Thursday, April 30, 2009

sneak peek

Only one more day...and MINT for your HOME will open its doors!
Here is a little sneak peek of what you might find....

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

why resale?

There was a time when “resale” stores were dark, grimy thrift shops where you would shamefully dig for an oversized pair of overalls to sport for the annual square dance at the church fellowship hall. But as we all know, times are changing and the resale route has become a common road for many shoppers.

Shopping resale is no longer shameful for the Louis toting soccer mom who would have once scoffed at purchasing an item “previously owned by someone else!” Believe it or not, it’s actually the hottest trend in the shopping circuit.

Conversations between you and your girlfriends have likely changed in the past few months. You probably went from talking about manis and pedis to budgets and mortgage rates. Not too appealing if you ask me. But we are facing a time where we, the women of the household, must be conscientious of how much money we spend on tube of toothpaste, much less the grooming of our feet.

It’s all about giving up something these days…to save money – to save the environment.

But DO you have to give up everything?

I don’t think so.

I truly believe that a woman should never have to sacrifice her sense of style. Her wardrobe and her home should be a refection of who she is. That is why I believe that “great style was MINT to be shared.”

Monday, April 13, 2009

ode to elizabeth....

Do you have a friend that can read your mind? One that can complete your sentences, knows what you are thinking before you do, and supports the decisions you make on a daily basis?
What if that friend was also your employee? What a blessing, right?
My dear Liz came to work for me the first month the store was opened in August of 2007. She walked into MINT in a t-shirt and jeans with her class schedule on a sticky note! Who would have thought that day that she would soon become part of the MINT family...a part of MY family, too?!? Elizabeth has been with me for almost 2 years now and has been the Store Manager at MINT for half of that time.

You might catch her saying that MINT is HER store...and well, it sorta is. She has poured her heart, her energy, and her time into "our" store for the past two years.....

and now...
she's leaving me for the BIG CITY!

As appealing as it sounds to run a consignment shop in Mississippi, the internship that she has with Escada in NYC is tearing her away! I am SO proud of her! After a summer of interning with Escada in London, they didn't hesitate to offer her a similar position in New York.

She is not just employee. She has become one of my dearest friends who I can count on for anything, not just at the store! She is loyal, hard-working, passionate, brutally honest, and unique. She loves my child. She has a great sense of style and an eye for color. She is confident and compassionate. She may have gotten her start at a little consignment shop in Mississippi, but for Liz, the sky is the limit!

I almost didn't make it through SPRING BREAK without her! What on earth will I do when she is gone for good?!?

We love you! Can't wait to come visit!

Disclaimer: Bob and Kathy...if May comes and you can't find your daughter....I had NOTHING to do with it!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

On the eve of the bag sale....
(at 11pm they were a little delirious but still working hard)
I couldn't make it through a bag sale Saturday without my wonderful crew!
They lined up early and were ready to roll when we opened the doors!
This sweet girl had a plan! Grab what you want..THEN stuff your bag!
(I'm pretty sure she got about 10 pair of jeans...including a pair of True Religions!)

Once again, the BIG BAG SALE was a great success!
We can't wait until September!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

We're not just clothes anymore!

MINT has spent the past year and a half helping you find cash in your closets and look great for less as a women’s consignment boutique. But why stop with your wardrobe? MINT is excited to bring a whole new dimension of consignment shopping to the Golden Triangle!

On May 1, 2009, MINT will expand its space and services to sell home furnishings and accessories. Located in the same shopping center as the boutique, the home store will feature antiques, eclectic accessories, architectural oddities, and sophisticated furnishings.

We cannot wait to open the doors in May, but for now, we need YOUR help!

Are you spring cleaning?

Trying to make an extra buck?

Thinking of having a garage sale?

Want a simple solution? Just leave all the work to us!

We are accepting consignments NOW!

To schedule an appointment, please call me at 601/562-0596,
or email me at
*If you are in the Jackson area and would like to consign items with us, we will be happy to work with you to collect your items and get them to Starkville!

In today’s world, we are all more budget-conscious and environmentally aware. Consignment allows you to earn extra cash and to get some really great buys – all while reusing and recycling. I truly believe that a woman should never have to sacrifice her sense of style. Your wardrobe and your home should be a reflection of who you are, and that is why “great style was MINT to be shared.”

We look forward to seeing you in our new HOME STORE soon!