By Sandra Rose  | 

Earlier in the week I wrote this post at the urging of an associate of RHOA's cast member Kandi Burruss. He feared that Kandi's TAGS boutique was going out of business due to lack of promotion.

Kandi opened TAGS Boutique last November amid much fanfare. But the fanfare quickly died down as did sales which had been brisk during the initial period following the Grand Opening.

Noting how much time Kandi spent on Twitter.com promoting her own interests, Kandi's associate challenged me to search Twitter.com for any instances where Kandi mentions TAGS boutique in her tweets. Sure enough, I was unable to find any instances where TAGS was mentioned by Kandi in her tweets in the past 2 weeks (the service limits searches to 2 weeks).

In fact, Kandi didn't respond to any of the tweets that I found from her followers who mentioned TAGS. There was no response to the woman who queried Kandi about her shop being closed during business hours the 3 times she visited.

Typical of most narcissists, Kandi didn't feel the need to respond to such petty inquiries about her shop from her followers -- until she was publicly put on blast Tuesday.

Once my post went up on Tuesday, Kandi rushed to her Twitter account where she mentioning TAGS boutique more times in that one day than she's done since the store opened.

In a subsequent interview with AJC writer Rodney Ho of Radio & TV Talk blog, Kandi disputed the fact that her boutique was on the verge of going out of business. She acknowledged that business was slow during the month of January, but she attributed the slowdown to the time of year -- not to the fact that she stopped promoting the boutique shortly after it opened.

She also explained why the boutique was closed when her Twitter follower stopped by during business hours (Kandi said she closed the shop early to attend Tiny & Toya's Alzheimer's benefit). But she didn't give an excuse for the other times the shop was shuttered.

There was no mention of the fact that Kandi selfishly continues to promote her online video streaming show on Twitter, while making nary a mention of her shop. I won't reveal who asked me to write the post about TAGS closing. But let's just say that he was quite satisfied with the sales boost the shop received from all the exposure.

Loyal reader Marlin writes:

Kandi commented on twitter that it wasnt true about what you wrote about TAGS.. but reading your story and i follow kandi, she hasnt talked about the store lately,,, she talked about the store only the first two weeks it open and hasnt mentioned it since... seems strange.. I know you said her name is on the business license, but i dont think its her store at all, i think she was probably paid as a spokes person and model, i dont think she has any financial interest in the store.. she couldnt she doesnt mention the store at all..... she even did one of the ustream chat from the store like the second week it was open and hasnt done anything from the store since.... strange...

  • http://createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    :|

  • free

    don't mess with sandra!

  • bigtyme

    maybe the shop isn't main priority...she might make more money from the ustream than the store. or she figures the clothes will sell themselves...which they won't

  • bigtyme

    on a lighter notes, those tights do nothing for her, especially in her womanly area.

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    Uhm!! I am sooo not feeling the CAMEL TOE shot so early in the morning.

  • http://twitter.com/LaydeeJustice LadyJustice *\o/*

    why dont she hire workers like Khloe and Kourtney? that way the store can stay open when shes not there.

  • http://twitter.com/LaydeeJustice LadyJustice *\o/*

    i like the top she has on

  • LilMissRed

    I agree.. cute top but wayy too early for the camel toe look... well maybe now she'll consider having the shop open more since we've been 'reminded' of it

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    KANDI! KANDI! KANDI! How could an outfit that probably looked right on the shelf go sooooooo wrong

  • Krysi J

    Well i have to admit I dig the outfit...minus the camel toe of course, I think its chic! :grin: #dontjudgeme

  • ReadTheBlog

    Mornting SR Family! :waving:

    CAMEL TOE IS NEVER IN FASHION, KANDI, nor is it sexy. Much like an exposed bra strap or revealing panty-line, this is very unlady-like.

  • sanaas

    DAMN CAN YALL GIVE IT A REST!

    SHE WAS ON USTREAM LAST NIGHT AND GAVE THE WEBSITE AND
    EVERYTHING, THE STORE IS DOING FINE!

    SHE GIVES THE ADDRESS ALL THE TIME ON TWITTER WHEN PEOPLE ASK HER.

  • http://www.democracynow.org/ Vyolet20

    i stopped reading after the word "narcissists." these rants are getting a bit old :rolleyes:

  • Daisy

    I tell you Sandra you are QUEEN of beating a dead horse

    #carryon

  • speakinmymind

    @ sanaas

    at first glance, i thought your screen name was sanASS...lol

  • ReadTheBlog

    I'm not feeling the shoes, either. The style is OK, but that color makes them look very orthopedic.

    Kandi should have called Monica to help her on said day the photo was taken.

  • sanaas

    A matter of fact she just had a spa day at her store where the ladies got free massages and free food, the mens day is coming soon.

    Damn leave Kandi alone she is doing big things she also mentioned that she is starting a charity called KANDI CARES!

  • sanaas

    speakinmymind Says:
    at first glance, i thought your screen name was sanASS…lol

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    lol lol

  • speakinmymind

    well, no need to speak on the Jigga toe Kandi's sportin in those tights...it's been covered already. i agree with KrysiJ, the look is chic but it does nothing for Kandi.

    hubby and i stopped by the boutique a few weeks ago and it's ok...run of the mill, typical "urban" boutique in ATL in my opinion. the selection was hit or miss but i liked that she carries larger sizes for us girls with the fat backs. hubby liked a coupla of the shirts and jeans for men, and she had some nice candles on display.

  • http://thecubiclechick.com STLVixen

    We all get it. Kandi is wretched and addicted to Twitter. TAGS is going out of business. Next!

  • Rod Boogie

    Vyolet20 says:

    i stopped reading after the word “narcissists.” these rants are getting a bit old

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    ^Agreed! Sheesh..somebody needs to ban Sandra from using the 'N' word for real..

  • ReadTheBlog

    She, Like many artists need to fine their niche' and stick to it. Everything isn't for everyone.

    But then again, maybe she doesn't know what it is she's looking for. I mean if I were just doing mediorce in several things, I'd probably keep trying to find the one thing that I excel in, bt I wouldn't tell anyone unless my feet were planted firmly in that arena. I thought her thing was songwriting. Maybe it should be 'toe' modeling :lol: or maybe she should look into getting paid to endorse something on Twitter since she's there so much?

  • So Official

    :lame:

  • http://hok.com ATL_Reese

    SERIOUSLY, WHO CARES????

  • Krysi J

    well, no need to speak on the Jigga toe
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    :rofl: don't start this shyt today!!

  • Daisy

    @Speak what other "urban" boutiques have you been to in the A that you are comparing Kandis shop to? I have visited Sky Boutique at camp creek they are hit or miss to me they have 5011 pair of leggins :rolleyes:

  • Kimmy

    Dang Sandra, is everyone that you dislike a narcissist? These narcissists rants are really getting old. I didn't even continue to read the post after you mentioned narcissist. I was completely turned off....enough already.

  • The Original MsG

    Why do you constantly attack black business women? I understand sometimes we make bad or risky decisions, but really many people do in business, so this is no different. It seems that your goal is not just question people's decisions, but you want to tanish their reputation and image completely. It's enough that their business may be struggling, but they have the potential to right their wrongs and move forward. I know this is a gossip blog but this seems to get really vicious.

  • aprilshelley

    I really hope this isn't true...her image is portrayed as one that is about business

  • http://twitter.com/Danielle_1984 Danielle84

    I think the outfit is cute! When I see women with tights on I don't look at the camel toe :shrug: Just not the first place my eyes go on a woman. Anyway I wish her the best of luck with the store!

    That late night wed night show she has online is FUNNNNNNY! I watched last night for the first time and I laughed so hard.

  • ohpretty1

    I guess she changed her name to Camille Twoi :rofl:
    I like the entire outfit except for the obvious.

  • sanaas

    Danielle84 Says:
    That late night wed night show she has online is FUNNNNNNY! I watched last night for the first time and I laughed so hard.
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    Kandi Koated Nights on Ustream is funny as hell Kandi and Nikki are too funny!

  • http://twitter.com/Danielle_1984 Danielle84

    @Sanaas
    I was still laughing at the lock jaw story this morning :rofl:

  • sanaas

    Danielle84 Says: I was still laughing at the lock jaw story this morning
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    and then had to go home and make up a lie to your Doctor daddy talking about you was yawning..lol

    one thing about it Kandi and co. are very honest with there
    stories..did you see it last week about pulling over to the side of the road to pleasure themselves?

  • http://twitter.com/Danielle_1984 Danielle84

    @Sanaas

    No last night was my first time watching, but I will be watching from now on. I was sooo tired this morning messing around with that. Nikki is too funny.

  • AprilRain

    That outfit is ugly and her hair is disgusting. hope she reads this cuz daym, get a new look already!!!!

  • KaraZ

    So no live chats with Kandi any time soon huh??? :lolol:

  • speakinmymind

    Daisy Says:

    @Speak what other “urban” boutiques have you been to in the A that you are comparing Kandis shop to? I have visited Sky Boutique at camp creek they are hit or miss to me they have 5011 pair of leggins
    ----------------------------------------------------
    there's a spot off North Highland (can't remember the name but it's pretty cool), then there's a coupla spots in East Atlanta that i've browsed. i find a few unique pieces here and there but i get frustrated cuz i wear a size 12 and end up having to get a 16 (if they have one) at those kinda places so i don't frequent them much. but i will hit up that spot on Camp Creek (even though i hate that area) so i can get a coupla pair of leggings.

    i'm really behind the times cuz i don't own a single pair of leggings although i see some that i would wear. it's just that everywhere you turn these days, er'body got on leggings so i'm kinda tired of them even though i don't have any...lol

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    Sandra Mae, I'm learnin your MO.

    You will fall in love with an industry person, praise them to high hell every chance you get, and then SOMETHING will go wrong that we won't be privy to and all of a sudden, that person ain't $HIT no more! LMAO!

    What happened to you and Khandi becoming homies for a minute? I remember she was supposed to be doing live chats, etc. Come to think of it, that' $hit never happend, is that what set off the "I hate Khandi" campaign? LMAO

    You my damn inspiration, Sandra, I ain't lyin. You don't be playin with these industry types. LMAO

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  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    Auntie who dis person^^^^^^^^^

  • http://oneperfectassistant.com ggouch

    The Original MsG__________________________________
    :rofl: I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mzvirgo78

    Thanks Daisy for shouting out Sky Boutique. I found a really cute top in there today. :smile: