Fashionistas must not miss out on a shopping spree at Klassy Kloset Boutique. Offering covetable clothing and on-trend accessories for women of all ages, the Phoenix-based online boutique is the brainchild of mother-daughter powerhouses Tequila Swan, Janet Swan, and Tara Swan. The Swan family team is constantly on the hunt for one-of-a-kind pieces that hit all marks on versatility, quality, and affordability, all while working at full-time jobs in the banking industry.
We caught up with the Swan ladies to learn more about Klassy Kloset Boutique (@klassyklosetboutique), the dynamics of running a family business, how they are working to inspire women of color, and what exciting things they have planned next.
Please introduce yourselves and Klassy Kloset Boutique
Our names are Tequilla (mom), Janet (daughter, 30), and Tara (daughter, 28). Klassy Kloset Boutique is a mother-daughter online boutique offering a wide variety of clothing for the confident woman juggling a career, or a family, and a social life.
Tell us about family dynamics when it comes to running a business together
Being in business with our family has been amazing, we have the safety of being honest and knowing that we still love each other. We also feel that it is important to give defined roles based off of gifts and talents. So we stay in our lane but give feedback when necessary for the good of the business. Because we are family, we know each other’s style of communication and do things accordingly.
What type of individual embodies the Klassy Kloset Boutique style?
The type of woman who embodies the KKB style is the everyday woman juggling multiple hats (Cue Whitney Houston “I’m every woman”).
How do you go about curating pieces?
Tequilla (mom) does the buying for the boutique. We have to have pieces that we would 100% wear ourselves. We try to stay on trend with the latest in fashion to keep our girls looking in the know. We are also in the process of creating some pieces that will be original designs for our boutique. We are excited to start dipping our feet into that arena, so stay tuned and more to come on that!
What’s on trend this season and what should fashionistas look out for next?
We are finding that neutral knits are a favorite for the season and you can pair them with edgy pieces, like our “Rich Auntie Set” that you can couple with Doc Martens or heels, whatever your mood. Our “Knitted and Fitted” dress you would pair with a biker jacket and black ankle boots to keep them guessing.
How is the team inspiring women of color to jumpstart their own careers in the fashion industry?
Inspiring women of color is very important to us in this fashion world because we believe that representation is important. We started without any prior experience except for our love for clothing and being pros ordering online. We thought we could turn that love into a shared love with our KKB Klients and with ups and downs, trials and errors, we are going for our dreams. We believe that as women of color the fashion world is more open than ever for your input, your style ,culture and opinions (more than ever)! You’ve got to go for it and believe that what you have to offer matters.
Where can we shop?
Our website is KlassyKlosetBoutique.com. We ship all over the U.S. and we also offer local pickups as well for our local fashionistas.
What are your future goals for Klassy Kloset Boutique?
Our future goals are to be the number one shop that women go to in their search engine all across the nation. We want our girls to stay tuned for curated pieces exclusively designed by us coming in 2022.
Feel free to add anything else!
Our hope is to be uplifting to every woman that we come into contact with. Being a woman can be a really complex but amazing thing. If we can be kind and encouraging about how women look and feel in our pieces then our job is done.
Photos courtesy Klassy Kloset Boutique