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Marcella is a women's boutique based in Lafayette, LA.  If you're looking for clothing and accessories that are on trend, super cute, and affordable, then you've come to the right place.  We strive to bring you pieces that are versatile and can easily be dressed up or down with a few styling tweaks.

 

Hi! My name is Jamie Malespin, owner of Marcella Women’s Boutique. Our goal at Marcella is to provide on-trend women’s clothing and accessories that are versatile, budget friendly and can be easily dressed up or down with a few styling tweaks. When you walk into our Main Street location, you’ll meet me and our attentive staff who offer personal styling suggestions to help you find exactly what you are looking for. 

Growing up in New Orleans, I was able to experience a big city vibe with quintessential southern charm. The food, culture, music, and language of New Orleans seem completely foreign to most of America. In New Orleans, we drink anytime, eat rich foods, listen to great music, and enjoy waterfront views on a regular basis. The neighborhood culture that reminds me of home is one of the reasons I appreciate having Marcella in the River Ranch community. I always want to provide a shopping experience that captures the feel and vibe of the local area. 

Before opening Marcella, I was a sales associate in the corporate retail industry for 15 years. The self motivation and goal reaching attitude needed to be successful in the fast paced corporate arena prepared me to take on the daily hustle of entrepreneur life. Through corporate sales, I gained a wealth of experience in customer service and pride myself on providing every Marcella customer with top notch service. My staff embraces our shopper’s individual taste from mother to daughter, or even grandmother!

When I am not in the Marcella store-front, I am focused on my husband, Jonathan, and our two young children. My daughter, Isabella (11), is a nationally acclaimed dancer who frequents competitions across the US. My son, Marcel, is a busy four year old who enjoys soccer, candy and snuggles. Jonathan is also in sales and travels frequently for his career. Our family time is busy but fun-filled. We work hard and play hard, enjoying every moment.

Being that I am almost aways on the go, I cherish the time I do have at home. I enjoy crafting and baking, most recently working on perfecting my sugar cookie decorating skills. Even in my down time, I am always finding inspiration for market buying trips to keep Marcella inventory fresh. I love following trending colors, styles and designs in not only high-end fashion, but architecture and interior design as well. 

One of my favorite parts of owning a business is being able to lend my influence to help the community. My husband is an Army veteran and through Marcella, we have been able to donate to multiple military family events. In addition to supporting our local armed forces, Marcella frequently donates to local schools in their fundraising efforts. I love being able to connect with people who may not be local shoppers. Supporting the community allows me to reach out and work with so many people I may not otherwise have had the opportunity to know. Fashion is about so much more than shopping, it brings us together!

Since becoming a retailer on Main Street, I have met so many welcoming faces, and I know there are so many more residents still to meet! I invite all the lovely ladies of the River Ranch community to come and shop Marcella - the perfect mix of fun, flirty, and chic. You can find soft prints, trendy jewelry pieces, cute clutches, and shoes to complete the perfect outfit all in one store! We also offer online shopping at www.shopmarcella.com as well as a VIP shopping group on Facebook. You can also follow Marcella on Instagram at @shopmarcella. Marcella is located next to Tim & Tia’s and is open Monday through Friday 10am - 5:30pm and Saturday 10am - 4pm.