- Gig Harbor Living Local
A Unique Shopping Experience Catered to You!
Gig Harbor boutique provides delightful thrill in the pursuit of all things fabulous!
By Jillian Chandler
Photo by In-Gear Media
It was the summer of 2014 when Michelle Kammer introduced Dolly Mama Boutique to the Gig Harbor community. Offering a beautiful and thoughtful selection of women’s apparel, fashion accessories and jewelry, to art, home décor and furniture, along with an assortment of men’s and baby gifts, Michelle has created a lovely atmosphere, complemented by impeccable customer service, at her specialty shop.
Each visit offers something new and exciting! With an ever-evolving and changing inventory, it is incredible to see the store’s array of items constantly changing with something new to be discovered. Michelle instinctively knows her customers’ needs. If you need a gift for a friend or fashion touch-up for your home or for yourself, she has it all! “It is very rewarding to have customers rave about the store and our merchandise,” she smiles.
Her friendly, experienced and creative staff, whom she refers to as “The Dollies,” are very special to Michelle and all truly value and take care of their clients, always with a smile. “It takes a great team that works hard, truly cares and has fun together!” assures Michelle. “It is truly a group effort, as there are a lot of layers in a retail business.”
It was golf that was the inspiration behind Dolly Mama Boutique. Years prior, Michelle had started a ladies’ golf and resort accessory line while living in Newport Beach, California. When moving back to Gig Harbor in 2009, she quickly built a following among her golf friends and neighbors. “They would stop by my studio to buy gifts and kept asking for more products,” Michelle recalls. “Finally, I decided it was time to open a brick-and-mortar store so that I could expand on my retail clientele. Gradually it developed into what it is today.”
Just a few years after opening Dolly Mama Boutique, Michelle was inspired to open a second location in 2017. Providing customers the same exceptional experience and merchandise as its sister location, Dolly Mama Too, which is located in the heart of downtown by the waterfront (3133 Harborview Drive), offers similar items but with a coastal flair.
Michelle and her staff serve not only those who walk through their doors but those in the greater community in which they live, working hard to support and give back to the many organizations, nonprofits, schools and clubs that can be found here. “We are also currently promoting one local small business each month throughout 2021 in an effort to support the shop local trend that we hope continues.”
Michelle shares that she has always enjoyed being a part of the local business community but that over the past year it has been especially incredible to see firsthand all of the local business owners supporting and encouraging one another. “It is very touching,” reflects Michelle. “We are so very lucky to have the Waterfront Alliance that continues to work hard to promote all of us, offer support and keep us all communicating and working together as a downtown team.”
A lovely atmosphere paired with impeccable customer service, be ready to be welcomed and valued the moment you step through the door. “Shopping at Dolly Mama is fun—it is an experience,” adds Michelle.
With spring just around the corner, it’s time to get shopping! If you’re looking to update your wardrobe, or your home, Michelle and The Dollies welcome you to stop in and explore the wonderful selections they have to offer. And for those who prefer shopping in the comfort of your own home, online shopping is available!
Dolly Mama Boutique
7700 Pioneer Way
Gig Harbor, Washington 98335