Owner/Creator, Ashley Holt, has over 18 years of consulting experience in retail, sales, buying, fashion, and merchandising. After graduating from Vanderbilt University with a degree in civil engineering, she soon discovered her true passion was fashion. In 2001, Ashley started, owned, and operated J Ashley Boutique with her mother and business partner, Dianne Garcia. The boutique was located in the Shoppes of Avondale for almost 17.5 years.
During that time, Ashley further developed her critical eye for fashion. She was able to learn all the processes involved in fashion and clothing sales from design trends and attending buyer’s markets in Dallas, Atlanta, and New York to the daily operations of managing a boutique. The mother-daughter pair successfully operated j Ashley Boutique until both felt they were ready to retire from retail.
After spending a year in retirement and staying at home with her 3 young sons, Ashley realized she missed having a career of her own and her daily interaction with people and the retail world in general. Her creative spirit and passion for selling and fashion was missing from her life and she had to find a way to do something to drive her artistic side again. Hence, J Ashley Consulting was born…