BY BROOKE EAGLE
PHOTOS BY MEGAN BLACK PHOTOGRAPHY
One of our most popular events of the year is happening on Saturday October 1st! We want to address some frequently asked questions!
Will you have a bus?
Due to popular demand, the tour will be self-guided again this year!
Will there be route options like last year?
Yes! We’ll provide shoppers with several route options depending on which side of town they’d like to start from.
Do you have to visit the stores in a certain order?
No! You are welcome to go rogue and create your own route. Our routes are purely suggestions to give you some added efficiency.
How much does it cost?
What does the cost include?
Your $40 registration fee includes the ‘shop local’ crew-neck sweatshirt you see pictured inside a swag bag with some other goodies, access to exclusive specials and discounts at all participating boutiques, door prize tickets (50+ door prizes are given away!!) and a day full of fun and quality time with your girlfriends!
When will you release a list of participating stores?
Stay tuned to social media — @forsythmags on Instagram and Facebook. We have TEN participating stores this year!
Can you purchase apparel if you don’t go on the tour?
Nope! This apparel is exclusively available for our Tour de Boutique shoppers.
What time does it start?
As early as you’d like! We’ll be sure to communicate open and closing times of each boutique with participants. Many stores open early and stay open late just for us. 9am -6pm is the typical time frame, but since it’s self-guided, you can shop at your own pace. You may spend 20 minutes in one store and an hour in another.
Are you required to visit all the stores?
No, but the more stores you visit, the more chances you have to win door prizes!! You enter into a drawing at every store you visit and we have a special GRAND PRIZE that you can only be entered into if you visit all 10 stores.
Do people usually sign up with friends or individually?
BOTH! We’ve seen three generations sign up together (mother, daughter, granddaughter), we’ve seen groups of friends, co-workers, sisters, cousins, AND absolutely people sign up individually. We know some people prefer shopping alone and that is totally fine! We can assure you the stores will make you feel welcome all day long!
What past shoppers are saying:
“I love spending time with my girlfriends and being able to shop at our own pace!” – Cassie P.
“In a world where everyone is shopping online, it was awesome to go to actual stores with your best friends and be treated like VIPs while doing it!” Meredith M.
“My friends who started the day out not knowing each other, became friends by the end of the day! We had a blast!” – Emily B.