Millie & Maude, Inc

 

Millie & Maude Boutique opened over 6 years ago, offering the latest in fashion trends that were not easily found in our local market.  My philosophy is that you shouldn't have to drive over an hour to shop for unique and trendy women's clothing, and that supporting local business owners is of the utmost importance.  That idea has evolved over the past 2 years, and we’ve transformed, if you will, into focusing on 3 main business practices. While I don’t carry the same fashions I did when I began, my focus has shifted into repurposing, teaching what I know, and uplifting women.

Owner Lori Mitchell has dreamed of owning her own clothing and accessory boutique since high school, and after many years of retail management, had the opportunity to open Millie & Maude Boutique.  Two years ago, she merged her business with a long-time friend and now business partner, Yvette Morgan of Modern Charm, and moved into a space that allows for that shift in business.  Lori now spends much of her time repurposing pieces she finds second-hand, taking special orders and creating new-again items, and teaching classes such as Style Workshops, Denim Painting, Sashiko Stitching, and Deconstructed T’s. She also provides professional bra fittings through Essential Bodywear, changing women’s lives by simply changing their bra.