Consumers are always looking for fun gift ideas, unique purchases, and last-minute grabs. Whether it’s a birthday present or something special for Valentine’s Day, Riley Kellum, 21, has a creative solution for shoppers.
Downtown Grenada is experiencing a renaissance. The historic Grenada square and surrounding areas were once home to many vacant, abandoned buildings. But after several large investments in the past few years, the area is emerging from despair. With a new aesthetic and energy, downtown Grenada could soon become a tourist destination.
The University of Mississippi is known for having one of the best accounting schools in the country. Ole Miss is also known as the “Harvard of the South” for its outstanding law program. The university, however, is lacking in the fashion department. During one of my IMC 205 classes, my professor introduced us to some upcoming IMC classes. Mr. Scott Fiene, who is the assistant dean for curriculum and assessment, listed just a slide full of 300-level IMC courses. One included IMC 361 Fashion Promotion. I immediately got in my course favorites and added the class. I knew this was going to be the closest I could get to a fashion course at this school.
When University of Mississippi integrated marketing communication majors Lindy Goodson and Elizabeth Lanford were trying to come up with an outfit last year for (sorority) bid day, they never expected their creativity would lead to a business and office space at Insight Park on the UM Campus.
In an effort to reduce waste for our environment, more people are turning to used clothing. Thrift stores are popping up on every corner, and customers are looking for unique items. Whether it’s finding that perfect dress for formal or shoes that complete an outfit for a fraction of the price, there is treasure to be found at the bottom of bargain bins. Some people know how to capitalize on the treasures they find, and others add their own touch to clothing.
If there is one thing that can be supported in a college town, it is a T-shirt shop. However, the idea of selling Ole Miss and Greek life T-shirts in Oxford has become a saturated business market, with a number of T-shirt designers and retailers moving to town to support this need over the last couple of decades. Two entrepreneurial college students came to Oxford and identified a deficit in the market for cool vintage clothing.
Pop. Fizz. It’s that satisfying sound you hear when you open a soda that triggers your caffeine addiction. It’s also a place for clothing addicts. Popfizz Boutique, with locations in Oxford and Jackson, is a popular place to find the latest trends. The stores are owned and operated by four Ole Miss alumni who never imagined it would be part of their future.
When most Oxford locals hear the words “Rafters” or “The Annex,” they may only think of bars on the Square. Few know about the venues’ music influence. Each business owned by the Chadwick family has its own unique music style, and much work is involved in distinguishing them from other Square businesses.
Lips (and numbers) Don’t Lie: Olive Branch entrepreneurs sell lipstick, earning money from multi-level marketing
When Leigh Harville was teaching second graders two years ago, she never imagined she would one day work from home and control her own career. Today, she is her own boss. This is a result of her passion for helping others fueled by the freedom multi-level marketing provides.
You’ve probably heard their names before, whether it’s from the movie, “The Blind Side,” or passing by the Tuohy Center on the Ole Miss Campus. Leigh Ann Tuohy and her daughter, Collins, are diehard Rebel fans with a love for family, football, and giving back to the community.
A Sister Moon may soon rise in Oxford. A University of Mississippi student who has made a name for herself locally and beyond selling unique handcrafted jewelry is embarking on a new family business. Young entrepreneur Sara Caroline Bridgers, 19, is working on a new venture with her older sister, Alli Bridgers, called “Sister Moon.” They plan to create an embroidery business personalizing clothing and accessories with special sayings, some that are unique to the Bridgers family.
Fashion has always been around, but it’s now more vivid in our social media world. That is exciting for Natchez native Marli Vaughan, 19, who is pursuing a degree in visual communications at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, California.
Square businesses expect a large, revenue-generating crowd, and Sadie Wilson from University Sporting Goods said all employees will help with the big weekend.
Many freshmen struggle with things like homesickness or fitting all of their clothes in their closets when they move in. Lindy Goodson, however, was juggling interviews and social media appearances with national news publications and magazines.
Driven and full of sass, Oxford native Madison McCay is a sophomore at the University of Mississippi and part-time employee at Oxford’s Blo Dry Bar.
UM senior Kirsten Faulkner became interested in photography in the spring of 2017 when she signed up for a photojournalism course at the University of Mississippi. Always creative, the Metropolis, Illinois broadcast journalism major expresses it through photography.