In preparation for our in-store Stuff the Bag Sale tomorrow, we want to re-introduce you to our dedicated team here at The Curated Closet.
First up is owner and founder, Marni:
My name is Marlinie. In “real life”, I’m in finance. That’s my bread and butter, so to speak. But, my real passion is fashion. And travel. And food. Shoes. I love shoes. OK, I have a passion for the good things in life!
My fashion passion dates back a long time. Since the late 80’s, when I discovered that fashion was not a great way to support a family...and I went into finance. But, back in 2005, still hankering to do something in fashion, I designed my own line of wedding gowns! Under-capitalized, I put out one season and went back to Corporate America with my tail between my legs. But smarter for it.
I recently went through some changes in “real life” that have afforded me the opportunity to work in finance less, fashion more. I jumped on it!
Introducing, The Curated Closet. I often get to shop at sample sales and trunk sales and overstock sales, higher end department store overstock lots, and even some pre-sales that gets me access to some great pieces! That has left me with lots of great stuff…and an idea for a new business opportunity. I am going to be selling those great picks, online via my website – thecuratedcloset.net and in my new brick & mortar store in Doylestown, PA!
Additionally, I’ll be blogging. Or trying to. Time - I don’t have enough of it. Who does?
I think I’m pretty interesting. I have stuff to say. I’ve definitely led an interesting life. I enjoy storytelling and passing on good info, great bargains, great restaurants and great places to travel. Along with a smattering of smart alec quips here and there. Because I also think I’m pretty witty. And a good dose of sarcasm. I’m working on cutting back on that. (OK, I’m not….) And, sometimes I’ll blog about current events in order to get us talking. Interacting. Sure, we enjoy shopping, but that doesn’t mean we’re not intelligent women with thoughts and opinions to share regarding the world we live in! I’d love to use my blog as a kind of an interactive journal. So please, feel free to comment and interact!
All of my finds are items I would wear myself.
You will see a lot of dresses in my store. Because I love dresses. My co-workers and friends think it’s because I’m “girly”. And, I am. But that’s not why I love dresses…it’s because I’m lazy. Dresses are an easy way to look put together without a lot of effort, IMO.
I also offer a “girls night” at the store. If you have a party of 4 or more and want to “pre-game” your girls night out here - you may! You’ll have the store to yourselves to drink a little, eat a little, and shop a lot.
I also host events at the store. We have a cozy sitting area, and I love to partner with other local businesses and help each other grow our customer base. So far, we’ve had a LipSense event, a styling event with styling, health & beauty pros, a skin care event, wine tastings with One Hope Winery, a Pampered Chef party, and a fun collaboration with Laura Roller of Philly Fairy Hair!
I hope you enjoy your visit to The Curated Closet, and please return. Feedback also always appreciated.