On the occasion of 19th anniversary of Rag’s Boutique, owner Shailaja Prasad hosted a Client Appreciation Day for her clients and guests in Nagpur. While some guests were busy exchanging smiles over a cup of coffee and snacks, some were busy appreciating Shailaja and her creations.
Ashwini Gadre, one of the loyal customers since the inception of Rag’s Boutique, told Nation Next, “She’s the most elegant woman I’ve ever seen. Her fashion never goes overboard. Her style is simple yet she makes us look so stylish. She’s given me the best of outfits and choices to decide upon. She gave me a lot of confidence over the years. She’s made me look so trendy!”
Dr Renu Bali, who was another elated customer shopping at the boutique, said, “I’ve been associated with Rag’s Boutique since 19 years. Even if you approach her at the last minute, she never says no. It’s a very rare quality that she exhibits. She’s extremely co-operative.”
When Nation Next caught hold of Shailaja Prasad amidst all the guests, she said, “It’s an amazing feeling to thank all my lovely clients in my own special way. We like to call this day as the ‘Client Appreciation Day.’ All throughout the year, our clients show us so much of love. Today is our day of showing gratitude towards them.” When asked about her ‘rare’ quality of not saying a ‘no’ to her customers and being a thorough professional, Shailaja with a bright green sari and silken hair, quips, “It’s hardly any professionalism. It’s solely out of love for my customers.”
Speaking about her range of fabrics, she said, “Initially, we stuck to handlooms and mangalgiris. But, due to customer’s demands, we diversified to south cotton, silk, benarasi, chiffon, georgettes, etc. We source our fabrics from all over the country. We do keep trendy fabrics, saris and dress materials for women who prefer an indo-western look.”
Photos by: Kartik Thakur