Hello! My name is Julie and I am the Store Manager of our store in Chandler Fashion Center in sunny Arizona. I began my career with Ann Taylor nine years ago and am excited to be part of a company that allows me to do what I love every day.
When I walk into the store each morning (with my Dunkin Doughnuts coffee in hand) I am energized and excited to see what the day will bring. I spend the morning analyzing business, planning for the day, and ensuring that our clients walk into a store that takes their breath away.
Once the doors are open, the real fun begins. I have the opportunity to work with the most amazing group of men and women. We have moms, dads, teachers, lawyers, business owners, fashion designers, fashion bloggers, and a biologist on staff! They are truly brilliant and so much fun to work with. These men and women are diverse, but we all have one common goal: to make every woman who walks through our doors look as beautiful on the outside, as she is on the inside. It is not a hard job to do, considering we have the most beautiful clients and the most beautiful clothes! Every day, I am amazed at the women who are part of our community. They are truly inspiring individuals and I love being able to get to know them on a personal level.
My favorite part of my job is knowing that I have the ability to impact someone’s day. When associates walk into work, I want them to enjoy being part of the team and to love what they do as much as I do. I create a fun, positive environment, and make sure everyone is successful at what they do. Because I am the world’s best practical joker, I am also great at keeping them on their toes! When clients walk in our doors, I have the ability to make their day even better. I want them to breathe a sigh of relief when they walk in, knowing that they are in a place that makes them feel relaxed, stress-free, and taken care of.
Our clients have the ability to shop at a number of stores. Why do they choose Ann Taylor at Chandler Fashion Center? I believe it is because we strive to create an experience that is unexpected, and unsurpassed. Whether it is the ability for her to make a private shopping appointment with one of our amazing stylists, or the ability for her to have a private shopping party with her friends, or the new modern look of the new concept store with touch screen computers and crystal chandeliers, our team is dedicated to providing her with an experience that she will not forget, and one that will keep her coming back.
Why do I love working at Ann Taylor? I am surrounded by beautiful people, beautiful clothes, and work for a company that I believe in. How could I NOT love it?