Q & A with Astoria of Lulu’s Boutique

Eclectic boutiques are popping up all over the Kansas City metro – what makes Lulu’s Boutique stand out as a good choice to dig through?

Lulu’s Boutique is a boutique-style buy-sell-trade store. Owned by sisters Astoria Camille and Shandi Norsworthy, Lulu’s is curated closely for a resale boutique. In two locations (6017 Johnson Drive, Mission and 6058 NW 63rd Terr.), Lulu’s includes local home accessories and jewelry. Today, Camille gives KC Magazine insight into her and her sister’s shop.

What was the idea behind Lulu’s?

My sister and I are both, and have been for a long time, thrift store junkies. When we first came up with the idea, resale was growing in popularity, so we needed to distinguish ourselves. We didn’t want people to walk in and know our boutique is a resale boutique, and that level of care is not something you see all the time.

Do you enjoy working closely with family?

It was really great in the beginning, because we were both in the same store [first location in Parkville]. It’s still great, but we are at different stores [second location in Mission]. We play to our strengths. She’s great at behind-the-scenes stuff, and my favorite thing is buying.

What’s your professional background?

I have worked professionally in the restaurant business, but my mom always went to estate sales. My experience for Lulu’s stems from thrifting. I like stuff I like now and stuff I’ll like in 20 years. My sister stays on trends, so it’s the perfect combination.

What are your ideas for fall?

I like the feminine with an edge look. Vintage items from the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s. I love the juxtaposition of something like peplum with leather is great.