Ok, it's more like About Me - my name is Alix, and I'm the founder of The Bow Shoppe, Canada's home for hair bows!
I'm the mom of three kids (in four years) and when my baby girl was born, her hair wouldn't stop growing. So by 6 months of age, I was searching for hair clips and hair bows to pull her hair out of her eyes. I could find plenty with funky patterns and personality, but that wasn't what I wanted. I wanted plain jane hair bows, in solid colours, that I could match with multiple outfits. I wanted hair bows on sturdy alligator clips that would stay in her hair. I wanted a few sizes and lots of colours and I didn't want to pay an arm and a leg. After a year of searching, I realized I was dreaming, that there wasn't a store in Canada that could supply me with the bows I really, really wanted! So I threw my hands up to the entrepreneurial gods, and told my husband that we were starting a hair bow business.
My inspiration for the hair bow collections we carry are first and fore most versatility - I want you to be able to pair your hair bows with more than one outfit and that's why we predominantly carry hair bows in solid colours. Second priority is to make our hair bows accessible in terms of price, so if you loose one, you don't accidentally swear under your breath in front of your kids. Solid colours, good prices - that's what we're aiming for here!
Because one of our goals at The Bow Shoppe is fiscal accessibility, we embrace the global economy and we work with special manufacturers who produce our beautiful bows custom for us. That's how we're able to keep the prices of our bows at a dollar amount that isn't out of reach for anyone, meaning we can spread smiles and sweetness far and wide!
The Bow Shoppe isn't even technically a shop - it's me, doing my best, in my basement, with the help of my husband, my kids and my friends (when I promise them wine). By shopping with The Bow Shoppe, you're supporting a small Canadian run business so thank you from the bottom of my heart!