Burnt Boutique is unlike any store you’ve seen. It’s a vintage renovated trailer located in the yard of a dive bar in downtown Las Vegas. This store is centered around bringing the community together and supporting local art. Burnt was founded by two far out, twenty something babes, Nicole and Reina. It all started as an online store ran by Nicole(BurntNic). Until one day, Nic and Reina joined forces to create Burnt Boutique.
How was the transition from BurntNic into Burnt Boutique?
N:Yea, it was just like “hey dude, do you want to do this?”
R:It was very nonchalant.
What was the hardest thing for each of you when it came to getting started?
N:The actual manual labor. Renovating the trailer was just really time consuming. Literal blood, sweat, and tears went into it because we renovated it from May to September. It was hard to do during the summer.
R: Yea, it was fun too. We were just in there in sports bras and boy shorts. Just doing it. We didn’t have to talk, we would just get into the zone and each add our own little spin on it. Other then the labor the whole process has been a real fluid and easy experience. I haven’t found anything hard.
N: We’re on the same page. We’re extremely lucky.
Can you remember a major goal you had in when you first opened?
N:Traveling has always been a goal. We want to take the tray to different festivals. Our end goal is to start a band and tour with it. Eventually just tour with it.
Reina on the drums. Nicole slapping the bass.
What advise would you give to someone who is just starting out?
N:I know that it’s scary to quit your job or to try something new but that transition you get to find yourself. Once you start feeding your soul it all starts flowing naturally. Learn from what you’re doing.
R: Just own it. You don’t have to act like someone else or that you know what you’re doing. I don’t know what I’m doing half the time. You don’t have to know what you’re doing. The best part is just doing it.
How would you say the brand relates to your personalities? Does it embody the type of people you are?
R: I’m a very high energy person. If I want to do something I’m going to do it. I don’t care if it takes me seven hours and I only get one hour of sleep. I just always go until I’m burnt out.
N:Smoking also connects us to Burnt. It’s in the name, Burnt Boutique. But, I was also just kind of burnt out from the norm. I’m not one for pushy sales. I’m tired of being a sales person. I just wanted a store that can be a hang out for different people.
If there’s one thing you’d want people to know about Burnt, what would it be?
R: We love our community. Good vibes all around.
N:Everyone is always welcome.
Finish the statement
N:My kid motivates me the most.
R:My happiness motivates me the most.
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