Bottega Collection is a women's clothing boutique. They are always on the hunt for popular styles and trendy fashions - and they can't wait to welcome you into the Family! They want women to know that they are beautiful and they are going to let them know it as much as possible. They want to inspire women to know that they are powerful, that there is greatness within them, that they can be the light to those around them. That's one reason that they set aside a portion of every sale to go towards lending money to women entrepreneurs around the world via Kiva.org - see what loans they are providing by visiting their team page - you can even join in on the action with them! Find them on social media at the links below.
While attending college at the University of Alabama, Heather Sands had a dream to one day open a retail clothing store. She attended law school at Mississippi College School of Law before returning to Mobile, AL in 2012. She practiced law for two years before making the decision to go after the dream she had in her heart for several years. In July 2014, Chic Jolie made its online debut, bringing chic & modern clothing styles to the eCommerce world.
Chic Jolie became a tenant at the Urban Emporium in February 2015 and opened it's first storefront location in November 2015. They are focused on offering beautiful styles in clothing, shoes, and accessories to the modern woman. They strive for excellent customer service and quality merchandise at affordable prices. Chic Jolie continues to grow and provide top quality fashions to women across the country.
Keep up with the latest updates from their growing business on Facebook (Chic Jolie Boutique), Instagram (@shopchicjolie), Twitter (@shopchicjolie), and Pinterest (@chicjolieboutique).
Hot Dogs & Cool Cats
Hot Dogs and Cool Cats offers the highest quality pet foods and accessories available. Where possible, products are produced sustainably and in North America. Healthy pets need a healthy diet; handsome pets need adorable accessories!
Adline C. Clarke owned and operated Black Classics Books & Gifts, an African-American specialty bookstore and gift shop from 1998-2011. In 2012, the company began operating as “Jambalaya” in the Urban Emporium to test the waters downtown.
“For most of my adult life, I have lived and worked in downtown Mobile. I have watched the business and entertainment district transform from a virtual ghost town when I began working at the Mobile Press Register to the beautiful, vibrant district that it has become,” Clarke said. “I love downtown Mobile.”
Clarke pursued her dream of opening a specialty bookstore after working as a newspaper journalist for nearly 20 years. She is a former business editor and city editor of the Mobile Press Register. In 2013, she was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives. She represents District 97, which includes downtown and mid-town Mobile, Brookley and part of the Dauphin Island Parkway area.
Clarke is a graduate of Spring Hill College, Leadership Mobile and Leadership Alabama. She is a member of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce and received Eagle Awards from the Chamber twice. One of her favorite activities is participating in Mobile International Festival, where she represents The Gambia, located near Senegal on the southwest Coast of Africa. She has yet to visit the country, but has learned about it from an African trader from whom she purchased beads, baskets and other collectibles for many years. Jambalaya seeks to provide a variety of quality gift and collectible items at reasonable prices.
With the universal use of cell phones, it’s inevitable that out-of-towners are going to pronounce the name of this beautiful city - mo•bil, like a phone. They felt compelled to educate the masses on the correct diction of their beloved hometown – it’s pronounced moh*beel!
Very Vintage was founded in 2008. Abby Stimpson and her mother, Pat Schneider, both shared an enthusiasm for collecting vintage jewelry and accessories. They love to repurpose old jewels into new one-of-a-kind pieces. Very vintage carries antique to modern accessories from inexpensive to extravagant! So whatever your taste, budget or time period - they are the place to start and finish your shopping.