Q&A with Judy Miller!
Why did you want to own your own business?
In 2013, after raising three children, including two girls who love fashion, I felt it was time to return to the workplace and do something that would be exciting and that I would love. After a career in fine art and interior design, I decided to follow my lifelong passion of owning my own fashion boutique.
This dream became a reality, when after years of shopping at Monkee’s stores throughout the Southeast; the opportunity presented itself to bring Monkee’s to Columbia. Seven years later, our passion is still fueled by our love of fashion, the ever changing styles and trends, our wonderful customer relationships and the opportunity to continue to work with my daughter Reece, who co-manages the store.
What sets you apart from other boutiques in your area?
Columbia is well known for women’s boutique shopping, with many options available. At Monkee’s, we focus on providing a shopping experience that goes well beyond the norm. This includes offering high-quality designer brands, many that are exclusive to Columbia, a talented and well educated staff, and a liberal approval and return policy.
In addition, Monkee’s of Columbia places excellent customer service as our top priority. We provide honest feedback in a very relaxed environment. Our goal is to uncover what customers actually want and need, while focusing on even the smallest detail to help you look and feel your best.