Fall is upon us, and for many of us it is our FAVORITE fashion season! After spending countless hours studying trends, shopping markets nationwide, and assisting in desiging our Mac and Me clothing and accessory line, I am pleased to share with you the must have items for the season!
We love, appreciate, and respect our military - so we are over the moon that this timeless trend is in our stores. We know comfort is important for today's busy woman, so we take great care in bringing you breathable fabrics with just the right amount of stretch to allow you to move in style! The reversible military jacket worn below on one of our corporate team members, Toni, will never go out of style! Pair it with your favorite Mainstream jeans like the patchwork girlfriend fit below.
We will always bring you the very best collection of denim, and are excited to offer you an array of styles in the comeback jean of the season- the bootcut! As women, we know we cannot have enough fun tops from fall florals to mixed fabric options with lace up details to coordinate with the other trendy handbag of the season - FRINGE!
The next three photos show one of our favorite customers - Sarah - who is a young mom juggling family, work, and the always growing daily To Do List! We love having her model because she shines from the inside. Why use professional models when we are a brand who celebrates and styles today's Mainstream woman! We always have you in mind when we put together our collections!
All of us need a new skinny jean for the season, so be sure to pick one in a fresh vintage wash like the one below. Try one of our booties in a color you do not have that will work with everything!
This season's color palette includes greys and soft browns, and our signature zipper top is a customer favorite offered in both. We will continue to bring them in - in various fabrics, colors, and textures. Since fringe is one of the season's stand out trends, adding it to your collection in a bootie is a great addition!
Sarah is happy and confident wearing one of our many poncho lightweight sweaters. This current trend is a standout with it's versatility since all women look GREAT in them! FRINGE away in this faux leather skirt. The Mac and Me multi layered necklace completes this #winning combo!
Mac and Me continues to be one of our strongest brands and we are thrilled you love it as much as we do! New styles arrive monthly such as the casual collection below. We introduced our jewelry, and are working hard to keep up with the demand! And our Mac and Me denim collection is another MUST HAVE! Try a pair on and you will be hooked!
Add a crisp new denim jacket and a versatile tunic, and don't forget about some fun new patterned pants in neutral colors!
Seventies inspiration is everywhere, and don't put away your plaid just yet!
So when the leaves start falling, you can be happy in style!
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.