Apparel industry pros bring exclusive clothing lines, beautiful jewelry, accessories and high quality items to Suwanee
BY: Rachel Fasig
After hours spent getting ready and feeling beautiful, one of the worst fears of a woman as she walks into a holiday party, is that somebody else will be wearing the exact same thing. Shaz, owner of Ensemble Boutique, recognizes this and wants women in Suwanee to have a place where they can not only find pieces that speak to their distinct personalities but that flatter their figure without being too revealing. “I only order small quantities so that women aren’t walking around wearing the same thing… they can feel unique and special about what they’re wearing,” she explained.
Ensemble Boutique is a women’s boutique in Suwanee Town Center Park that offers exclusive clothing lines, beautiful jewelry, accessories and high quality items at an affordable price. They carry blouses, tunics, dresses, jewelry, handbags and accessories designed for every occasion – from casual to formal. And, shoppers are already looking
forward to the addition of denim, boots and jackets coming soon.
Shaz and her husband, Ray, who have years of experience in the apparel industry, spent 18 months hunting for the right clothing and accessory lines before opening Ensemble in September 2014. “We had so many opportunities to open in the past, but we waited for the lines that we wanted to carry – we had a very definitive criteria: high quality yet affordable,” she shared. They still dedicate hours to research new products and attend fashion shows or tradeshows, to ensure that everything Ensemble offers is in line with those criteria.
And, recognizing Suwanee’s intrepid spirit, a storefront in Town Center Park offered an unparalleled opportunity. “It’s a beautiful city, very lively and active… people here appreciate local business, there’s so much support from the community,” Shaz stated. “Our goal is to carry apparel and accessories for people who understand high quality, but also welcome affordability,” she continued. Ensemble is continuously introducing new styles into the store to keep the looks fresh and maintain variety.
They have inked exclusive deals with a few clothing lines that no other stores in Town Center Park carry, and that you will not find at the mall. For example, the clothing line ‘Monoreno’, most noted for its intricate lace and embroi- dered details, and ‘Elan USA’, known for its use of very high quality fabrics.
The response from the community has been overwhelming. It has been a welcoming place for both mothers and daughters to shop together because there are clothing items that appeal to all age groups. “I love watching them bond while shopping here,” Shaz said. In fact, her own daughter is extremely excited about fashion and adds her personal influence and opinions to the store.
The signature style of Ensemble is reflected in the owners’ personalities and experiences. They meddle trendy and classic pieces while adding a cultural flair, influenced by their international backgrounds – such as jewelry made with genuine pearls, real crystals and pure silk threads. “The concept of a boutique is finding items that have a story behind them,” Shaz stated. And from there, customers will create their own stories with the pieces.
Shaz has lived in many different places, including India and Africa, and has witnessed third world poverty firsthand. She is passionate about helping people in poverty, and some proceeds from the store will go towards that global cause. “We are so fortunate here. Living in a third world country, I have seen a lot, and I feel very blessed. I now want to give back,” she said.
It is no wonder that Town Center Park was the perfect match for Ensemble Boutique. With their approach to offer only the best quality lines, and operating with a business model dedicated to service, they are representative of the heart and soul of Suwanee’s small business community.
Once a month, Ensemble Boutique will host a “Festive Tuesday”. On November 11th and December 9th they are offering holiday-type refreshments and 20% off of $50 or more, with a free scarf on purchases over $100. Please follow them on Facebook for updates.
340 Town Center Avenue