Hard to believe it is July already! For most retailers July is a time to sell down on inventory in preparation for fall, but we are not like most retailers, because we listen to our customers. We are ready for the woman that has a neighborhood party to go to this month, and needs just the right outfit. Many of our customers are going on vacation now, and looking for new and fresh items to pack so she can look and feel great while travelling. Customers like this do not want the mark down items no one else wanted in most of the department stores. They want the newest items being made, and our stores have them all the time!
Our buying team is multi generational, just like our customers. They have a passion for fashion, and have the goal of bringing you the BEST COLLECTION possible all of the time. We are at markets every month. We study trends every week. We analyze fabrics and fits, but most of all, we listen. The collection above are some of the items you asked for: great fitting denim jeans, layering items for air conditioned places or cool summer evenings, and items you can mix and match so you get the most out of your purchases.
Our private label Mac and Me line allows us to be creative, and bring you exclusive items priced for anyone to afford. They are made with love from quality fabrics, in the fits you can count on. Mac and Me was created out of a void we felt was in the market for affordable jeans in buttery fabrics, bottoms that fit today's curvy woman, and everything behind it is about LOVE, FUN, and FASHION! You will see below myself and my beautiful daughter Mikayla who inspires me every day! It is a celebration of multiple generations of women who are filled with brilliant ideas, have so much love to share, and the invaluable relationship of a mother and daughter.
And moms out there with young daughters, you will probably relate to the picture of Mac and I below!
We can hardly wait for our fall Mac and Me to start arriving. It continues to sell out, and we continue to order larger quantities in our quest to have all of our customers have the opportunity to buy it! Mom's and daughter's out there have a special love between them, and that is one of the inspirations behind it.
So we invite you to shop your local Mainstream Boutique. We have dozens of stores opening in cities across the country, and we will continue to grow and build new stores and spread LOVE, FUN, and FASHION! New arrivals like the ones below are what you will find when you shop a Mainstream Boutique!
Mac and Me is our exclusive private label line. The collection celebrates the creative, accomplished women who love our stores. Mac and Me was inspired by a love for fashion shared by myself and my beautiful daughter Mikayla - who we call Mac. Just like our stores, it is multi generational. We take feedback from our customers on everything from Fabric to Fit to Function. The stories from our customers continue to inspire me every week! Just last week a new customer walked into our Apple Valley, Minnesota store and told our Manager that every time she leaves a boutique, she leaves in tears because nothing fits her. Our Manager, Amber, suggested she try on Mac and Me denim and capri's. She left with three pair, and was ecstatic about her new find!
We are hearing similar stories from many of our stores around the country, so much so, that in April, Mac and Me rose to be our NUMBER 1 LINE AS A COMPANY! There is a direct line from our customers to the Creative Team, ensuring we are manufacturing the best products to fit current trends and customer wants. For me personally, it is a dream come true. So much love, research, thought, and common sense are part of the creative process. Just like with Mainstream Boutique, we are thinking BIG!
We started with the perfect pair of skinny jeans in soft, buttery fabric with just the right amount of stretch. They sold out so fast that we added more washes, and denim capri's. We took customer feedback and brought in capri's in amazing fabric in navy, black and white. We saw similar results, and are waiting for a reorder. Our first shipment of Mac and Me hit the stores last year, and since then we have added t-shirts, novelty tops, basics, and jewelry.
Customers LOVE the fit of Mac and Me, and the consistent sizing. They come back again and again as new items arrive - knowing they can count on the fit. Mac and Me is now the go to line for our customers! One of our regular customers Amy, purchased Mac and Me denim capri's for her trip to New York, and came back in the store when she returned to buy another pair. She told the staff that she wished she had a second pair on her trip because she wore them for several days.
The staff believes in Mac and Me, and are always excited for new arrivals!
Our quest is to continue to grow and develop Mac and Me to be the best brand out there. It has given me a renewed passion, and just as when I started Mainstream Boutique out of a small bedroom in my home to over 55 stores in 18 states, I believe Mac and Me will be our number one line ongoing because it is made with the customer in mind, and LOTS and LOTS OF LOVE!
I would love to hear your experience with Mac and Me.
Do you ever feel like you are always trying to check things off your list? We, as women wear many hats - wife, mother, aunt, friend. We want to have a clean house, nutritious meals, time to exercise, volunteer and attend all the social events... We want to do it all! I want to do it all! I want to do it all with confidence, and when I look and feel my best, it does not feel like a list, but an opportunity to have a GREAT day! Have you ever found that one store that makes you feel at ease, welcomed and greeted by a stylist who actually cares? Do you want a store that has an amazing, unique collection, so you do not look like everyone else? We want to be that store for you!
Start with a great new pair of jeans in a fun new wash, or even white! Add a colorful top and a great pair of sandals, and you are ready for the day feeling confident with a smile as you greet everyone! I love having a fun denim jacket with a twist that I can layer over my favorite dress!
For an evening out I love to wear dresses! I never seem to have enough in my closet! I try to have different lengths on hand, so I have options for the last minute, unexpected get togethers. Since it is often a bit chilly with that crazy air conditioning, I pack a cardigan, and head off for some much needed casual time with my coworkers!
Amber and her mom seemed ike they were having so much fun in their Mac and me printed blouses, that this nice man had to get in a picture with them!
When you look and feel great, people want to be around you.
With Mother's Day fast approaching, we wanted to share a very special picture of Amber with her mom, Brenda. What perfect outfits for Mother's Day Brunch!
We would love for you to stop into any of our over 50 stores nationwide to experience a GREAT shopping experience. We have so many customers who hate shopping, that love our boutiques! No worries if one of our neighborhood boutiques is not near you! You can have a great online shopping experience too, by going to any of our stores Facebook pages, where you can purchase any of our daily arrivals!