About Shoe Shi!
Hey! I’m Steph Domingue, Owner snd Personal Stylist at Shoe Shi Boutique!
I actually wasn’t always the most fashionable girl around, even growing up in the eclectic city of New Orleans. My love of fashion didn’t really show itself until my college years when I found a sweet, quaint little boutique that always had the latest and freshest styles. I adored their personal customer service and always felt like a star customer.
Years later, following hurricane Katrina, I told my husband that I thought I wanted to open up my own business. He literally just laughed and said that it would never ever work! So, of course, I went to the next best person, my father. I told him my idea, and he assured me that I would be the perfect personality to have a thriving boutique.
Because of the devastation of Katrina, we could not stay and open our business in the city. So for weeks I drove around different parts of Louisiana and finally found a sweet and quaint town called Thibodaux. They had a college and very few stores in sight, so I figured it would be the greatest plan I’ve ever hatched!
I told my husband, Ray, that if after a year it didn’t work, then we would just cut our losses and laugh about this silly experience. I commuted every day to our store and worked alone for the first year we were open. After that year, Ray told me that he thought this was a really great idea and that we should probably move closer to the store! I was beyond elated and couldn’t believe that this was really happening. So we packed our things, moved to this little town where we didn’t know anyone and created our new life.
That was 13 years ago, and since then we have moved to a much larger location, had three children, and even added a dog to the mix! This close knit community has welcomed us with open arms and we could not be more proud to call this city our home! Our store has been thriving for almost 14 years and it’s been a whirlwind of joy, stress, love, chaos, uncertainty and fun!
Thank you so much for stopping by to learn a bit more about how this boutique came to be! I hope you find something you just absolutely adore!