Oh boy did our "Confessions of a Boutique Owner" story in the September issue stir up conversation. It seems lots of you could relate to the unexpected aspects of your chosen careers.
One reader Twittered, "Finally, a story I can relate to," while another tweeted about her experiences with shady returns and all types of creatures peeing in the store. Now everywhere I go, people want to spill their stories to me about their retail stores, their designers, their reps, you name it.
Keep it coming.. .
One of the interesting things about this industry is the relationships behind the companies. Whether it's parent and child, siblings, best friends or husbands and wives, lots of businesses on both the retail and manufacturing side are run by people who have long histories together.
While an arrangement like this might be scary for some, in most cases it seems to work. One thing I've noticed lately is there's typically a good cop and a bad copy.
Recently I polled a few exec teams I know to find out which role they play. It's funny to find out how they see themselves..