Local boutique helps customers save everyday
Bryan Knox bought the shop when he decided that he wanted have his own business. It was originally located on Main Street in Williamsville but Knox moved to his Harris Hill location almost three years ago. His current location, 8605 Main St. in Harris Hill on the border of Clarence, is much larger than his previous shop and there is more parking spaces for his customers.
When he made the move, he was able to carry more products plus it helped business.
“A lot of my customers were from the Clarence area and were glad that I moved here,” said Knox. “Also, a lot of my regular customers still come here plus I gained new customers.”
At the Card and Gift Boutique, you’ll find a daily sale that Knox decided to carry over from the previous owners of the shop. All cards in the store are only 89 cents, everyday, all day. Many of the name brand cards that may be sold at half price as a sale at other shops, can be found right at this store and for much less.
Many of Knox’s quality products are bought through closeout sales so he gets them at a low cost and continues to pass that savings on to his customers.
Over the years, Knox has made some great friends, two of which actually volunteer their time to keep up on the shop.
Beth Holler and her mother Mary Delaney have volunteered at the boutique for more than a year and love doing what they can to help out their friend.
“We’d really like to see Bryan make a huge success out of this business because he offers so many different varieties of things at such a low cost,” said Holler.
Holler added that the cards that he buys at the closeout sales could be sold at the price that’s listed on the card, but he chooses to continue his sale.
Along with cards and many name brand products such as Willow Tree and the Buffalo Collection, Knox has also begun somewhat of a consignment collection. Many local residents have approached him asking to sell their products in his store. A woman hand knits baby clothes and they are sold at the boutique along with woodcarvings and handmade jewelry crafted by Holler.
A display for the SPCA can also be found at this store, with a digital photo frame of the animals that are up for adoption. Every other week, volunteers from the SPCA come to the shop and change the photos. Along with this display, many pet items can also be found at the store as well.
Inventory at the boutique changes frequently, depending on the seasons and the holidays. There are new products coming in all the time. If a customer can’t find what they’re looking for, Knox, Holler and Delaney will do what they can to find the product for them.
The Card and Gift Boutique is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Sometimes it’s even open later. If the lights are on, it’s open. For more information on the boutique, call 634-2528.