Driven by her passion and commitment to her customers, Shana Haughton currently serves as the owner of Guilliette’s Trousseau, which offers bridal wear to its customers. She prides herself on the fact that her store has fashionable and affordable pieces that will make everyone feel special, but not cheap. She also offers consignment and vintage pieces, and is currently working on a line of bridal suits and jewelry.
Mrs. Haughton became interested in bridal fashion when she was looking for her own wedding dress. She wants her clients to feel absolutely beautiful and perfect on their wedding day. Her ultimate goal is to help her clients create a love story, like Romeo and Juliet—hence the name of the store. She understands how a wedding is an expression of a couple’s love for one another and a declaration of the couples’ intentions, and she wants to do her part to make every moment of a couples’ special day memorable.
The biggest challenge Mrs. Haughton has faced has been staying with the momentum of a growing store, maintaining finances and staying on top of her inventory and competition. Through research and trial and error, she has figured out what works for her business and what she wants to get out of it. Looking to the future she hopes to expand and branch out to more areas as her business becomes better known. She is also working with new and emerging designers for more products.
Mrs. Haughton is very proud of the customer service she provides to her clients. She does everything she can to make sure that every bride’s wedding day feels like the most romantic day of her life. In addition, she also wants to be remembered as a loving person and everyone’s cheerleader.
Outside of her work with Guilliette’s Trousseau, Mrs. Haughton has worked as a firefighter, and now a fire inspector, for more than 15 years. She also participates with the International Association of Firefighters and the International Association of Black Firefighters, and supports the Helping Up Mission, Baltimore City School for Performing Arts, and the Living Classroom Foundation. When she is not working, she enjoys movies, sewing and horseback riding.
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