During the pandemic, I needed thought leadership and support building a detailed plan as we pivoted our wholesale business to increased penetration of digital and direct to consumer. I’ve worked with Darlene in the past and knew she could help us re-tool our planning processes to be adaptive while providing more predictable outcomes. I was really impressed with how quickly she learned our business and developed working relationships with our leaders and team members in the US and UK. Using her retail expertise and footwear experience she helped us develop a strategic approach and tools to roadmap our 2021 strategy for all our channels of business. She continued to support Top Pick Global by on-boarding new planning leadership and team members and we are well on our way to executing our 2021 plans.

Lorraine H., President - Top Pick Global

Only hire Darlene if you’re serious about growing your brand

I have been working with Darlene for almost a year now and she has been instrumental in growing my brand. She’s so much more than an inventory planner! She is a Boutique Coach with knowledge in many areas from inventory/assortment planning, to financial strategy. I love that Darlene has been able to adapt to my style of learning, and create a roadmap unique to me. As I am typing this, I am looking at a plan that Darlene mapped out for us to reach seven figures in sales next year. It’s overwhelming to think about everything that has to go into growing my brand into multiple 7 figures.

Having Darlene by my side to coach me definitely helps take the stress away.

Jes B., Owner - JBrooks

I always look forward to my meetings with Darlene she keeps me focused on what is most important at the moment. Since I have began working with her I have a much clearer picture of my inventory and where we need to focus our efforts in terms of sales and marketing those items. Her planning takes some of the guesswork out of buying and gives me a lot more confidence when making order edits.

Rachel, Owner - Grapevine

Darlene changed everything! She has been a great asset to my business! It has been so nice to have an objective point-of-view for my boutique. Darlene came in and analyzed previous years sales and developed an open-to-buy plan based specifically on my business and the categories I sell. She set monthly sales goals and a plan on how to achieve those goals. It has been so nice transitioning from shopping, with absolutely no plan, to now walking into market with a specific plan of how much to spend per category, per month, and per season. It’s such a relief to have a well thought out, strategic plan, to support the hopes, dreams, and goals I have for my boutique!

Emily S, GrayBird Boutique