Selena Etc.

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Selena Etc.
Hair salon, Nail salon, and clothing store
Industry Fashion
Founded Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S. (1994)
Founder Selena Quintanilla-Pérez
Area served
Texas and Mexico
Key people
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (CEO)
Yolanda Saldívar (Former President)
Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. (Payroll)
Products Hair products, Nail salon, and fashion
Revenue Increase US$ 5 million
Number of employees
approx. 200 (2009)
Website Selena Etc.

Selena Etc. (January 27, 1994 – July 1, 2009) was a South Texas-based boutique,[1] salon,[1] and clothing store,[1] which was built by the late Latin superstar, Selena.[1] Selena Etc. was built and finished on January 27, 1994 in Corpus Christi, Texas[2] which was the headquarters building. Selena opened another boutique in San Antonio, Texas around the same time the headquarters building was complete, both were equipped with in-house beauty salons.[1] Selena began manufacturing clothing along with designer Martin Gomez with designs and styles of Latin American texture and exotic clothing styles which became her trademark on stage. Hispanic Business magazine reported that the singer earned over $5 million from these boutiques. Another boutique was due to open in Monterrey, Mexico in 1995 but due to Selena's murder it was not opened. The San Antonio boutique was closed sometime after 1999. After Selena's death, Chris Pérez, Selena's widower, began taking over the business.[1] After the 16th anniversary of the opening of the Corpus Christi boutique, the store was officially closed as of July 2009.[1][3] A week after the store closed, Chris Pérez held a "For Sale sign" and asking for USD$91,454 [1][4] for the boutique, according to the Nueces County Appraisal District, and uprising of $165,000[4] was the final total sale price.[1] The Selena Etc. store had a full-service salon, as well as Selena memorabilia, which was scooped up by admirers of the singer. They also sold jewelry, hats and other accessories.[1] Soon after the foreclosure, due to the low economy,[5] all merchandise and accessories began selling at the Selena Museum, located several miles from where the Selena Etc. building once was.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Chirinos, Fanny S. (October 13, 2011). "Selena Etc. Boutique closes its doors » Corpus Christi Caller-Times". Caller.com. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Selena Etc Inc – Corpus Christi". Insiderpages.com. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ alejandra.alvarez. "Bidi Bidi NO NO: Corpus Christi's Selena Boutique Closing". Guanabee.com. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Selena Etc. Boutique and Salon Tejano Music Superstar". Itejano.com. May 4, 2011. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Boutique named after slain Tejano singer Selena closes – Houston Chronicle". Houston Chronicle. July 1, 2009. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 

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