New Boutique Opens In Farmington
FARMINGTON — A new boutique in Farmington offers stylish clothes, unique gift items and fashionable shoes for local customers.
“We want to bring something to our area so you don’t have to drive to Fayetteville to get it,” said Melissa Rupe, who owns the shop along with Ali Johnson. “We want to keep it local for our community.”
Market & Main is located at 18 E. Main St., next to Briar Rose. The boutique opened on weekends in March and officially opened with regular hours on April 3.
The shop has clothes for women and children, jewelry, sandals, swimsuits and beach accessories. Gift items include coffee mugs, candles, kitchen gadgets, dish towels and hot mitts. The shop has several unique gifts with a pig theme, such as a paper tower holder and a bottle opener.
This is the first boutique owned by the two women, though Rupe also owns Caterpillars to Butterflies day care center in Farmington.
Johnson’s children stay at Caterpillars to Butterflies and the two friends began talking about going in together on a boutique.
“We’ve had a strong interest in it. We like style for ourselves,” Rupe said.
Rupe brings her business experience to the boutique and considers herself an entrepreneur. Johnson brings her marketing background to the shop.
“All the doors opened and it just felt right,” Rupe said. “We think God definitely played a part in it.”
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Market & Main, a new boutique.
Gifts available in Market & Main, include coffee mugs, dish towels and kitchen mitts.