Hear Taylor’s pitch for Bird Bee on StartUp Nation:
Welcome to Bird Bee – a lifestyle clothing boutique offering a mix of modern bohemian, vintage inspired and contemporary clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories. Bird Bee has been operating as a pop-up shop and online retailer since November 2015. The vision for the business was to bring a little bit of the West Coast to the Midwest and create a specialty shopping experience in a city that has nothing like it. Affordable, quality and unique merchandise is not the only thing that sets Bird Bee apart. The shop has a certain aesthetic and vibe that differs from most clothing boutiques, which is something the owner strives to keep consistent and translate to the flagship brick and mortar retail store.
As a recent Motor City Match Space Awardee, securing the future home of Bird Bee is currently in the works. Winning the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest presented by Opportunity Detroit will allow for an expedited build out and an earlier grand opening. Upon opening, we will be able to carry a larger range of products and finally introduce some new lines that can only be offered to boutiques operating in a brick and mortar space. Not only will we be able to carry new lines, but we will also be able to bring in a children’s line and a selection for men. Once opening, we believe the legitimacy of our business will improve, therefore leading to more online store traffic and in turn, putting Detroit on the map for our industry.
Through our many pop-up events around the metro-Detroit area, we have begun building an extensive customer base. It is our customers’ excitement and feedback that really pushed us to go forth with opening a brick and mortar store and we cannot wait to have a place for them to come shop in person, try things on and build relationships with us and our future team. We look forward to meeting many new customers and welcoming anybody into our space!
Deciding to give Bird Bee a home in Detroit has been the most rewarding experience thus far and we are so thrilled to be bringing another business to the city. Thank you for getting to know Bird Bee and we hope to meet you soon!