The Mint Fashion Exchange is that rare clothing store – mindful of the past, in-line with the contemporary, and energized by what we create for the future.
First opening its doors in July of 2008, this economically and ecologically sensible shop offers excellent resale fashions: designer jeans, name-brand casual wear, amazing designer handbags, and interesting finds. Here, you can “save a mint” while refreshing your wardrobe. Finding a good deal is always in fashion.
At THE MINT, we’re adding inventory almost daily. All are designer and name-brands, and in nearly-new, great shape!
If you’ve got something at home that you’re not in love with, bring it in! Let’s see if it’s a potential treasure for someone else.
Marie Herring, owner
Marie Herring has lived in Simi Valley since 2002. She brings to the business many years of keen attention to people, preferences, clothing, and accessories. A savvy shopper, Marie builds her collection with real people in mind, an eye on current trends and timeless classics that are a staple in every wardrobe.
In addition, her experience growing up on farmland in the Midwest has given her an appreciation for the longevity of well-made things and the interconnectedness of materials, commodities, and community. She loves exploring second hand shops and flea markets, as well as finding eco-friendly ways to run her store.
When Marie isn’t working at her store advising her shoppers on the best values and styles that work for them, she enjoys designing her own up-cycled creations, singing, spending time with her husband or walking her baby, Poppy.
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My husband Peter and I stopped into a local pet supply store that was sponsoring an adoption day. We realized that fostering was the best way for us to select a pet that was a good fit for us and our living environment. We signed up to be fosters right then and there as they were in great need of a foster home for a dog recently hit by a car.
Poppy was dropped off sight unseen the very next morning. I couldn’t help but wonder what we had gotten ourselves into. Since Peter was already at work, I was the first to meet this very sad, dirty, sick and injured soul. He could not walk, he wouldn’t eat, I had to carry him and he kept getting sick all over himself.
Poppy had his initial visit with the vet clinic the day after we received him. From there I took him for acupuncture appointments and physical therapy. His spirits picked up but the leg continued to deteriorate and his paw developed a sore from being dragged on the ground. Unfortunately, after two months of therapy, the nerve tissue in Poppy’s leg had not healed. It needed to be removed.
You should see him now, chasing the other dogs around the dog park. He seems so relieved to have the dead weight removed. It was a burden. Without the leg he could manage his balance and maneuver more agilely. Occasionally he may wipeout, or take a nose dive, but he gets up and keeps moving forward.
Needless to say, we could not part with this amazing creature. He had become such an inspirational part of our home and our lives. We adopted him. Our home became Poppy’s forever home. He is a part of us and our family and we are so blessed.
I love being able to bring Poppy to work with me. He is such a happy dog. Feel free to ask about Poppy. He’s usually around THE MINT somewhere and loves meeting new people and having his belly rubbed.