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DESIGN DARLING {THE BOUTIQUE}

If you've been reading for a couple months now, you know that I quit my first job and decided to start my own business. I've been playing coy about details so I could really nail down the concept and start putting plans in motion behind the scenes. But now I'm pulling back the curtains on my new full-time gig...
...A brand new e-commerce site featuring a tightly edited assortment of accessories and decor! The past couple months have been a blur of preparations: registering Design Darling LLC, opening wholesale accounts, talking to mentors and new friends, and working on the new site. I can't wait to share the fruits of my labor with all of you!

I have lots of favorite little brick-and-mortar boutiques where I like to peruse and pick up gifts, whether apartment accessories or jewelry or paper goods. But I had yet to find the place where all those things converge online: a one-stop shop for all the lovely little details that make a house a home and an outfit a show-stopper. Imagining that many of you might feel the same, I decided to take a leap of faith and create it myself.

When Design Darling {the boutique} goes live in early March, you'll find fabulous art, baubles, clutches, pillows, trays, and more! Whether you're decking out your new apartment with your roommates or your first home with your husband, I hope it will become your go-to shopping destination for accessorizing, decorating, and gift giving.

Sign up for the mailing list HERE and let the countdown begin!!!

79 comments:

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

Yay! Giddy with excitement and so very proud of you! I can only imagine amazing things to come for Design Darling, and given your timeless and bright sense of style I only see wonderful opportunities and success' in your future. Congrats!! xo

JWS Interiors said...

Congratulations! Sounds great. Look forward to seeing the boutique.

Carly {a simple affair} said...

Huge congrats and so excited for you! Of course I'll be signing up for the mailing list and anxiously awaiting more details. This truly sounds like it will be the perfect place to shop!

Congrats again! xoxo

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

Mackenzie I am so excited for you! Your taste is flawless and every.single.one of your readers agree. Your store is going to be one huge success and I can't wait to follow along! xo

P.S. I love this... said...

YAY! Congrats on opening your shop.. but more importantly, following your heart. I'm signing up so I can see and shop your I'm sure to be, fabulous wares.

Shannon Darrough said...

"tightly edited" meaning your fabulous taste ... This is going to be soooo good!!!

(Eileen) a creative day said...

Ahhhh so proud of you! This is so exciting, signing up for the mailing list right now! CONGRATS, I know everything is going to be fabulous and I all your readers are going to be so excited :-)

eileen
www.acreativedayblog.com

Nikki Rappaport said...

Ah yay! It's official! Do excited for you lady! Enjoy all the great feedback and hype! :)

Allyson [Mimosas in the Morning] said...

Congratulations! This is more perfect than anything I could have guessed. This is going to be such a great year for you Mackenzie! I can't wait to get started shopping!

Jessie said...

Congrats! I have been a reader for a while now and it makes perfect sense that you would have your own little boutique. I cannot wait to go shopping!

GiGi Reed said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you and can't wait to make my first purchase from your store. Keep us updated on your progess! :)

www.glamorsham.blogspot.com

jillian nicole {uniquely chic events} said...

Congrats! What an exciting new adventure! Can't wait to see the fun pieces you put in the shop!:)

Viviana said...

Congrats!! This is so exciting and I'm sure it will be a total success! I can't wait to shop on Design Darling ;) xx
fashiontruffles.blogspot.com

Capital Barbie said...

Congratulations darling! This must be a dream come true for you! So proud that you followed your dreams.

Jessica Rowe {The Aestate} said...

Congrats! I cannot wait! I know its going to be full of amazing goods.
xoxo

Ashley {styleash} said...

Congratulations! As a long time follower of Design Darling I could not be more excited! Quitting a full time job is scary- but you're really an inspiration to all of us!

xx

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Now THIS is going to be good! I am so happy for you! You give me so much inspiration and I wish you the best of luck! Im off to sign up for the mailing list! Congrats.

K.slademade said...

Huge congrats my dear! I am already signed up for the newsletter and can't wait to get details! Also just took a tour of Shopify...pretty amazing! Let me know what you think!

xo

kaitlynkirby.com said...

Congrats Mackenzie, I wish you the best. You're so inspiring following what interests you and exploring entrepreneurship fearlessly. In fact, you've inspired me! I started my own food & recipe blog and am in the process of building it up and finding my voice.

Take care,
Kirby :)

katie carlin said...

congrats mackenzie! i am so excited for you. It is so wonderful that you are following through with your goals!! Signing up for the newsletter now!!

xx
 Katie Carlin-Daily Crush

Julia - the Urban Slant said...

Congrats!! Best news in a while. I love reading stories about people following their passion -- inspires me to do just that. Signed up for the newsletter -- can't wait to get the first one! xo

Michelle @ Ten June said...

That's amazing, Mackenzie!! Congratulations : ) I am sure that with your style and taste, this little business is going to explode!

lizchewy said...

Congratulations!! Good luck in everything!! I look forward to shopping at Design Darling!!

xoxo
Lizzo

chewylove.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Congratulations! You have a good taste, so I think your boutique will be amazing. Can't wait to check it out!

silkchocolate.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

Can I inquire price range?! I'm very excited!

Elizabeth Norris said...

Congratulations! So excited for you and excited to see what's to come. I've been following you for about a year and I'm sure this new venture will be nothing short of amazing!- Elizabeth

Sara said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to check it out in March.

Lia said...

Wow congrats! You're such an inspiration and I can't wait to see your shop!
xo
Lia
Smart n Snazzy

Kelly said...

Congrats Mackenzie! As a fellow recent college grad, I feel like I can relate to you on a lot of levels (for example, I also accepted a first job and then quit when it didn't feel right) and greatly enjoy following your blog. Your awesome posts inspire me to dedicate time to my own blog as well as take time to make my life full of the beauty the world of design offers. I'm super excited for your business to launch and will be rooting for you all the way!!

Tine said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting! I've always wanted to go into business for myself. Maybe your story will inspire me to go for it!

xoxo Tine
ChicFlamingo.com

Daily Cup of Couture said...

congrats darling!!! that is so incredibly exciting! I am beyond happy for you! Cannot wait to shop!xx

Leslie said...

Congratulations! That's very exciting. :)

P.S. I hope that you'll enter my giveaway.

katie beth said...

congrats! so excited for you! and best wishes!

xx

Lisa said...

Congratulations!! What an amazing, unique idea! I can't wait to see it in March! :)

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Congratulations, Mackenzie! SO exciting! Signing up for your email list pronto.

Lily said...

How exciting !!! Cant wait to see !

xxLily
goldandgray.com

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

How exciting!!!! Best of luck Mackenzie! I know everything you pick will be beautiful! xo

The Now said...

WHOA!!!! This is HUGE!!! We couldn't be more excited for you!!!!!! Congratulations!!! xoxo a&e

Amber Interiors said...

THATS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! Awesome news babes!

I too, have similar news being officially announced tomorrow!

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

congrats, miss! bound to be a huge success!! ox

victoria | vmac+cheese said...

So so proud of you! Can't wait until it debuts. Big congrats and a hug!

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

Thank you ALL for your support. I couldn't do this without you! March can't come soon enough :)

Kelly — Of course! Everything will be priced under $200 at launch time. I am determined to source product that's affordable enough for the average twenty-something! xx

One Stylish Day at a Time said...

Such an amazing accomplishment! I wish you the best of luck and can't wait to drain my wallet on your site!

L.A. in the bay said...

Congratulations love!!! Cannot wait to see everything unfold!!!
Blessings!
xox

Bettina said...

How exciting, congratulations on your new project! Can't wait to see the site!

Dara said...

Congratulations! This has to be extrememly exciting. The blogging community keeps inspiring me! I have already signed up for the newsletter and I can't wait to see your e-boutique!

Jordan - Queen of LA! said...

Mackenzie, this is AMAZING. good for you for making lemons out of lemonade. as a longtime reader i can attest to your impeccable style and eye. i cannot wait to see what you will be offering!

huge, huge congrats. i cant wait til march!

soanthro said...

Amazing!! I'm so excited for this, congratulations and good for you!! xx

Dana {Southern Inspired} said...

YAY! Congratulations girl!! So excited for you and for your new boutique! Can't wait til it goes LIVE! ;)

Amy said...

Congratulations to you! 2012 is going to be a wonderful year.

Jackie {York Avenue} said...

Congratulations, I can't wait to check out the shop! Very excitingg!

Sarah Roads said...

How exciting! I can't wait to start shopping! Good luck with the launch!

Gabrielle Savoie said...

YAYYYY! I’m so excited and thrilled and every other happy emotion in the book! I am SO confident that you will be a HUGE success! Three cheers to you my friend! X

elembee.com said...

Congratulations!! Can't wait to see!

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Oooh Congrats Mack! So excited for your shop, I'm sure it'll be a favorite!! xoxox

Haus and Home said...

Congrats! That is so exciting. You have such great taste..I can't wait!

Tommy said...

Congrats!

terracetwenty-nine said...

I can't wait!

Gameday Stylist said...

So exciting!!

- Sara @ Gameday Stylist

Michaela said...

I'm just sooo excited for you and this new adventure!!! You are going to do so amazing! What a fantastic idea :)

Charlotte said...

So, so happy for you, Mackenzie! This is huge- good for you for going for it! I just know it'll be a great success.

Chapstick Fanatic said...

this is seriously awesome! so excited for you!

http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

Jin said...

I can't wait until March 2012!!! I'm so excited for you!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Congratulations, Mackenzie! I can't wait to see it. I'm sure you have collected some amazing sources.

Shoko said...

AMAZING! Congrats, Mackenzie! So excited for you!

meghan said...

Oh my! This is so exciting!! I know you're going to have the cutest stuff! Request? Will you diversify price points and make sure you're always offering things that suit a shower gift, a birthday party, or a best friend's wedding? That would be so fun to be able to shop without registries but still be able to get the perfect piece.

LR {SIX TWELVE PLACE} said...

Yay! Love this announcement! So very excited for you!

whitney said...

Congratulations!!! Great news. All your hard work is going to pay off, I know it. Can't wait to shop :)

cait said...

How exciting! Congratulations on your new endeavor - singed up for the email list & can't wait to see more.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Oh my goodness....how did I miss this AH-MAAAAAZING news? So, so happy for you and can't wait to see your new shop- quite sure it will be nothing sort of spectacular!!!

Megan Abigail Chandler said...

CONGRATS JUST SIGNED UP FOR THE MAILING LIST!

PMP said...

Congrats!! Just signed up for the mailing list, can't wait for the fabulouness in store!

Nat said...

I don't know how I missed this post! Congratulations on your new business venture- this is so exciting!!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

How incredibly exciting! I'm looking forward to the shop opening in March!! What a fantastic way to start the year! You rock!

Nancy said...

So excited to hear that you are opening a shop! I have always loved your blog and style so I am sure the shop will be equally great!

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