Becoming a boutique owner was her dream as a young girl and in August 2011 that dream came true. We got a chance to chat with Christy Luckett, the owner of Bishie Chrissi Boutique about how she got started and what it’s like being her own boss.
JS: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself, like where you went to school and what part of Mississippi you’re from?
BC: My name is Christy Luckett, I’m 33-years-old and I grew up in Canton. I attended Belhaven University (formerly Belhaven College).
JS: What inspired you to open your own boutique and how long have you been in business?
BC: I opened my store up in August 2011 in my hometown of Canton, Mississippi. I’ve always loved fashion and owning my own store was a childhood dream of mine.
JS: Well, that dream has definitely come true! As a lover of fashion, how would you describe your personal style?
BC: I love vintage fashion. My personal style tends to be very trendy and classy.
JS: I’ve always wondered how you came up with your boutique name, how did that happen?
BC: [laughing] It was my Twitter name, there’s no special meaning.
JS: Many young women dream of owning their own boutique and becoming their own boss. Can you tell us a little about your typical day?
BC: I’m also currently employed as a personal/housing assistant for a family. I’ve worked for them over a year. I refuse to leave them because their home is almost like mine. I’m also a single mom to a 10-year-old boy. My day starts around 6 a.m. and normally ends around 11 p.m. I prepare my son for school, I work, run errands, manage my boutique and home and a million more things! I really don’t have much of a personal life.
JS: So, whats the most rewarding thing about being your own boss?
BC: I love that I can create my own rules and schedule. It is also very rewarding to be able to hire people that need employment.
To shop with Bishie Chrissi, visit them online at www.bishiechrissi.com. You can also follow them online on Twitter and Instagram @BishieChrissi and on Facebook as Bishie Chrissi Btq.
We’re also glad to announce that Bishie Chrissi Boutique is an official sponsor of JessicaSimien.com! Jessica will rock some of Bishie Chrissi’s hottest items during interviews, events and other appearances.