• BLAZE + WANDER Wins in Global Boutique Awards

    After more than 400,000 votes were cast, BLAZE + WANDER of San Diego was recently named Children's Boutique of the Year in California by shoppers! 

    The Boutique Awards is the only global recognition event for independent boutique retail owners in the fashion industry, hosted by The Boutique Hub. The Awards recognize and celebrate the best boutiques across all 50 States in the US, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, in the categories of Storefront Boutique of the Year, Online Boutique of the Year, Children’s Boutique of the Year, Mobile Boutique of the Year, and State or Country Overall Boutique of the Year.

    The awards celebrates retail at a unique time, when many are dubbing a current retail apocalypse, however industry trends show a strong upswing in the boutique retail market.  The Boutique Hub, the global voice and Hub of the Boutique Fashion Industry, cites one of the strongest boutique markets in history with new boutiques opening daily across the globe, and established boutiques posting some of the strongest sales to date. The Shop Small movement is certainly alive and well as big box retail dwindles. 

    BLAZE + WANDER opened in July 2016 by Sarah Yasukochi. Based in San Diego California, the online and pop-up boutique features a thoughtfully curated collection of ethically made and socially conscious children's clothing, accessories and homewares. They offer locally designed and produced goods, and partner with brands from around the globe.

    “For BLAZE + WANDER to be recognized as a Favorite Children's Boutique by a global organization like The Boutique Hub is such an honor. We just celebrated our one year anniversary this Summer. From day one, we have strived to provide our customers with a platform to discover products from unique, ethically responsible makers, and artisans from around the world.

    Now, thanks to our happy shoppers, we’ve been voted to the top as Children's Boutique of The Year! What a great way to validate all our hard work to encourage, inspire and outfit cool and carefree kids for their next adventure. To me, this award means that the business is moving in the right direction. That's really exciting because we’re just getting started!" said BLAZE + WANDER owner, Sarah Yasukochi. 

    For a full list of winners, visit www.theboutiqueawards.com

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