Thank you for visiting Swagger on the Web! SWAGGER is an upscale gift boutique with an eclectic flair. We have a fresh and funky offering of unique items that you'll love to give as gifts or keep for yourself! We offer jewelry, stationery, home accents, and other cool stuff to make you smile! Get to know the Swagger Staff by reading some tidbits about us below. That way, you'll know who you are buying from, when you buy from us online. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 877.SWAGGER or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We really appreciate your business and would love to help you . If you live anywhere near Cary, NC - swagger on over to Lochmere Pavilion - we would love to meet you! Finally, if you were recently in the store and can't find the item you are looking for online - Please Call Us- we have so many new items coming in daily, that it's hard to keep up!
Get to Know the Swagger Staff
Name: Mandy Kratus Becker
Swagger Title/Job: Owner, President, and CEO:) (I always wanted to be the CEO)
In my freetime I like to: spend time with my husband and little girl, Kennedy, cheer on Georgia Tech, and do projects I've pinned on Pinterest!
The one thing every girl needs is: her girlfriends.
My worst hair color experience: My sister dyed my hair Midnight Blue (from a Revlon bottle) when I was in college and I ended up looking like Elvis! The color was supposed to wash out in 10 washes, but instead I ended up spending over $100 to dye my hair back to its original color 3 months later!
My favorite song to Karaoke is: "Swagga Like Us" by T.I.
My favorite OPI Nail Color is: God Save the Queen’s Nails
My favorite quote is: "Always know in your heart that you are far bigger than anything that can happen to you." - Dan Zadra
My favorite Swagger Gift: Monogrammed wine glasses
Name: Kellie Stanton
Swagger Title/Job: Store Manager aka Director of Retail Therapy
In my freetime I like to: Go to NC State football games! Go Pack J
The one thing every girl needs is: The ability to be able to laugh at herself.
My worst hair color experience: I don’t have a terrible hair color experience, but a funny story is
that I let my dad die my hair a couple months ago when my mom refused for fear of backlash from me…
needless to say I am kind of a freak about my hair.
My favorite song to Karaoke is: I Love Rock and Roll and my favorite song to belt out alone in my car is
Call Me Maybe!
My favorite OPI Nail Color is: Cajun Shrimp
My favorite quote is: “Celebrate we will. Because life is short but sweet for certain.” –Dave Matthews Band
Name: Jill Ann Kratus
Swagger Title/Job: Former Vice President of Merchandising / Current Vice President of all things Kennedy!
In my freetime I like to: garden and sew. In my future freetime I want to paint and play the piano.
The one thing every girl needs is: a sense of humor.
My worst hair color experience: was when I was pregnant with Mandy and needed a pick me up, so I used henna (remember this in the seventies) and my hair became a color not found in nature – sort of orange.
My favorite song to Karaoke is: "Single Ladies" by Beyonce
My favorite OPI Nail Color is: I’m Not Really a Waitress
My favorite quote is: "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but the echos are truly endless." - Mother Teresa
My favorite Swagger Gift: Trollbeads! I have several bracelets full of beads I've collected at Swagger as well as traveling abroad. They are my arm candy!
Name: Gina “The Gift Giving Goddess” Malone
Swagger Title/Job: Print Model, E-letter Author, and #1 Swagger Shopper!
In my freetime I like to: take photographs and go to the beach.
The one thing every girl needs is: a good pair of jeans.
My worst hair color experience: I bleached my hair blond for a photo shoot and it got so brittle it fell out in chunks!
My favorite song to Karaoke is: Manic Monday
My favorite OPI Nail Color is: Breakfast in Bed
My favorite quote is: "I will dare to just do what I do. Be just what I am. And dance whenever I want to." – Beverly Williams
My favorite Swagger Gift: Waxing Poetic Jewelry - the perfect personalized gift!
(L to R) Renee, Kelly, Mandy, Jill, Susan
Hannah, Kayla, Kellie, Melissa, Andrea
|Swagger won Best Place to buy Women's Gifts and Best Boutique|
|Cary Magazine Maggy Awards 2012 - Best Boutique and Honorable Mention Best Gift Shop
Kellie and I are pictured here with Patty Geiger, owner Triangle Pilates, who won Best Yoga/Pilates Studio
|Cary Living Diamond Awards - Friendliest Customer Service 2011|