Photo Credit: Olga Vidisheva

Shoptiques, is the online marketplace that lets you shop the best local boutique stores around the world.

Olga Vidisheva, the Founder and CEO of Shoptiques, spoke at Startup Global New York City, co-hosted by GIF, in 2016.

The idea of the company was born out of the finding that most of the boutique stores that you love weren’t online. Shoptiques gives small local boutiques an online presence by connecting them to customers worldwide as well as providing services such as photography, digital marketing, packaging, and shipping assistance.

For Shoptiques, “[international market ] is core to our business model,” Vidisheva said, adding that the company is building the destination that connects shoppers with handpicked boutiques across the world. The team uses Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Youtube to operate their business on a global basis and connect with more shoppers and boutiques around the globe.