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Fashion hits the road in mobile boutique

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Sandi's Styles hit the scene in November. Sandi's Styles hit the scene in November.
West said everything she sells is under $50. West said everything she sells is under $50.
Sandi's Styles doesn't have just one location. Sandi's Styles doesn't have just one location.
The former plumber's truck got a complete overhaul. The former plumber's truck got a complete overhaul.
Sandi West Sandi West

EMINENCE, KY (WAVE) - Finding the courage to chase your dream isn't all that easy. Many of us have dreamed at one time or another about opening our own shop. A Henry County woman even studied fashion merchandising in college, but life got in the way and she moved on until recently. Now, her business and her dreams are taking off thanks to an unusual twist.

"This is a really nice one that I got," said Sandi West, showing off her wares. "I was totally thinking about the Oaks."    

You get the feeling West stocks her boutique kind of like she would stock her closet.

"This color: coral, mint green, ivory and khaki were in every fashion show," she said.

Fashion merchandising was always something she planned to do.

"It's been a dream and I have been researching for three years and a lot of my close friends know that I've been doing that and so they kept saying, 'Why don't you just do it?'" she said.

Your average, everyday boutique wasn't the right fit for West. Sandi's Styles doesn't have just one location. It has many because it's mobile.

"The whole concept of Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Jefferson and Franklin, I can travel and take the product to the customers at their convenience," she said.

It's kind of like a food truck for fashion.

"It took us over two months to find the exact truck with everything I wanted," West said.

The former plumber's truck got a complete overhaul, inside and out -- pink paint, wood floors, racks, shelves and even a chandelier.

"My uncle, I had to convince him to bring my vision to life and I really don't know if at first he thought this was going to be possible," said West.

Sandi's Styles hit the scene in November. Since then she said she's been all over, "I do a lot of salons, I partner up with restaurants, I go to local businesses on their lunch break when they get off, schools, home parties, just like girls night out."

Her biggest surprise is the speed at which the stuff is selling. "Trying to keep it stocked," West said. "That's like the craziest thing. That's a great problem to have."

West said she tries to stock for every size and age. She also said everything she sells is under $50.

She keeps track of where she'll be on her Facebook page so all of her fans can find her.

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