Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Raushona JenkinsHarris has a motto: “Why envy me, when they can envy you?” Her envious sense of fashion style, combined with her nickname –NV—led her to open NVme Boutique in University City.
Raushona JenkinsHarris always wanted to open a clothing store. "Since I was a little girl, I just shopped, shopped, shopped," she said. “People would say, 'I envy you! I love those shoes,'” and ask her where she found her great clothes." JenkinsHarris now shares her fashion sense through her boutique, NVme Boutique on 7809 Olive Blvd. Her store carries women’s fashions, handbags, accessories and shoes. She also has a custom line of potpourri, scented oils and Shea butter lotions that she creates herself. None of her clothing is priced over $60 and the priciest item in the shop are her travel bags, marked at $150. She will be moving the boutique to a larger store at the corner of Delmar and Hamilton this spring. The plaza, Gotham Annex, is …
NVme Boutique on 7809 Olive Blvd will soon be moving to a larger space in the new Gotham Annex on Delmar and will be adding men’s fashion to the mix.
NVme Boutique carries women’s fashions, handbags, accessories and shoes. Owner Raushona JenkinsHarris also sells a custom line of potpourri, scented oils and Shea butter lotions that she creates herself. None of her clothing is priced over $60 and the priciest item in the shop are her travel bags, marked at $150. The boutique will be closing Feb. 13 as JenkinsHarris prepares to move the store to a new shopping plaza, Gotham Annex, on Delmar and Hamilton. She said the new location will have 2,400 square-feet, more than twice the size of her current shop. The extra room will not only allow her to display more clothing, but it will give her the space needed to expand into menswear. She said her backroom is overflowing with clothes she can’t …
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Students at Delmar-Harvard have collected nearly 500 pairs of shoes for charity.
Students at Delmar-Harvard Elementary School stepped up to the challenge of collecting shoes for charity. The box says 'Share A Pair' and that's exactly what the students did, bringing in nearly 500 pairs of shoes. Boxes and bags in the hallway in front of the principal's office overflowed with shoes; pink snow boots, red Crocs and a pair of red, white and blue slippers teetered on top of the mound of shoes. Principal Nicalee Stephens said the goal was for the St. Louis community to collect 20,010 pairs of shoes in 2010. "Our students did a fantastic job," said Stephens. The shoes will go to MERS-Goodwill to help fund its mission of assisting local people to find work and live more independently.