Monkee’s Named Exclusive Retailer of Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James Collection

Monkee’s Boutiques Named Exclusive Retailer of Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James Collection

Retailer Begins Selling the Southern-Inspired Line

(September 2016)  Monkee’s Boutiques is proud to announce that it is the first retailer of Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James lifestyle brand.

Monkee’s boutiques here and throughout the country are now selling a limited edition assortment from Witherspoon’s Draper James collection. You are invited to get a first look at this highly sought-after fashion line with the decidedly southern drawl. Monkee’s, a national franchise with a location in our area, is the only store to sell Witherspoon’s Draper James collection outside of Draper James’ online operation and their only retail store, located in Nashville, Tennessee.

Draper James is a retail brand with a focus on fashion, accessories and home décor inspired by the American South.  The brand is named after Reese’s grandparents, Dorothea Draper and William James Witherspoon, who remain today her greatest influences.

“We’re excited to be offering this coveted brand in our stores,” said DeeDee Shaw, Founder and Co-CEO of Monkee’s. “Monkee’s is a must-shop for any southern fashionista and Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James collection embodies southern style. It is a perfect fit. We can’t wait for our customers to have the rare chance to shop this collection in person.”

The Draper James brand is true to its Southern heritage with bright, lively and girly prints, and the team and its customers live by its “unapologetically pretty” mantra.

“Draper James is dedicated to making pretty, feminine clothes. We love color and we aren’t afraid of a pattern or two. Monkee’s has a like-minded aesthetic and a clear passion for dressing southern women, so we feel it’s the perfect partnership,” says Andrea Hyde, CEO of Draper James. “We are excited to share the many special pieces of our collection with the Monkee’s customer and to have a presence specifically in college towns that embody the Southern Draper James spirit.

The women’s fall 2016 assortment will feature signature Draper James styles, including flattering, feminine dresses and separates meant to be playfully worn and mixed together.  In addition, the collection includes accessories and home essentials for the perfect tailgate experience featuring quintessential southern sayings. Check out some of the looks here.

The 10 Monkee’s store locations where the Draper James limited edition collection will be carried are:

  • Asheville, North Carolina
  • Blowing Rock, North Carolina
  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Columbia, South Carolina
  • Greenville, South Carolina
  • Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Lexington, Kentucky
  • Cincinnati, Ohio

About Monkee’s Franchising, LLC

Monkee’s Franchising, LLC is a franchisor of upscale ladies’ boutiques specializing in shoes, clothing, and accessories. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Monkee’s was founded in 1995 and has become one of the most successful organizations of independently owned boutiques in the Southeast. Our boutiques can now be found in Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia and we are excited as our growth continues nationally. Monkee’s is recognized throughout this region as a leader in providing the finest fashions from the world’s top designers. For more, visit

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