MINNEAPOLIS– One Posh Closet founder/CEO, Nicole Jennings, is expanding her brand with the opening of Queen Anna, a luxury women's boutique located in the North Loop area of Minneapolis. Queen Anna will launch with a grand opening celebration on Sunday, April 23, during Fashion Week Minnesota.
The store will feature emerging designers and select specialty pieces from influential fashion houses such as YFB of Young Fabulous and Broke, KES, LAMARQUE, Chan Luu, DREW and Bano eeMee, bringing an unparalleled shopping experience to the women of Minneapolis. Jennings plans to evolve the retail experience by marrying Queen Anna's timeless, contemporary garments with four-year-old sister company, One Posh Closet's style concierge-driven services. Personal shopping, styling, specialty piece sourcing and closet curating will all be offered under one roof.
The modern, open-air boutique, defined by marble, brass and art deco design elements, will showcase trunk shows, unveil new collaborations and host special events throughout the year.
The grand opening party will be held during Fashion Week Minnesota on Sunday, April 23 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Customers will have the chance to enjoy champagne, signature cocktails, small bites and a local DJ set, as they view the latest Spring fashions on display. A portion of the proceeds from the day will be donated to the local Tubman organization, which leads the way to safety, hope and healing for women, men, youth and families who have experienced relationship violence, sexual exploitation, addiction, mental health challenges or other trauma.
Philanthropy is at the heart of the Queen Anna Brand and Jennings' entrepreneurial spirit. She learned at a very young age the ways of giving from her grandmother, Anna Lee Whitten. Whitten's legacy became the inspiration behind Queen Anna's altruistic mission and eponymous name. Jennings' support of non-profit organizations and advocacy for community connection has been a priority since she established herself as an entrepreneur and committed philanthropist, and as with One Posh Closet, a portion of proceeds from sales at Queen Anna will be donated to a local charity.
One Posh Closet, Jennings' first retail endeavor, began as a project selling her clothing and accessories online with proceeds going toward causes she believes in. Over the next three years, One Posh Closet grew into a full-fledged style concierge business, selling luxury, designer pieces from influential contributors at one-off prices. One Posh Closet soon established a national following due to its unique women-in-sports business model and Jennings' creative direction.
Nicole Jennings is the wife of retired NFL player and current Fox Sports analyst, Greg Jennings, and a busy mother of four. She is motivated by her faith, family and friends, all of which inspire her entrepreneurial vision and philanthropic endeavors.