Dare Boutique: two weeks after grand opening

Julie Coben (’11)/ Eastside Community Editor

Attention all local teenage girls: Searching for a cool, new boutique? Want to get the fashion-forward look for a reasonable price? Then Dare Boutique will provide all that and more.

On March 1, Dare Boutique, located on 2110 Route 70 East in Cherry Hill, opened its doors for teenage girls in the community. After two weeks, the boutique is excited about its new business and growing popularity throughout the South Jersey area.

Beth Folkman and Debora Falkenstein, owners of Dare Boutique, decided to open this type of boutique which caters towards girls in middle school, high school and even college, due to the lack of stores in the area that sell unique, stylish clothing that girls want, but for an affordable price.

“Considering that I have a teenage daughter of my own, I recognized that there are not many stores that have fashionable clothing for events like bar/bat mitzvahs, sweet sixteens, and even prom, so I was inspired to do this boutique,” said Folkman, whose daughter is Sammi Folkman (’11).

Folkman said that since the store opened two weeks ago, Dare has been receiving a lot of support from the community while providing customers with cocktail dresses appropriate for dances and proms as well as accessories and other styles of clothing appealing to teenage girls.

The two owners came up with the name “Dare” for their store because of their interests in helping the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) organization.

“Previously being the PTA president of Beck Middle and very involved in the community, D.A.R.E means a lot to my partner and me,” said Folkman. “Ultimately as business progresses, we would like to give back to the community by donating to this important organization.”

Whether looking for a prom dress, nice top or a fun outfit to wear on a night out, Dare Boutique guarantees that its customers to will walk out with cool, fashionable purchases while having an enjoyable shopping experience.

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 All photos by Julie Coben (’11)/ Eastside Community Editor