Come and join our team – we are seeking energetic, motivated stylists who also want to explore social media opportunities to enhance our online presence. The ideal candidate is passionate about fashion, has the desire to cultivate and grow customer relationships, and will bring his or her creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to this new venture.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Greeting and engaging customers
  • Generating sales and building customer relationships
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the merchandise, designers, and fashion trends to maximize sales
  • Quick thinking and listening to customers to identify their needs, including curating outfits that fit their body type, lifestyle, and sense of style. This can lead to personal styling opportunities
  • Assisting with social media planning and execution
  • Maintaining housekeeping and visual standards in the store
  • Assisting with daily store operations including (but not limited to) inventory management, online fulfillment, and visual merchandising
  • Possessing the computer skills to operate the POS register, email systems, and E-commerce website
  • Follow all store operational policies and procedures

Qualifications:

  • Prior selling or customer service experience preferred
  • Prior retail experience a plus
  • Must be a sales-driven, self-motivated, goal-oriented individual
  • Must have a positive, friendly, outgoing, and engaging personality
  • Must be a team player
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to lift, carry or otherwise move objects weighing up to 20 pounds when merchandising the sales floor, and use ladders or stairs
  • Must have the flexibility to work weekends and evenings
  • Willing to work 20-30 hours a week
  • Could become a full-time position

Compensation:
The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive compensation package which may include short and/or long-term incentives, wardrobe allowance, and merchandise discount.

Submit resume to info@shoplacool.com

 

Founder/ Ceo

Meet Lisa

Hi, I’m Lisa Dykema, aka Lisa Anne Cool, the Founder and CEO of l.a.cool.  I’m so excited that l.a.cool is now open and poised to meet the fashion needs of Traverse City and the surrounding community.  My journey here has been a circuitous one.  My husband and I started a manufacturing business in Wisconsin in 1998, where I worked in a financial role until I retired a few years ago.  At the time I was also busy raising four wonderful boys.  While these years were fulfilling, I had always loved working at my mother’s clothing store growing up, and had a passion for fashion, but never really thought I could make this passion a career.  But, during the pandemic I began spending more time in the local community, appreciating both the natural beauty of the region, as well as the thriving urban, artistic scene downtown. I became inspired to create a boutique that would appeal to women like me, who would like to have access to brands available in cities like Detroit and Chicago while being able to remain in our own community. My boutique is designed to meet the fashion needs of this growing community, whether someone is searching for the right outfit to wear to a formal occasion, a day at the beach, a romantic date, a boat ride, a night out with the girls, or just an evening at home curled up on the couch.  I don’t just want l.a.cool to carry my name, but to create a feeling, a mood.  When you come into l.a.cool, you will find a relaxing, welcoming environment, showcasing fashion inspired by a California lifestyle with a cool attitude, but with a midwestern flair.  Fashion should be fun, effortless and empowering.  So, stop by, try some clothes on, have a beverage, chat for a while, and let us know how we’re doing.

Lisa@shoplacool.com

Stylist

Meet Aubrey

Hi, my name is Aubrey - I was born and raised in Traverse City, MI. I moved out to NYC right after graduating from Grand Valley State University to pursue a career in wholesale fashion where I worked with several designers and accessory brands. After three years in the city, I moved back to the place I call home to be a stylist at l.a.cool. Not only am I passionate about the brands we carry - especially Ciao Lucia, Rachel Comey, and Ulla Johnson -  I love connecting with people and meeting new faces while simultaneously helping customers find a new brand / outfit that suits them and makes them feel more confident than when they came into the store.

Aubrey@shoplacool.com

Stylist

Meet Karley

Hi, I’m Karley. I am a Traverse City native. I moved away for school, living in Grand Rapids for a few years and then in Ireland before moving back home to TC. My entire life I have loved fashion and tend to spend a ridiculous amount of time daydreaming about future outfits I want to wear. I am passionate about helping people find clothing and accessories that not only make them feel confident, but help tell the story of who they are to the world. I strongly believe in the power of fashion and the impact what you wear can have on your life. My own personal style choices tend to be bold, creative, modern, and edgy. I love to pair my vintage finds with current styles from the runway and street style trends. I have a creative eye for outfit composition, colors, and proportions. As a stylist, my focus is to help you find pieces that truly represent you and fit into your lifestyle. With the right pieces, getting dressed should not only be easy, it should be enjoyable. Fashion is more than just what you wear, it’s wellness and a version of selfcare. Without a doubt I believe that improving your closet will improve your life.

 Karley@shoplacool.com

Stylist

Meet Ellie

Hi, my name is Ellie! I’m a senior at Grand Valley State University pursuing a bachelor of arts in communication with a minor in Advertising and Public Relations. I’m in the sorority Sigma Kappa, I run our social media and website. I grew up in Traverse City so I’m so excited to be here for the summer. I’m also spending my summer interning at l.a.cool as a stylist! I’ve always had a passion for fashion and clothing! After I graduate next spring I hope to continue in the fashion industry. My favorite styles are casual, boho, and classy. I love shopping, thrifting, and second-hand shopping. I take my fashion inspiration from social media, and fashion icons like Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner. I absolutely adore working at l.a.cool and learning more and more each day about designers and fashion. This has been such an amazing learning experience and I’m thrilled to continue the rest of the summer!

Ellie@shoplacool.com

Graphic Design & Digital Marketing

Meet Aly

Hi, My name is Aly! I am the Graphic Designer and Digital Marketer for l.a.cool. I received my degree in Visual Communications from Northwestern Michigan College in my hometown of Traverse City, Mi. During working towards my degree I started my own graphic design business, Aly Walters Design. I've always had an interest in fashion which made l.a.cool the perfect fit for me as I can learn about all the new styles and current designers while doing what I love most. I am passionate about helping businesses and individuals with brand identities that embody their mission and enable them to attract their ideal customers and clients.

waltersaly@gmail.com