So you want to run your own boutique? That's great! If you're a little confused then I can help you out. Just keep reading and I'm sure your questions will be answered. There are several important aspects to running a successful boutique: Avatar Customization, Ordering Items, Stocking Your Boutique, Keeping Customers Happy, and Customizing Your Boutique.
Customize your avatar to fit your own style by tapping Main -> Profile -> Change (found in the lower left corner of your avatar picture). You can choose from a variety of different hairstyles, eye color, clothes, accessories and much more to make your avatar feel like you!
Ordering items for your boutique is super easy and super fun!
Step 1: find an empty slot in your catalog and tap on it twice to open the catalog.
Step 2: find the item you would like to order and tap on it to select it.
Step 3: once your item stock arrives, tap on it again to place it on an available counter or rack.
Stocking Your Boutique
You must purchase counters or racks in order to display the items you have ordered for your customers. Counters will allow you to display accessory items and racks will allow you to display clothing items. Once your item is on a counter or rack (as explained in the final step of Ordering Items) it will be available to your customers automatically as they visit your boutique. If you don't have any available counters or racks then you need to either a) buy more from the store, b) remove items from existing counters or racks by tapping on it and choosing remove, or c) wait for your customers to buy all of the items off of one counter or rack.
Please note that you will be directed to place identical items you have ordered on counters and racks that are already displaying the item.
Keeping Customers Happy
You can keep your customers happy by having enough items in your boutique to sell and enough mirrors and dressing rooms for them to try out their items. Mirrors are needed for customers to try out accessory items and dressing rooms are needed for customers to try out clothing items. If there are no items to purchase in your boutique or not enough places for them to try out their item then they will eventually become frustrated and leave your boutique. Make sure to have plenty of items and plenty of mirrors and dressing rooms for potential customers - remember that happy customers will attract even more customers and that's just what you want!
Customizing Your Boutique
You can customize your boutique in any way that you like - it can be strictly functional with only clothing and accessories, counters, racks, mirrors, and dressing rooms, it can be purely decorative with no functional items, or it can be anywhere in between. To find items to place in your boutique, open the store by tapping on the hammer in the lower right corner of the main screen.
Once the boutique is open you can browse the various categories and choose items in each to purchase and place in your boutique. To purchase an item you can either tap on it and tap again at the location you'd like to place it or drag it to where you want to place it and tap again to confirm. That's all there is to it!
That should be enough to get you started and running a healthy and successful boutique! If you still have questions try reading the section below where I will answer more specific questions that are commonly asked.
The Community is composed of everyone who plays Fashion Story. You can help members of the Community by promoting items in their boutiques or writing an encouraging comment on their walls. To find members of the Community, open the Social page from the Main Menu and tap the Community tab. From here you can view a list of several Community members and go to their boutiques by tapping the Visit button.
Promoting another player's selection while you are visiting their boutique will grant them bonus experience and coins and will increase your Star Rating. Your Star Rating is displayed at the bottom of the boutique you are visiting and can range from 0 stars to a full 4 stars. A higher Star Rating increases your chances of appearing at the top of the Community list. Keep in mind that you can only promote an item in a Community member's boutique 3 times each day, so if you want to get a 4 Star Rating you will need to help several Community members or Neighbors (explained in the Playing With Friends section).
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