BY: MADAME BUTTERFLy too
As a successful entrepreneur, business owner, and educator, Constance A. Boothe has had more than two decades of experience in the highly competitive fashion industry. For more than ten years, she was the owner- operator of the acclaimed Madame Butterfly Boutique located in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia, Pa. Constance was the winner of the highly sought after “ Madame C.J. Walker Award” granted to successful women in business and presented by The Coalition of 100 Black Women and the recipient of the “Sistas” Award for excellence in fashion and beauty presented by Power 99 Radio/ Cigna Foundation. This marvelous boutique was the Philadelphia fashion standard bearer for much of the late eighties and mid nineties and still has a virtual presence online in the 2000’s. Also, during this time frame, Ms. Boothe was the writer, producer and the voice of “Fashion Tips and Tidbits” which aired on WHAT RADIO station for over 2 years. In order to remain on fashion’s cutting edge, Ms. Boothe has been a buyer in both the national (New York, Dallas, and California) and international (Brazil, Peru, Bolivia) markets.
Currently, Ms. Boothe is a college professor at Clark Atlanta University where she teaches in the Fashion Marketing Department. She has also taught at Bauder College and American Intercontinental University, both in Atlanta. She maintains a myriad of teaching proficiencies which include: Marketing- from both the business and fashion perspectives; Trend Forecasting; Global Retailing; Retail Buying; Consumer and Sales Behavior; Product Development and the Historic Survey of Costume. Within each of the aforementioned areas, is not only the valued, but imperative expertise needed to succeed in a fashion business. She holds degrees from Central State University (B.S. Sociology/Psychology), Antioch University (M.A. Business/ Organizational Development Concentration), certifications from the London School of Image (Certified Image Consultant) and the Spanish Language School of Philadelphia, Pa. Ms. Boothe’s affiliations include an active status in Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., and past membership in AICI, Association of Image Consultants International .