Avant Garden Boutique

20 E McKinley Way
Youngstown, OH 44514

Contact: Maureen Rothrauff
Phone: 13305651270


Website: https://www.avantgardenboutique.com/

The Backstory

I am a shopper. I love…the glamorous way it feels to have the whole day to myself; trying all the new cosmetics and spraying perfume on the paper testers that make my bag smell amazing and remind me of my magical day; smelling all the fancy candles, feeling determined to pick out the best scent; the excitement of looking at the latest fashions and buying the perfect new outfit. And then there’s shoes. I love them so much I save them for last!

But these experiences are all too infrequent because I spend most days shopping for groceries, kid clothes and household goods.

Not all shopping is the same. Some experiences are glamorous and invigorating while most are chores that we reluctantly rush through just to accomplish.

I propose we blend the two types of experiences. Let’s make the “every day” items practical, yet fashionable. Let’s take the guilty out of pleasure. Let’s enjoy the products we use daily. And let’s not spend a fortune.

These revelations are how I created Avant Garden. For years, I’ve been on a mission to find the healthiest ingredients, combine them with the most luxurious fragrances and create innovative cosmetics and home fragrance products that are both practical and fashionable. Oh, and they need to be functional as well. Every Avant Garden product offers a purpose that other, similar products do not.

The Products

Everything we offer is vegan, paraben-free and phthalate-free. That means we don’t use ingredients that have been tested on animals, cause animal cruelty or products that come from animals…not even beeswax or honey.

It’s also important to point out the ingredients we intentionally do NOT use…no parabens and no phthalates. Although these are commonly found in cosmetics and fragrances, we have been very careful to source ingredients that are safe and that will make you feel great and feel great.

All our products are crafted by hand, in small batches, at the production area within the boutique in Poland, Ohio. Both cosmetics and home fragrances are made from natural components with premium, cosmetic-grade fragrance oils and therapeutic-grade essential oils. Your health and safety are our greatest concerns so we make our labeling as easy-to-understand as possible and use a third party lab for product testing.

The Concept

Avant Garden means that we are taking a creative approach to combining unexpected elements with ancient botanicals and natural ingredients. The environment provides us with the majority of our components, so we believe passionately in protecting it. All our packaging is all eco-friendly…compostable, recyclable or reusable. We’re excited to leave a big mark on the cosmetic and retail industries, but we want our footprint to be small. Every product is created individually by hand so we can avoid using machinery, gas and power.  We also love the quality that this process insures. There’s something so cathartic and methodical about measuring, mixing and pouring. It makes us feel confident and proud of the products we offer to you.