The Dyed Poppy Boutique was founded in April 2017 by Ashley Ritter in Farmington, NM. After the seed was planted for the idea by Ashley's sister, Gina, after seeing what was happening in bigger cities with similar boutiques. After months of talking all the details, a truck was purchased and the plan was in motion.
Since she was in high school, Ashley had always been intrigued by fashion industry; helping with school fashion shows, modeling for local magazines and even working at the local women's boutique (M. Moose). Ashley had committed to herself years ago, to create a boutique targeted towards her age group that gave back to the community at the same time.
Fast forward to April 2017 and the areas first mobile boutique is finished. Ashley's husband, Clint, completed the entire rebuild of a 1979 Chevrolet P30 Stepvan and remodeled the interior to be a premier, rustic-chic, mobile boutique. The stage was set and the business was up and running -- with amazing support!
Since opening its doors officially in the Spring of 2017, The Dyed Poppy Boutique has been met by happiness and a welcoming community. The Dyed Poppy welcomed a grand opening complete with ribbon cutting by the local Farmington Redcoats. Through the challenges of opening and running a small business, along with being the mother of a new born baby boy (Deacon) and a daughter (Brooke) entering middle school, Ashley and her boutique have continued to thrive. The hard work has shown through in the achievements of the business by being awarded both the "New Mexico Boutique of the Year" and "New Mexico Mobile Boutique of the Year" in their opening year of 2017 by The Boutique Hub.
In short, it's been a fun ride; here's to many years of accomplishments to come, and strong community presence for local businesses!
One last note, I know you may be wondering about the dream of "giving back to the community"... Well, The Dyed Poppy has partnered with the local Boys and Girls Club, ChildHaven, San Juan Medical Foundation, Sexual Assault Services to help raise money and awareness in the community, plus donated proceeds to the Texas Diaper Bank in support of hurricane Harvey relief efforts.