My oldest daughter’s departure to college last fall woke me up. How did my little baby become old enough to move out and how did I get old enough to have a daughter old enough to leave home.
Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with all the details of my life, but these last six months have had me taking inventory. In my twenties I swore I would be vigilant and live each day with meaning. My thirties were filled with new babies and launching my business. These past few months I’ve been mourning the passage of time, but today, I feel motivated to be vigilant once again and to make the best of each day. So, change is upon us!
When Russell and I started Majamas, we quit our steady jobs, mortgaged the house and put all we had into it. We eventually opened a store attached to our office in the Oak Park Arts District and it has been operating since 2004. We are located next to the Buzz Café and rent the building owned by Laura and Andrew. They have been terrific landlords and their business has definitely contributed to the success of ours. We have had some wonderful neighbors in the OPAD like Pamela Penney, Val’s Halla, Lisa Nordstrom, Liz Gaylord, Nancy and Bill Creighton and so many more.
I always knew this day would come. Nothing stays the same and just as my daughter has grown up and moved away, so must Majamas Boutique. It’s time for us to take another leap and implement the next phase of our business and in doing this, we have to move into a larger space. Big buildings are hard to find in Oak Park and even though the Oak Park Development has been terrific in trying to help us find a bigger space, we just can’t seem to find the right one. So, we are heading to the city where our new space will allow us to have fashion shows, parties for our clients and even monthly sales we hope you’ll attend. We will still have our online retail sites (see addresses below) and a full showroom in our new space. We intend to continue stocking other lines we love like Kickee Pants, Jelly Cat toys, Zutano and our new baby line Shirley & Victor so you can still give the most unique gift to any new momma and baby. In addition, we will be expanding our Eliseo line designed for all women seeking beautiful clothes and of course, our awesome bras are available on our site and in the River Forest Whole Foods store. We will be closer to our contractors who sew our lines and will remain committed to keeping everything made right here in the USA.
We will miss working in Oak Park, but Russell and I will continue to reside here. Thank you to all our wonderful and loyal customers these past 11 years. It has been a pleasure working with each and every one of you! We have learned a lot from our clients and without your input and loyalty we would never have made it to this next step. Stay connected with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram your looks to us. Please don’t lose touch Oak Parkers!
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-Germaine, MAJAMAS Company Owner & Designer
Previously Posted on January 28, 2015