A Q&A with Babe A Boutique owner Lisa Ponzoli, 30.
When did you open the store?October 2007.
How did you end up in Federal Hill?A friend lived here and I knew there was a lack of shopping in this area. With so many professional girls here I saw a need.
How did you get into the business and what were you doing before you opened Babe? [Fashion] is just the only thing that I like. I've been sewing since high school. (Lisa previously worked as a buyer's assistant for Nordstrom.)
Who is your typical client? 28 year-old professional women.
What are people’s reactions to your shop? There have been good reactions. The prices are good and there's nothing over $200. I have very loyal clientele and they know there's always new stuff.
Who has given you the most inspiration since opening the shop? My customers are my inspiration. The customer is the priority. I...