If there is one thing I am pretty sure we can all agree on, it’s that El Paso is FULL of so many amazing locally small women-owned businesses. Whether it’s women who created their small business as a side hobby during the pandemic or women who have been hustling for years to fulfill their passion; our community thrives on supporting locally owned small businesses.

One local small business owner, Malorie Delgadillo Mckinney, is celebrating not one but two milestone in her small business journey this weekend.

Love Alumni Boutique at The Mija Market
Love Alumni Boutique at The Mija Market
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Malorie is the owner and founder of Love Alumni Boutique, a mobile boutique that aims at supporting other locally women-owned small businesses.

"This bus we actually bought from a man that was using it as an ice cream truck and it was black and rusted and it wasn't very easy on the eyes,” said Malorie.

Malorie was able to turn a small beat-up school bus into a mobile boutique and now she is happy to celebrate her one year anniversary and the grand opening of her first storefront location for Love Alumni Boutique.

Courtesy: Love Alumni Boutique
Courtesy: Love Alumni Boutique
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When I first met Malorie in 2021, her mobile boutique was home to over 14 women-owned businesses that would sell their products inside of her boutique. A year later and Love Alumni Boutique is proud to be home to over 40 women-owned vendors.

This weekend Malorie is excited to show off all these amazing vendors during the grand opening celebration of Love Alumni Boutiques store which is located at 2105 E. Yandell Drive in central El Paso.

The grand opening event will take place on Saturday, March 26th from 12 pm - 6 pm and it will feature local vendors, food, live music, and performances and mimosas…. I AM THERE!!

The first few customers that purchase $25 or more will get a free swag bag valued at $40 while supplies last.

Malorie also plans on using the extra space in her boutique as a space for small events, workshops, and a co-working space where other small business owners can rent out to help them create more for their small businesses as well.

“I want to provide other women with things that I wasn’t provided with when I started my small business,” said Malorie.

Love Alumni Boutique
Love Alumni Boutique
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Malorie is also big on giving back to the community. She partners up with local nonprofit organizations and gives back a portion of the proceeds to those organizations.

Items sold inside of Love Alumni Boutiques new store include clothing, handmade jewelry, stickers, hair accessories, art work, plants, candles and more.

 

Love Alumni Boutique
Love Alumni Boutique
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Love Alumni Boutique

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