Latin pop icon Selena Quintanilla will all the time be remembered for her vibrant, catchy musical stylings and her iconic private type, each of that are boldly on show within the newly launched second a part of Selena: The Collection. The Netflix sequence explores Quintanilla’s rise to stardom and worldwide impression together with the challenges she and her household confronted alongside the way in which. 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, both Texas locations of Quintanilla’s boutique, Selena, Inc., are now closed, however followers can still purchase a select few items 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 loss of life, Quintanilla opened two boutique locations — one in her native Corpus Christi and the opposite in San Antonio — which had been collectively referred to as Selena, Inc. Previous to Quintanilla’s loss of life, plans to open a 3rd boutique location in Monterrey, Mexico, had been additionally within the works. The boutiques every featured Selena memorabilia and trendy 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 loss of life. Saldívar embezzled money from Quintanilla’s boutique business, and after she was fired from the up-and-coming firm, Saldívar shot Quintanilla within the car parking zone of a Texas resort.
Even after Quintanilla’s homicide, her boutiques lived on. Although the San Antonio boutique did not final lengthy after Quintanilla’s loss of life, 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 primary supply of merchandise and fashions impressed by her attractive, colourful type. Nonetheless, in 2009, 14 years after Quintanilla’s loss of life, Abe Quintanilla, her father, selected to shut the remaining boutique location because of a weak economic system. On the time of the boutique’s closure, he told 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 saved 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 just a few particular items from the boutique. Etsy at present lists a Selena, Inc. silk jacket and skirt set for $500 and a lime-green suit that after appeared within the boutique for practically $5,000.