Latin pop icon Selena Quintanilla will at all times be remembered for her vibrant, catchy musical stylings and her iconic private model, each of that are boldly on show within the newly launched second a part of Selena: The Sequence. The Netflix sequence explores Quintanilla’s rise to stardom and worldwide influence together with the challenges she and her household confronted alongside the best way. The second a part of the sequence has left us with loads of questions, notably what actually occurred to Quintanilla’s famed boutiques? Because it seems, each Texas places of Quintanilla’s boutique, Selena, Inc., are actually closed, however followers can nonetheless buy a choose few gadgets from the boutique on-line.
Quintanilla’s goals of stardom stretched far past music; on the peak of her fame, she dreamed of opening and working her personal boutique. In 1994, the 12 months earlier than her dying, Quintanilla opened two boutique places – one in her native Corpus Christi and the opposite in San Antonio – which had been collectively often called Selena, Inc. Previous to Quintanilla’s dying, plans to open a 3rd boutique location in Monterrey, Mexico, had been additionally within the works. The boutiques every featured Selena memorabilia and classy garments, a few of which the singer designed herself, together with full-service salons.
The president of Quintanilla’s fan membership, Yolanda Saldívar, was initially commissioned to assist Selena run her boutique, however her involvement in the end led to Quintanilla’s premature dying. Saldívar embezzled cash from Quintanilla’s boutique enterprise, and after she was fired from the up-and-coming firm, Saldívar shot Quintanilla within the parking zone of a Texas lodge.
Even after Quintanilla’s homicide, her boutiques lived on. Although the San Antonio boutique did not final lengthy after Quintanilla’s dying, the Corpus Christi location flourished for a number of years after. The boutique, run by Quintanilla’s widower, Chris Pérez, continued to function as a tribute to Quintanilla and remained a major supply of merchandise and fashions impressed by her horny, colourful model. Nevertheless, in 2009, 14 years after Quintanilla’s dying, Abe Quintanilla, her father, selected to shut the remaining boutique location as a result of a weak economic system. On the time of the boutique’s closure, he advised Corpus Christi’s KRIS-TV that along with the financial challenges surrounding the boutique, it did not match with the primarily music-oriented focus of Q Productions, the recording firm Abe Quintanilla based. He additionally expressed that he stored the boutique open out of respect for his daughter’s aspirations.
Though Selena, Inc. has been closed for a number of years, devoted followers can nonetheless buy a couple of particular items from the boutique. Etsy at present lists a Selena, Inc. silk jacket and skirt set for $500 and a lime-green swimsuit that when appeared within the boutique for almost $5,000.
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