We’re all getting excited at Atlanta Apparel for our inaugural VOW | New World of Bridal Market and the eminent panel of experts we’ve assembled for the Retail Experts Panel “What Success Looks Like Now – Behind the Scenes of Bridal Retailing.” Included in our lineup of experts is Ann Marie Griffin of Ann Marie’s, located in the small community of Homestead, Florida.
Ann Marie got the bug for retail early in life when she took a part-time job at a ladies clothing boutique while in high school. When the boutique owner wanted to sell the store Ann Marie leapt at the opportunity and quickly expanded the store’s selection to include everything from ready-to-wear and formalwear to accessories, control garments and lingerie. The broader selection now offered allowed her to dress her clientele from head to toe. Ann Marie plans to expand her selection once again, providing gowns for Mothers, flower girls and bridesmaids.
Homestead is a small community, but Ann Marie’s business is a destination with ninety percent of her clientele living outside of the town. She believes people are willing to go out of their way to visit her store because of her dedication to providing an array of product lines and personalized customer service. She even keeps a gown registry for prom to ensure that the same dress isn’t sold to more than one girl per school.
To learn more about Ann Marie and all of our panelists visit. www.AmericasMart.com.