By Bianca Jamieson
On this International Women’s Day, Shop B is giving a special shout out to all of the wonderful ladies who support the store and make this business feel like a community. International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action- the kind of stuff I see all the time at Shop B.
I’ve been working and/or shopping at the store for over 14 years and throughout that time I’ve witnessed every range of emotion around those changerooms. I’ve helped at least one woman through the excitement of choosing an outfit to wear to their own bridal shower. I’ve helped others try on shoes while they cried over a breakup. I have seen countless more share news of their pregnancies, promotions, or their kid’s graduations while Michele jumped for joy along with them. More than once, I have gone in to Shop B feeling stuck in a bit of a rut and, after talking it out with Michele and whoever else happened to be in the store, left feeling uplifted and inspired.
This kind of connection and community is made possible because of women supporting other women. There is a special kind of magic that comes from advocating for one another and that is certainly worth celebrating.
Happy International Women’s Day everyone!
Speaking of supporting other women, here’s a quick list of some others who are inspiring us these days:
Reading: Becoming by Michelle Obama (Obviously!)
Listening: Skimm’d from the Couch (A career advice podcast that features inspiring interviews with female leaders like Katie Couric and the founder of Man Repeller, Leandra Medine)
Watching: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (A very funny, stylish show that’s worth the Amazon Prime membership)
Following: Garance Doré (We didn’t think we could love her more until she showed up on the cover of Domino magazine in a yellow jumpsuit and showed off her amazing L.A. house)