Once August hits, there are two things on many people’s minds: the end of summer and the excitement that fall will soon be here. To help ease the change, Mellie & Emilia, an urban boutique in Winston-Salem, is hosting an exciting Pre-Fall event on Friday, August 24th from 11 am – 6 pm and Saturday, August 25th from 10 am – 4 am.
“For our Pre-Fall event, there’s going to be food and drinks, door prizes, and specials. On Saturday, we’ll also have multiple vendors showing off their latest lines,” said owner Courtney Myers. “It will definitely be a fun-filled weekend. I love any reason to celebrate, whether it be a milestone, anniversary, or big event. This time of the year always seems to sneak up on you, so why not celebrate it?”
Courtney has invited top of the line vendors, who are regularly sold at the boutique, to the event. These vendors include Peppertrain, Sylvia Benson, and Narrowlines. Also, all of the new fall tops, pants, denim, dresses, sweaters, and sweatshirts are going to be at the boutique by the time of the celebration.
“I love fall and all of the clothes for the fall weather. Back in February, I was in New York City and ordered pieces for this year. By the time the event gets here, the fall items are going to be on the floor. So this is also going to be the perfect time to stock up on clothes for school. After all, pre-fall is a big time for shopping,” said Courtney.
Mellie & Emilia has something for women of all ages that includes pieces and accessories to put together an outfit from head to toe. According to Courtney, the boutique’s clientele includes moms shopping for their daughters and themselves, older women, and students on the search for the perfect school look. Lastly, the Pre-Fall event ties into Mellie & Emilia’s mission of giving back to their community.
“For the Pre-Fall weekend, if you bring in two school items, you get 20% off one full priced item; three items are 30% off one full priced item; four items are 40% off one full priced item; and five items for 50% off one full priced item,” explained Courtney.
The festivities for pre-fall and the end of summer mirror the mission of Mellie & Emilia who always puts their customers first and gives them a personalized experience. The boutique has a relaxed atmosphere and makes sure everyone who walks in is treated like a friend. Courtney strives to build relationships with her customers and encourages them to take their time and enjoy shopping. To assist in creating a comfortable and memorable experience, Mellie & Emilia offers a kids’ room for their customers. While their parents browse, kids can have a ball with the plethora of toys, a little kitchen, comfy sofa, and more.
After the Pre-Fall event has ended, Courtney has big plans for the shop in the months going forward.
“My vision has always been to expand into more than one boutique, and I want to make that happen,” stated Courtney. “There is so much potential and many options for Mellie & Emilia to grow. We are going to take it day by day and can’t wait to see what the future holds.”
Mellie & Emilia is located at 365 Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem. Call (336) 930-5303 or visit online at mellieemilia.com. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram.