Michelle Reinhardt, a New Orleans native, opened Swap Boutique just over five years ago. It has grown from one shop to four locations, including Metairie Road, Maple Street, Magazine Street, and Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.
In her own words, Michelle describes Swap as follows: “Swap Boutique is a fresh, contemporary designer consignment shop, a haven for fashionable and budget conscious women. Each dress, shoe, and handbag is chosen deliberately for the discerning eye of our customers. We cater to the fashion-minded shopper who appreciates current trends and loves to get a deal.”
Here are Michelle’s response to our “fun facts” questions (yep, just like we did for the Nerds):
Why do you love owning a business in NOLA? The people. The community. The culture.
What’s your favorite shopping area of NOLA? Maple Street
Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest: Jazz Fest
Favorite Snoball Stand: Sal’s
New red, or traditional green, streetcars? Traditional
Saints or Pelicans? Saints
Favorite local restaurant: Cypress
Café du Monde or Morning Call: Café du Monde
An ideal NOLA weekend: Dinner out and movies on demand
What tech device could you not live without? My phone
Favorite website(s) for fun: Facebook
Favorite website(s) for work: anything fashion
Anything new for you and/or your business in 2014? We just opened a location in Baton Rouge and we will be expanded our online store
Check out Swap Boutique online and on Facebook (SwapBoutique).