Pinup Girl Boutique

It was our last day in Southern California and we were heading into Burbank to meet up with some friends and have lunch. It was very hot. Not hot enough to melt your shoes to the ground but close. Sheri and I were moving at a brisk pace to get over to the bakery. We had been promised potato balls and did not want to be late.

It was then we were stopped cold in our tracks. Getting stopped cold when you’re trying not to melt is a particularly mean feat. Our eyes had been drawn to a clothes store. In the window was a mannequin with a stunning retro dress on. The smile on Sheri’s face told me we would be coming back to the Pinup Boutique as soon as we could funnel some food down our mouths.

You see Sheri has recently fallen in love with this style of clothing. After years of hating how almost every dress looked on her she started buying dresses that transported her to a time when curves were all the rage and polka-dots on a dress was high fashion. Staring through the window of the Pinup Boutique I could tell Sheri was wondering if she had just fallen through a hole and found herself in Wonderland.

Luckily, our friends were both excited about looking at dresses (this is an understatement by the way. One of our friends had already discovered the store before lunch and put many dresses aside to try on later). Sheri walked through the store like a kid in a candy shop. Unsurprisingly, she found many things she wanted to try on.

The dresses were beautiful and the store was large and well stocked. This isn’t what stood out to me though. What stood out were the people who worked there. They were ridiculously fantastic. You could tell they genuinely loved their job and the store they worked in. They provided helpful hints. They made suggestions on dresses that worked. They were honest when the dress didn’t work. They never seemed pushy and they pampered their customers. It was without a doubt the best customer service I have seen in a store, ever. It really isn’t close.

When we left the boutique Sheri was on cloud nine. She was excited about what she purchased but it was more than that. She was excited about the experience. She loved hanging out with friends and feeling special. Pinup Boutique did that for her. As for me, I was given a lot of credit by the ladies for shopping with them and giving my opinion. I know men are not suppose to like clothes shopping. I think this is silly. Who wouldn’t want to watch women model clothes for them? I had a blast. Sheri was happy. My friends were happy. This made me happy.

If you live in Burbank (or near) you are doing yourselves a disservice not checking out this fine establishment. If you don’t live near, have no fear, they have a web site. I repeat, best customer service ever and dresses that will rock your world. Thanks Pinup Boutique you helped make our day special.

About csdaley

C.S. Daley was born in California but has spent most of his life in his imagination. His first short story written in third grade, the now classic "Close Encounters of the Turd Kind," was sold to his next door neighbor for a quarter. The neighbor promptly demanded a refund. An unhealthy obsession with the writings of Neil Gaiman, Christopher Moore, and Terry Pratchett have left his mind warped and broken. He spends most of his evening swilling down coffee while tapping at a keyboard under the watchful eyes of his kittens. They are there to make sure he doesn't snap. He likes to write fantasy for adults and teens.

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