Our Story

Welcome to HeatherBoutique.com! Our online shop is an extension of our brick and mortar shop, Heather, located in the heart of historic Fredericksburg, Virginia. Warm, inviting, and relaxing are words we often hear when customers describe our shop and we think of ourselves as a “Cheers” for girls. Remember “Cheers” – where everybody knows your name? Well, we do know our customers names, their likes, their pets, their woes and their joys. Heather is more than a place to purchase amazing gifts. With soft music, friendly and knowledgeable shop-girls, and carefully curated merchandise, it is a retreat from the malls and big box stores. We offer items that are unique and we truly delight in offering the work of local artists and artisans.

We are committed to providing the best possible customer service. Any questions or concerns will be handled as soon as possible and satisfaction is guaranteed. We exist only because of you, our customer, and we are pleased that you stopped by the shop. Even though you are not in our physical shop, we hope you will get a sense of what Heather is about. We look forward to serving you and getting to know you!

We want you to know a wee bit about the people behind the shops. Heather is from New Jersey, Jim from New Mexico, and we married in the Philippines. We have lived around the world and in 1988 moved to Virginia from Alaska. We are also not life-long retailers, both coming to this business after careers in software engineering, education, and raising children. Heather is the heart of the merchandise in the shop and does all the buying and merchandising. She is always on the prowl for fabulous items, and looks, reads, and researches constantly. Jim does all things technical and he really is the brains behind the business. He does anything else that needs to be done from painting to plunging. We think we make an awesome team! We have two sons, a daughter, and seven grandchildren and think we are pretty darn lucky to have a wonderful family and a good life.

Thank you so very much for stopping by and we hope you will check in frequently.

Warmest regards,

Heather and Jim