The Encore magazine, ‘Best of’ Awards always draw a lot of attention in Wilmington, NC. Determined by community votes, the awards are truly the voice of the people. Monkee’s won the coveted award for ‘Best Shoe Store’ in 2011. Monkee’s wants to thank all of our loyal customers who voted for us – it is truly an honor!
This store offers the most fashionable designers around: from the classic looks of Kate Spade, Tory Burch and Jack Rogers to the oh-my-gosh-gotta-have-it flair of Diane von Furstenburg. Superb shoe style abounds at Monkee’s, located in Lumina Station. As an added bonus to the large selection of designers, owner Deedee Shaw and her team put shopper satisfaction at the top of their priority list. “What makes us successful is the fact that all of our employees truly care about the store and the happiness of our customers,” Shaw explains.
With a passion for pairing sandals with pedicures, Shaw says she chose to open Monkee’s to do something she loves in order to give back to the community. Sharing her fashionista outlook with Port City women seemed a natural fit! “The outlook for the Wilmington business-scape is great,” Shaw tells encore. “I feel there are a lot of resources and guidance for new business owners.”
And in order to grow with the changing times, the owner makes sure her store reaches customers in the online world, too. On the Monkee’s website, www.monkeeswilmington.com, shoppers can scope out the scene before they venture to the store. Plus, friends of Monkee’s Wilmington on Facebook will be the first to hear about all the sales and deals as Shaw marks down the prices!
–excerpt from Encore Magazine, to read the full article click here.