You probably already know but I am a French man living in Portland and absolutely loving it. As I have gone through my journey I have started and opened up a French boutique organic market.
Something that I love to talk about are my adventures in starting and running this business and how me being French is a total advantage. Being French in America is awesome. The ladies love the accent and we French people in America tend to stick together. Plus being French and having impeccable good taste in everything makes me an unstoppable force here in Portland.
When I was starting my store I wanted everything to be the best. When I mean everything I mean everything from the best food to having the best door knobs on the doors. I wanted to show the public that when they shop at my store they are going to be getting the best with no questions ask.
So after the store was up and running and I got all my sources figures out for the food and wine I needed to start looking at the fine details. And when I mean the fine details that is when I started to get real picky about the looks of the place.
I figured I could go the crusty organic look or the chic organic fashion look. Needles to say I went for the chic look. I figured being in Portland everyone was going for the crusty organic look and I have some self respect so their was no way I was going to do that.
The first item I sought out was hangers. To you that might sound like a weird time to go all out on but the hanger is the first item people really notice. Since I actually do have an area for people to hang up their rain coast while shopping. So I went on an all out search for the perfect hangers. I did not want the plastic or the plain wire ones. Eventual I found some online. They are copper hangers. And let me tell you they are amazing and look extremely stylish. You would be surprised at how many compliments I get for my hangers and don’t kid yourself people always do notice the hangers you are using. They can essentially be the first time to judge you on.
The next item I really wanted to impress with was the door knobs. Believe it or not but everyone notices your door knobs and you have door knobs all over the place whether you know it or not. I counted 15 door knobs in my place. So again I did an extensive search for door knobs and found the perfect ones. Believe it or not after all the searching I did I ended up at Home Depot for door knobs. I know that is kind of lame but that is where I ended up. And again you would be amazed at how many compliments I get for my door knobs.
I have to admit that my styles and are pretty amazing. I am very detail oriented and I thing that is a huge advantage for me over my competition. People want to come to a place and they want to feel like they are shopping at the best place. When they feel they are at the best place then they are willing to spend more money and that is what I want. I am not your run of the mill crusty organic market. I am an upscale organic market and the people of Portland love that and they love that I am French.
They get the best meat, produce, groceries and wine. My shop is the best and everything about it is the best down to the hardware and toilet paper used. No one is ever disappointed when they come.