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Inspiring Conversations with Alexis Spice of Spice Boutique

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexis Spice. 

Hi Alexis, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
My Name is Alexis Spice, I grew up in Detroit, Michigan. I’m the youngest of three children and I was raised in a single-parent household. As a child I had a comfortable life (as far as I’m concerned), I have always seen my mother work hard for everything we needed and wanted. She is the reason for my optimistic mindset and go-getter attitude. In high school I became pregnant with my first son at the age of 17, after graduating I went on to pursue my education. I received 2 degrees in Elementary & Special Education. I gave birth to my second son at the age of 27 during the peak of my clothing business. 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It has definitely not been a smooth road lol. Being a first-generation entrepreneur, I have to learn everything from scratch so there is always something new to learn. One particular struggle I would have to mention would be operating a business through the pandemic. Life as we all knew it definitely changed due to Covid-19. The retail market was heavily impacted especially in the area of employment. It’s been very hard to find decent employees since the pandemic. 

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Spice Boutique?
Spice Boutique offers fashion-forward fashion for women who love trendy clothing. We specialize in offering quality clothing at affordable prices. 

I differentiate my business from the competition by adding my personal touch, I run our social media pages so I’m speaking directly with customers. I get advice from customers and we implement what customers want to see. I really make my customers a part of the brand and share BTS moments that others may not feel the need to. 

I’m most proud of all the women who have supported Spice over the last 7 years. We have been blessed to help over 2 million women dress for their most memorable occasions. 

Before we go, is there anything else you can share with us?
We are always looking for creative talents to join our team from photographers to content creators. We offer opportunities for internships with high schoolers who want to learn hands-on about entrepreneurship. 

Our warehouse is located in metro Detroit which is where we allow customers to pick up orders same day. 

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