High-end fashions get a price check at Beverly’s Mint.The Cabot Street neighborhood in Beverly recently welcomed a new neighbor: Mint Boutique, a unique consignment store with some big names like Gucci, Fendi, and Chanel, as well as rare jewelry and designer jeans.
The four owners, Linda Moskow, Pam Simmons, Nancy McCarthy, and Betsy Goldberg, are all deeply rooted on the North Shore and are either former or current local business owners. They share a combined approach of creating a store that has a fresh new take on consignment, with a play on the clothes being in “mint” condition, according to Moskow.
“Our goal is to be one of a kind; a new type of consignment store that incorporates all of our personalities in the freshest way,” Moskow explains. “We want to attract the mom, the business woman, the college student, the style-conscious consumer, and those who recognize that you can have a great wardrobe without spending a ton of money.”
The walls of Mint are lined with racks of cocktail dresses, skirts, jeans, blouses, tank tops, t-shirts, shorts, khakis, shoes for every occasion, and even cosmetics. The front counter is adorned with original pieces of jewelry, including earrings, necklaces, watches, bracelets, and rings, while two large dressing rooms are located just two steps up from the main room.
On a recent visit, a fuchsia Calypso summer dress with ruffled shoulders and an accented neckline was discovered. Normally, Calypso of St. Barth sells its dresses for up to $375, but this stunning knee-length steal was available for $58. Match this chic ensemble with a pair of black designer stilettos and enjoy a night out on the town.
“It’s about developing relationships and keeping those relationships and treating your customers well,” says Moskow. “We hope to make a difference by giving back to the local community and beyond.” Together, the four women of Mint aim to develop a warm and friendly atmosphere in their boutique, and they believe that in the end, it’s customer service that really makes a shopper’s experience a memorable one.
“We want people to want to be here,” Moskow explains. “Not just to shop, butÂ to feel connected to the community. 174 Cabot St., Beverly, 978-927-6468, themint
boutique.com.Â -Terri Ogan, photograph by Brianna Moore