Traveling Boutique Owner Offers Employment Opportunities to Stylists Nationwide
Gypsy & Co. Owner Courtney Robbins plans to spread her Personal Stylist Network across all 50 states and even in to Canada
11.9.2010—FORT WORTH, TX—Gypsies have an inclination to move from place to place, and that is exactly what Gypsy & Co. traveling boutique founder Courtney Robbins intends to do with her company. Currently employing personal stylists in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and California, this traveling boutique is now seeking fashion-minded self-starters to introduce the brand to all 50 states and even Canada.
"This is truly a ground-floor opportunity with amazing benefits," Robbins explained. "And the best part is that you don't even have to be a fashion stylist or have a fashion background to become a personal stylist for Gypsy & Co. We will supply all the training you need to become incredibly successful. All we ask is that you possess a passion for fashion and enjoy styling yourself as well as other women."
Take Joanne Hinson for example. A former American Airlines pilot who has been on disability for six years, Hinson was a pro at one thing—flying. She always had an interest in interior design, so two years after she stopped flying, she enrolled in a local community college and later earned a degree in interior design. She toyed around with designing furniture and even had pieces created to showcase in her home, but nothing lit her creative fire like the day she attended Gypsy & Co.'s launch party in September.
"When I heard Courtney Robbins speak, I thought, this girl's got it together," Hinson said. "I was so impressed by her business sense; she had researched the industry for two years, launched an amazing Web site, which is so important in this business, and created a trendy and versatile collection. She set a foundation that is ready for massive growth. I immediately knew this was for me. Some women become personal stylists to achieve financial freedom or to enjoy a flexible schedule, but for me, it was to earn the income needed to ensure that my husband is able to retire in two years. And because the Personal Stylist Network design allows you to set your own pace, I know that I will get out of it whatever I put into it."
And that is exactly what Robbins had in mind when she began building the framework for Gypsy & Co.
To share the opportunity of working as your own boss, spending more time with family and achieving financial freedom, Robbins designed a Personal Stylist Network, where stylists across the United States can earn commission by linking their friends to gypsyandco.com and by direct sales. Stylists receive their own unique Web site featuring Gypsy & Co.'s product line, which can also be advertised on various social networking Web sites. Stylists also earn commission by selling clothes at trunk shows, personal appointments and online. They can even choose to exclusively host e-Trunk shows and be an online e-Stylist—no parties or home shows required. Best of all, stylists get an amazing discount on Gypsy & Co. clothes, can win fashion rewards and trips, earn an incredible income, receive health and life insurance at a discounted rate, and build nationwide relationships with fellow stylists and aspiring fashionistas.
"I want to encourage our personal stylists to reach their full potential so that they can enjoy the rewards, just as I do," Robbins said. "So I've put together several initiative programs to motivate them. For instance, if a current personal stylist recruits someone to the Network, they are responsible for cultivating that new recruit and helping them grow their business. As a reward, the veteran stylist will receive an override commission based upon their recruit's sales. Another example is our stylist trip offered once every year. We track commissions and offer an all-expenses-paid trip to all the stylists, and their guests, who reached a certain sales quota. It's really that easy. There is no limit to the number of stylist I will send to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico this year. The more the merrier!"
In the last couple of years, Robbins has witnessed many of her corporate-world friends get laid off and lose everything. This, she says, is what motivates her to share this opportunity with women nationwide.
"You can make as little or as much income as you need and have fun doing it!" Robbins said. "And we will guide you every single step of the way."
About Courtney Robbins
Courtney Robbins and her husband, Adam, a Canadian hockey player, have two children, a son, Gavin, 3 1/2, and a daughter, Chloe, 19 months. Robbins received her bachelor's degree in marketing, public relations and dance from the University of North Texas. After graduation, she worked in pharmaceutical and chemical sales for eight years. Desiring more knowledge and a greater understanding of business, Robbins enrolled in Texas Women's University where she earned her MBA. With her business savvy and love of figure-flattering, easy-to-wear fashions, Robbins and her partners started Gypsy & Co.
"When I worked in retail, I styled women who had an eye for fashion but didn't know how to put it all together," Robbins said. "So I had customers and friends who began encouraging me to start my own personal stylist business. I had all these women who wanted to be a part of the business or contribute funds to it, but before I took their money, I had to figure out how I could help them."
As a mother of two, Robbins searched for clothes that were comfortable, wrinkle-resistant, easy to wear with her kids during the day and could easily transition into an evening look. But that became an impossible fashion-find. So Robbins began to design and manufacture her own line—made right here in the USA—offering clothes that she, her friends and her customers had been longing for.
"My main inspiration was day-to-evening dresses," Robbins said. "I wanted to create designs that women could wear during the day with leggings and ballet flats and then at night, remove the leggings, throw on some high heels and create a flirty and sexy look."
In 2010, in honor of her mother, Cindy Tyson, who lost a battle to ovarian cancer in 2004, Robbins founded Cindy's Foundation, an official partner of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC). As a result of the partnership, Gypsy & Co. instituted a fundraising campaign called "The Teal Dress Campaign," which supports the NOCC's mission to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer by contributing 50 percent of the campaign's proceeds directly to the NOCC.
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