LAPLACE – When Marchelle Washington left retail more than five years ago, she missed out on one-on-one interaction with customers and seeing their faces light up with smiles when they found this they were looking for. She needed something else to kindle that fire in her heart, and she found it through Paparazzi Accessories.
When she’s not spending time with her family, Washington sells Paparazzi necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings through her small business, “Chelle’s Glam Spot”. Her jewelry wholesale business has a presence online and at the Choice Marketplace on Cambridge Drive in LaPlace.
âI have worked in retail most of my life and have worked for Verizon Wireless for 18 years. I like to work with people. I like helping people. It’s kind of therapy for me, just knowing that I was able to help people get something they love, âWashington said.
Washington fell in love with Paparazzi as a customer in 2019. She was a big fan of nighttime shopping at the time, as sleeplessness often led her to browse social media until the wee hours of the morning. She started watching Facebook Lives from an independent consultant Paparazzi and realized that this was something she would like to do.
Washington puts its personal imprint on the company by being its spokesperson. While it can make a sale online any day of the week, Washington prefers to interact one-on-one with its customers inside the building to get a feel for which styles work best for them.
Glam Spot by Chelle offers several styles of Paparazzi jewelry, from earthy designs from the Glimpses of Malibu collection to the flashier, diamond-set Fiercely Fifth Avenue collection.
Meanwhile, the Zi collection consists of high-end jewelry that costs over $ 5 but remains in an affordable range of $ 25.
âThe products are inexpensive and made with good quality materials. We have something for everyone and every style. You can dress up or dress up with our jewelry, âWashington said. âWe have what we call bestselling articles that you can get all the time, but we also have new releases every day. “
While many believe that Paparazzi jewelry is only for women, Chelle’s Glam Spot also offers stylish necklaces, rings and bracelets for men.
Washington said it was a blessing to connect with like-minded vendors every weekend on Choice Marketplace. She has been part of Choice for a year, having participated in pop-up shops organized before the official opening of the market.
âIt’s a family atmosphere where you can feel right at home while meeting other vendors who have the same passion for what you do,â Washington said. âI just wish more people would realize that we are here. I encourage people to come and visit us. You don’t even have to buy anything. Get out there and see what we’re building here.
The Chelle’s Glam Spot is located at the Choice Marketplace at 1005 Cambridge Drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday. For more information, call 504-417-3460, find Chelles Glam Spot on Facebook or visit paparazziaccessories.com/324058.