“Slowly but surely, we are bringing back all the brands you love from great workout wear, FI logo wear, Saucony sneakers, and famous brands like Spiritual Gangster, Sadie and Sage, Hidden, Fate, and Hashtag, to name a few.”
- Janet Lang
Shop Locally: The Boutique @ Fitness Incentive is Making a Comeback!
As pandemic restrictions are being lifted and the infection rates continue to decline, many people are eager to return to their favorite stores after more than a year of migrating to online shopping. People everywhere are going back to one of their favorite pastimes: store shopping! At Secretly Chic, the boutique at Fitness Incentive, we couldn’t make it more convenient for you. We provide quality products at great prices with personalized customer service.
Shopping at Secretly Chic can be a fun social event that can bring people closer together, which we all need right now! Slowly but surely, we are bringing back all the brands you love from great workout wear, FI logo wear, Saucony sneakers, and famous brands like Spiritual Gangster, Sadie and Sage, Hidden, Fate, and Hashtag, to name a few. Keep your eye on the boutique for all the stylish contemporary fashions that will be arriving weekly.
What Happens When You Shop Local
You support your local community – By shopping locally, you are directly contributing to your local community. Your money is going straight into your village, helping it to thrive. Otherwise, you will most probably be supporting a giant chain or conglomerate, meaning your local businesses will suffer.
Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains.
You nurture community – Local business owners know you, and you know them. You will generally find you’ll experience much better customer service in smaller, local businesses. Particularly when dealing directly with store owners or their families, you’ll notice that customer service is everything to them – this is what will keep their customers coming back for more. A chain or online retailer cannot match this personal touch.
You help the environment – Buying from a locally owned business conserves energy and resources, using less fuel for transportation and less packaging.
You conserve your tax dollars – Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money available to beautify your community. Also, spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong— in your community!
You create more choice – Locally owned businesses pick the items and products they sell based on what they know you like and want. Local businesses carry a wider array of unique products because they buy for their own individual markets.
You take advantage of their expertise – You are their friends and neighbors, and locally owned businesses have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. They’re passionate about what they do.
You made your community a destination – The more interesting and unique your community, the more you will attract new neighbors, visitors, and guests. This benefits everyone!
You create local jobs – By supporting local businesses, you are in turn helping your local economy by creating more jobs. Even small businesses need enough hands to help them sell their products and services, which is why the more we support them, the more jobs they will create, and the better off our local communities will be.
What are you waiting for! Head down to Secretly Chic and start shopping!
About the Author
Janet Lang is a certified Spin and Group-Ex Instructor. She also manages Secretly Chic, the Boutique at Fitness Incentive.