Tell us about your new adventure, BOW!

BOW (blush on wheels) was launched a few years ago. It’s a renovated 1984 RV…painted pink! We think it’s a unique way to take the “Blush Experience” to our customers.

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What was your design inspiration for BOW?

The design idea for BOW was to recreate the store’s interior.
Keeping with the feminine palette of soft pink, white and gold…equipped with a change room and a chandelier.

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Favorite designer: Isabel Marant

If I could live anywhere it would be: Paris

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Celebrity I wish I could swap closets with: Sarah Jessica Parker

16 responses to “Studio Tour: “Blush Shop”

  1. I love the pastel theme she has going on in the boutique! So feminine

  2. I love this article! I was lucky enough to work beside this talented woman for 2 years and she taught me some serious business and life lessons! A true mentor.

  3. Michele is one of the loveliest women I know!!! And I love the fact I can spot something on her IG feed and she’ll ship it to me here in the Northeast, USA!!!

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