My little shop is a true labor of love that has been a long time coming. I have worked in the fashion and hospitality industries, both stateside and internationally, for almost a quarter of a century.
I also adore the art of gifting. As so, I have long been aware of the gap in our local children’s market, often finding myself forced to scour the web to find something – anything! – each time I needed a thoughtful, unique, or exciting gift. Shops offering these items existed in every foreign city I had traveled to… so, then, why not in our beautiful and international capital city? The beginnings of my dream grew out of this question.
Life happens and time passed, as it does, and my vision of a boutique waited patiently on hold as I gave birth and began to raise my daughter. Fast forward to 2020, one of the wildest times in recent history – yet, somehow, also the perfect time to revisit my dream.
And so, Mini Me Little Boutique was born. Our selection is specially curated to include unique pieces for infants, toddlers, and moms – only items that I myself would want to take home. I also incorporate my love of family as part of the store’s ethos and seek out local talent in an effort to support other small businesses, thus bringing our community together with tons of fun events, pop-ups, and collaborations. In this way, I can support my hometown while my customers can feel assured in where they choose to shop.
In an industry where brick and mortar is slowly becoming obsolete, a children’s boutique remains a necessity: a place to feel the fabric of a newborn outfit, play with a toddler toy, and confidently select that special gift for the littlest of us!
I hope that my aesthetic and vision shine through our distinctive selection at Mini Me… and that you love my little shop!