Magnolia Moon, a small boutique on Mason Street in Fort Collins, opened its doors on May of 2014. After a successful first year, they outgrew this space and now reside in Old Town, within the historic Northern Hotel. With a Master’s Degree in Apparel Merchandising from Colorado State University, founder and owner Cameron Moon’s journey to business ownership was a long one. Cameron found herself caught in the middle of the 2008 economic recession, with job cuts and hiring freezes eliminating the internships in New York she had lined up. While visiting a friend in Fort Collins she fell in love with Colorado and although she was broke, distraught and living with her parents she still had her long- time dream of opening her own clothing boutique. It was at this point that Cameron came back to the city she fell in love with and after what she would describe as the “hardest journey ever, but with a don’t give up attitude” she set her dream in motion and finally opened Magnolia Moon.
The name Magnolia Moon was inspired by a Magnolia tree that grew in Cameron’s Alabama backyard. She associates the tree with southern hospitality, being warm and inviting, which is the goal of her boutique, “create a warm and inviting space where customers feel welcome and where meaningful connections can be made while fostered with the community”.
With great bargains and even greater clothing Magnolia Moon prides themselves on unique, good quality, affordable and versatile pieces that are easily transitional with seasons and settings. While remembering her roots, Cameron caters to students and young professionals who do not have a lot of disposable income but who are looking for high-quality, versatile pieces. The team wants to ensure that everyone who walks through the door will find something they like; whether it’s casual, affordable basics, new work wardrobe, great interview outfit or dresses for special events.
Cameron’s road to success has not been an easy one, but when you visit her boutique you will see how her dedication and perseverance to realizing her dream has created this very special shop that I fell in love with immediately upon entering. I strongly suggest you stop by the next time you pass through town, you won’t be disappointed.
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