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Meet Gayleen Nichols of Bubbles Boutique in Gaslamp

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gayleen Nichols.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Gayleen. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
English Management Solutions said it best: I received a B.S. degree in Business Management and spent 14 years as a residential and commercial property owner, but with a love for all things girly and a passion to celebrate being a woman, I decided I needed a change in my career. That is when I decided to make a move to San Diego and opened a franchise store called Splash Bath & Body, offering handmade bath and body products. It became apparent after a couple of years, that in order to succeed in such a high rent district, it would be necessary to offer more merchandise. So, I changed the name and created Bubbles Boutique, now offering eclectic fashion ranging from clothing in rich fabrics, leather and beaded handbags, a variety of shoes and boots, jazzy jewelry, and exceptional gift items.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Absolutely not! Especially during the recession in 2008. But, this quote says it best, “Straight roads don’t make for skillful drivers.” I am grateful to still have my doors open after 15 years.

One of my biggest struggles has been with developing a web story – how to display and sell our merchandise online, and how to advertise online. We now offer personal shopping via FaceTime, where we can communicate in real-time with clients and try on clothes for them.

Bubbles Boutique – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We specialize in providing unique, high quality clothing and gift items, sometimes with a quirky or edgy style. We are known for our eclectic fashion and fun quotes.

“PMS – Purchase More Shoes.”

“Forget love. I’d rather fall in chocolate.”

“Your husband called. He said you can buy everything you want!”

“You don’t have to be crazy to work here. We will train you.”

I am most proud of the numerous compliments my customers give us and how they feel in my store. They enjoy their experience here.

Our excellent customer service sets us apart from others. When customers enter our shop, we greet them, have pleasant conversations with them, offer advice and help in selecting items for themselves or as gifts, and thank them kindly as they leave.


  • We have a nice variety in pricing, ranging from $20 gifts to $750 Italian leather jackets.

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Image Credit:
Xavier Bailey

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