Owning a clothing boutique is something I’ve dreamt about since high school. Owning my own business allows me the flexibility to spend time with my kids while they’re still little, while also doing what I love! I run the day-to-day operations of the store, but I do have a partner in crime, and couldn’t/wouldn’t do it without her – my momma, Janet Schwartz, is the one who made this dream possible!
As a longtime shopper of other Monkee’s locations, I knew how well respected the name is in the southeast and wanted to be a part of something that has such a deep, successful infrastructure. Every time I walked into another Monkee’s, I’d think to myself, “Lexington & Louisville REALLY need one of these!!”
Monkee’s is unique in that it isn’t just another clothing or shoe store. Our gift and accessory lines set us apart from everyone else! Customers know that they can always find a gift here—whether it be a luscious cashmere White & Warren sweater or a S’well water bottle. We also strive to make this a “one stop shop”—customers know they will not only find the perfect dress and heels, but will find special jewelry, handbag, sunglasses and lingerie to complete the look. The best compliment I’ve ever received was when Styleblueprint referred to us as a “mini Nordstrom.”
I’m ALWAYS 30 minutes late!!! Skinny jeans, an oversized silk blouse and bracelets stacked up my arm!