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Hello, everyone! This past Friday was the most wonderful day, as we had the pleasure of treating Lynn Dell's grandson, Boaz's, class to a grand Off Broadway Boutique tour. Visiting from the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan, these bright second graders arrived at our shop to learn all about textiles. This was also a great opportunity to show the kids the different fabrics and to discover what you create out of them.
We invited the class into the design studio, where they saw how we cut fabric and how we custom-make our garments. In addition, we showed them how we merchandise the store and explained the concept of price structure and markup to them. We also explained to them how we managed a successful business like Off Broadway Boutique for 41 years. The most exciting part was answering all the kids' questions, as they had plenty of good ones about how clothing fit and how we custom made them for our clients.
Although we have had plenty of experience in lecturing college students and providing tours to visitors, we were a bit intimidated in facing an entire second-grade class. Luckily, we had nothing to fear, as we were blessed to host some of the brightest children that we have ever met. As a parting gift, Lynn gave every kid a silk dupioni swatch (a fabric that we use to make our exclusive jackets with) and a kosher sugar cookie. Everyone – including Lynn's grandson, Boaz – was impressed with the Off Broadway Boutique experience, which brought us much joy!