In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, I am proud to support and give a great shout out to my new friends at the Pink Valise located here in Alpharetta Ga. This past weekend I had the pleasure of dropping into their beautiful boutique. Not only were we warmly greeted but the customer service was above and beyond. Take if from me, I was in the business for 25 years. We must not forget that Covid 19 is not the end all. There are many people out there being challenged by yet another disease daily its called Cancer. The Pandemic will end with a vaccine and soon but the fight for Cancer still lingers on. So I urge all my local ladies out there to make a stop at the Pink Valise and see what they are doing . Or take a look at their online Boutique. Here is something from their website that you will love. Jackie G.
Sisters, Tracie (Chandler) Fiveash and Amanda (Chandler) Smith, began their specialty retail careers 25+ years ago in Thomasville, GA. Both obtained their first jobs in retail for privately owned boutiques in Thomasville and had always hoped to have their own.
As life takes you down many paths, some chosen, some not, the sisters truly believe God places people in your life to guide you, as he did December 2012. At a large holiday event in Atlanta, GA a beautiful young girl tapped Tracie on the shoulder and said “I have a message from God, he said I know you have been burden with the idea of starting your own business, step out and take that leap of faith, I’ll not only bless you and your business, but also your family.” This girl came only hours after Tracie and Amanda were praying for guidance as to what kind of business venture Tracie should start to help provide for her family. The sisters consider this beautiful stranger an angel with a strong message and they listened.
The Pink Valise Boutique, established in 2015, prides itself in selling the latest, most fashion-forward styles and accessories in both regular and plus size. We offer a limited quantity of each style with new fabulous merchandise arriving almost daily, therefore the selection is constantly changing. Our fashionable clientele are sure to leave with a pink valise* filled with fashion trends that fit their body, style, and budget.
Our Motto: A Passion For Fashion and A Cure For Cancer
Amanda is a breast cancer survivor, hence the word pink in the name. The two sisters have based their boutique on Christian beliefs and will adhere to Hebrews 13:16 “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God”. On the back counter of each store you will find a vase that contains the names of those currently battling this awful disease provided by their loved ones. The names are prayed over at least monthly, sometimes weekly, sometimes daily in hopes that God will bring strength to those battling. The Pink Valise Boutique donates a percentage of its profits each year, usually in November, to help a family who have been struck with cancer (not just breast cancer). This monetary gift can be used for any wishes that the recipient has whether it goes towards travel expenses, medical bills, or just to have fun with.
The Pink Valise also hosts an annual fundraiser for a different cancer foundation each year which has included Susan G. Komen of Atlanta, Archbold Oncology Center, Kickin’ Cancer of Southwest Georgia, and CURE Childhood Cancer. These girl’s night out fundraisers donate a portion of profits from that night to these wonderful foundations that are making a difference every day in the lives of anyone who has been stricken with cancer.
The goal is not only to provide top notch customer service that leaves every customer feeling beautiful in their Pink Valise outfit that not only fits their body and style but also to provide for those who have also been stricken with cancer whether it be through our annual fundraiser, donations, or prayers.
Amanda and Tracie