How We Started
"Don't quit your daydream"
CoCo Grand was an idea formed in 2013 when I began selling handmade headbands to a few classmates. I was 17 years old and I knew when I "grew up" I wanted to run my own business. I had no idea what I was doing but I took a leap of faith and sold handmade goods at a few local craft shows. My so called "business" was spreading, and mostly because I had a proud mother who shared my wimpy Facebook posts.
In early 2015, I joined the Etsy community, opened up shop and began selling! I was confused and intimidated but my orders came rolling in. When the holiday season came around, I could not keep up. I made it a goal to open my own store to branch out and really start focusing on what CoCo Grand could be.
Overtime, I have followed many boutiques that grew to be successful and thought "how fun would that be" but I never believed I could do it. After networking and figuring out how to put my plan in action, I launched CoCo Grand in March 2016!
I spent a few years building our online store and popping up all over the country. Going to college in St. Louis and being from Michigan gave me a lot of opportunity to meet small business owners and network. In 2018 we bought a step van and transformed it into my dream mobile boutique. We spent the spring and summer touring across Michigan, meeting new customers and pushing harder than ever before. In October 2018, we signed a lease for our first store front!
Collette Grandison, Owner
I am 24 years old, a dog lover, and a young entrepreneur! I love interacting with my customers and making women feel beautiful. It really puts a smile on my face to have a genuine connection with my clients. When I am not at the store, I enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants in Metro Detroit and hanging with my dog. I'm an everyday girl with an awesome job. I enjoy messy buns, Starbucks and there is always laundry on my bedroom floor!