Hello fellow Giggle Gals! What a pleasure it is to meet you! My name is Joann. I am a wife to the most patient man alive and mother of 2 adorable fur babies named Butters and Chewi.
Do you remember when you were in High School and you took a test that was supposed to tell you what career fields you should go into? Mine were Sales and Hospitality. I do think most tests are crap but this one was spot on. My best days are every day I welcome in customers, chat it up and learn all about what brought them in the store. Yes-I believe you’ll find something you’ll love but just having the opportunity to learn more about YOU and WHAT you are looking for helps me to shape the shop into your favorite boutique destination.
Growing up in retail I’ve worked within many locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Hawaii and California. After managing a small boutique in Malibu and dressing brides with the amazing Renee Strauss in Beverly Hills, I fell in love with the upscale customer service that only boutiques provide. WHERE and HOW were the only things holding me back. After leaving California and coming home to MN my gut was telling me, “Joann. It’s now or never.”
Late spring of 2017 I met the founders of Giggle Gals, Deanna and Susan. These ladies are the true soul of Giggle Gals and I am honored to take the torch. The stars aligned and now here I am living my dream. This community has embraced me and together I am certain this shop will flourish for many years to come.
I grew up in Duluth, MN and I love all the beauty MN holds. I am glad to be home here at Giggle Gals Boutique.
What I Love:
Wine, Bar Bingo, Karaoke and Fantasy Football (I have recently won 1st place 2 years in a row).
A graduate of UW-Stout with a Bachelor of Science degree in Retail Merchandising and Management with a concentration in Fashion Marketing and a minor in General Business Administration. High School: Duluth Central Class of 99.
The History of Giggle Gals Boutique
“Giggle Gals was built on a love of making people happy and feeling good about how they look and feel.”
Giggle Gals Boutique, located in Savage, MN, approaches its vision of style and couture with a mixture of passion and thoughtfulness. The diverse selection of clothing, jewelry, footwear and accessories offer a unique and edgy style not found in more oft-visited upscale stores. Women of all generations and sizes are bound to find the perfect item in our boutique.
As with most humble beginnings, the spark of inspiration for the Giggle Gals “brand” happened unexpectedly. In its beginnings Deanna began creating custom painted wine glasses as gifts for her friends. As her creations began to make their rounds to friends of friends and so on, she slowly began receiving and filling orders for specific events.
It was during this time that Deanna decided that her creations needed a name that embodied her personality and outlook on life. Drawing on the laughs and enjoyment with which her gifts were typically received, “Giggle Gals” was born.
Soon, the custom painted glasses grew into a viable and sustainable business. As opposed to simply working out of home and trying to keep a small inventory of glasses selling at several local businesses, Deanna began to formulate a plan to open up a shop of her own.
To find a business partner, Deanna had to look no further than her mother, Susan. Susan was no stranger to a small business enterprise. She and her husband had owned a handful of businesses over the years, including a custom silk-screening business in Naples, Florida.
With a business plan in place, and a small location picked out in their hometown Prior Lake, the enterprising women opened the doors of the first Giggle Gals shop in 2007. For six wonderful years the shop has grown and flourished. Their clientele has extended far beyond the Prior Lake area. Many loyal shoppers regularly travel from Eden Prairie, Minnetonka and Edina for the latest merchandise.
Giggle Gals creates a friendlier and more personal shopping experience you can enjoy solo or with friends. Come into the store today and you will be greeted with a warm smile and friendly service by it’s newest owner Joann.