Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Mill Boutique: Grand Opening Event

Hey guys! I wanted to let you all know about a big grand opening this weekend! My friend Lauren Miller and her sister, Allie Abide, will be opening their very first boutique in The Nations area of Nashville! It is called The Mill boutique and they are having an opening party this Saturday, April 25th at 11:00 a.m. with cupcakes, mimosas, and the Retro Sno food truck. The party will continue into the night with hours d'oeurves, beer and wine starting at 5:00 p.m., with live music and a drawing for an exclusive gift basket! So be sure to check it out:

Lauren Miller, left, and her sister Allie Abide, right

Lauren was a student at Ole Miss at the same time as me, but I really met Lauren when she married one of my close friends from high school and college, Alastair. Lauren has had her own online and instagram boutique, Glitter Mill, and I have ordered several items from her online store in the last year. Everything I have ordered from her is fantastic and so reasonably priced. Here are pics of their new store, The Mill:


Their new store (above) will be carrying items that range in price from $29- $90, which is MUCH more reasonably priced than other boutiques around town. I love this hot pink dress and necklaces they're carrying (below):

I am also excited about the location they picked for their store because I am also a homeowner in West Nashville (I can go on for hours about why West Nash is the best area of Nashville!!!!!!) and this is such fab news for our neighborhood! Lauren was nice enough to send me a press release so please read below for their story and all the details. Be sure to attend their grand opening party for the boutique this Saturday:

Here is their press release:


First Retail Store Opens in the Nations

On April 25th, The Mill will add commerce to the growing West Nashville neighborhood. On Saturday, April 25th, the fashionable sisters, Lauren Miller and Allie Abide, will open their clothing boutique, The Mill, in The Nations. As the Nations' first retail store, The Mill will be joining 51st Kitchen and Bar, Tin Wings and Flip Burger in bringing commerce to the burgeoning West Nashville neighborhood. 

The sisters have gained online notoriety with their social medial driven e-commerce, Glitter Mill, and will be bringing their fashion-forward taste to West Nashville with their first storefront. Miller came across the newly vacant location at 814 51st Avenue North, just a few blocks away from their house barely three weeks ago. She decided to seize the opportunity with her sister Allie in order to make their dreams of opening a clothing store a reality, as well as participate in the economic development of her own neighborhood. 

"The Nations has quickly become home to us," said Miller, who is also a homeowner in The Nations. "There are many exciting changes happening here and we have been looking forward to being able to further support the growth and expansion."

Miller and her husband first decided to invest in the neighborhood in 2011, when they bought their house. Since then, the property value of their home has increased over 40%. The addition of more commerce in their neighborhood has helped with its economic development, while continuing to increase property value. 

"The Nations brings a great sense of community and culture to Nashville," added Miller. "There is a balanced mix of unique, as well as both older and newer establishments, which in some parts of town is hard to find." 

The Mill not only helps to bring more money and culture to the neighborhood, but they also add style. The boutique features a mix of everyday basics with patterned boho styles for less than $100. The Southern girls from New Orleans bring a little NOLA flair to the cozy shopping environment, so it's like shopping in your best friends closet, without having to return the goodies later.

Please, join Lauren and Allie on Saturday, April 25th at 11:00 a.m. for mimosas, cupcakes and shopping at The Mill's grand opening. The party will continue into the evening with hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine and live music starting at 5:00 p.m., and a drawing for an exclusive gift basket that includes a gift card and hand picked items from the new boutique. Follow the Mill on Instagram (@shopglittermill) for updates on grand opening discounts and giveaways. 

About The Mill: Located in The Nations in West Nashville, The Mill is the first storefront for sisters Lauren Miller and Allie Abide of fashion e-commerce, Glitter Mill. The women's clothing boutique features unique pieces, including shoes and accessories for the fashion forward Southern woman. The Mill's price points range from $29.00- $90.00, and they offer an eclectic mix of boho, patterned pieces, as well as everyday basics. 

..... Let me know what you guys think of the store!

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