Around the Forge: The Dream that Became a Reality for Louisiana Couple, Josh & Erin Guillory

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Iron Shop Provisions: Louisiana Couple builds unique, customer oriented, one of kind shopping experience for Men & Women.

Iron Shop is a locally owned & operated by the Guillory Family boutique located in the heart of downtown Lake Charles, Louisiana. Josh & Erin Guillory are a local married couple with hearts of gold and a goal to deliver a one of a kind shopping experience to the Lake Charles area. The boutique stems from a love and admiration for well made clothing and goods. After tiring of driving out of town in order to shop for quality clothing, Josh and Erin began researching what it would take to open their own twist on a boutique and Iron Shop Provisions was born. Little did they know not only would they build a local household name, their vision would also build an amazing online community with followers and shoppers from all over the United States. 

Josh & Erin got the chance to move their 15 year old iron business, Custom Iron by Josh, to downtown Lake Charles and were left with a beautiful retail space in the front which only left what seemed to be the perfect place to set up shop and the dream of a unique, local boutique came to life. Iron Shop Provisions has been open just over a year with major popularity leading to the expansion to offer apparel, footwear, leather goods, eyewear, apothecary, specialty gifts, and more! Iron Shop Provisions is more than a brand and it's more described as an experience unlike any other local boutique. Owners, Josh & Erin are first hand serving customers and working the store and giving customers a tour of their blacksmith's welding in the back area where the story first began all while sipping a beverage. You will find out soon that the experience of shopping at the store is entirely custom to each customer. From full service hemming and tailor services to helping pick the ideal gift, Josh & Erin strive to deliver an experience that keeps customers coming back time & time again. Iron Shop Provisions also welcomes customers to come hang out in the store and get to know other locals along with also offering appointments to help customers get custom fitted and help hand-pick their new style. Along with the boutique and blacksmith's welding shop, there is a Barber Shop as well located inside the retail space. Sip on your craft beer or local coffee, enjoy the inviting atmosphere. There is nowhere quite like Iron Shop Provisions where you can grab a new pair of custom tailored denim then sit and relax for fresh cut & shave. Local barber, Kattie Chaisson, who is known for her 'shear skills' invites all ISP customers to come relax in her chair for a classic barber shop experience. 

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