Not everyone can juggle two professions at once—Cayman Caven of Dixie Magnolia Boutique in McCalla, Alabama is one of the talented few who can. An entrepreneur through and through, she opened Dixie Magnolia Boutique for business back in 2015 and took the bar exam the very next year.
Cayman is both a boutique owner and a general attorney, and her boutique has recently been recognized by Boutique Hub, host of the first annual Boutique Awards. We took the opportunity to sit down with Cayman to discuss her rewarding journey as a small business owner and what it feels like to be recognized for her dedication.
TSI: So you’re an attorney and a boutique owner! What made you want to open a boutique?
Cayman: I am! As an attorney, I primarily handle medical malpractice and insurance cases. I’ve always had the mindset of an entrepreneur. My mom told me to get started with this boutique business because, if I don’t find the time now, I’ll never find the time. I’m blessed to do both.
TSI: Why a boutique?
Cayman: I love fashion, and being able to help someone pick out something special is one of my favorite parts of the job. I get a lot of requests from customers who need help selecting the perfect accessory or piece of clothing, and I just love that they trust me enough to steer them in the right direction. I recently launched a plus-size line, too, and people have been very grateful and supportive.
TSI: What makes Dixie Magnolia Boutique special?
Cayman: I spend a lot of time sourcing good products—I want good quality at a good price point, so nothing in the boutique costs over $50. I even started a group on Facebook to showcase the great finds that come in.
TSI: How did you come up with the name of your boutique?
Cayman: I’m originally from Mississippi, and the magnolia is the state flower. The two just sort of tied together, and I love the flow of the name and the personal significance of it.
TSI: That’s wonderful! Tell us about the Best Online Boutique in Alabama contest.
Cayman: Sure! This is the first year the Boutique Awards have taken place, and they’re sponsored by Boutique Hub—they assist boutique owners throughout the country and are a great resource for owners looking to discuss upcoming trends and styles with other owners. Over 4,000 boutiques entered the contest across all the categories, and more than 157,000 votes were cast.
There are six categories left, and the voters have narrowed it down to the top five boutiques in each. Dixie Magnolia Boutique is in the top five for Best Online Boutique in Alabama. Now we just have to wait to see what the results say! Love Dixie Magnolia Boutique and want to vote? Click HERE!
Congratulations to Cayman and Dixie Magnolia Boutique on making it to the top five in the Best Online Boutique in Alabama category, and we wish you the best of luck in the final round of voting! No matter who wins the contest, you’ve definitely won us over at Townsquare Interactive.