We all know there are a surplus of cutesy, small and upscale boutiques in Saratoga. But there’s a new one in town, and I stopped by on my snow day…that is, Wednesday.
I gave Emily Davis at Yellow Boutique a call to see if she was even in the shop, and lo and behold, she was.
I had heard about her because she has a listing here on saratoga.com, and I….uhm…I’m a girl. I like to shop. Sue me. Any excuse to see a new place in town. And I’m glad I stopped in!
Emily was indeed there with her adorable dog, Izzy. For a second, I wasn’t quite sure how to actually get into the store — it’s downstairs, and the upper windows of the shop are at street level. So for a moment I was confused…but, success, and I was in Yellow Boutique.
Small and cozy, with snickers in a jar to munch and free coffee on the table — which I would have jumped on, if I drank coffee. But it felt like home, and I sat down and had a chat with Emily Davis, owner of a new business in Saratoga Springs, Yellow Boutique.
We talked for a while, and had quite a few laughs.
I asked her, what was the hardest thing about owning the shop? And she said, frankly, it’s stopping herself from impulse buying…in bulk!
It’s good to know that the shopkeeper still loves to shop.
The most annoying thing? Steaming the wrinkles out of clothes! (Which I can attest, is tedious and hot)
The main drive of this shop and of Emily is to have unique, affordable shopping in Saratoga Springs– not just a shop for the summer tourists.
And I have to say, I did not walk out of the shop empty handed. I got an adorable hat (which I am wearing to work today) [$18] and a necklace made by a local artist [$14]..which I wore yesterday.
For another side to the interview I had with Emily, here’s the full-length shopping article.