Design & The City: MFlynn
We are bringing something new and refreshing to the blog here. We love Boston, our fellow designers and women entrepreneurs and thought it would be fun to do a blog series where we visit and chat with women running small businesses here in Boston. We hope you find this cool, interesting, informative and maybe discover a new place to visit or share with friends.
First up was our friends over at MFlynn, a sister owned jewelry boutique in the South End. Moria and Megan are so warm and welcoming and their space is impeccably designed. Add in the chicest of pink rooms displaying the high end pieces and we spent a morning chatting with the MFlynn sisters all things business and what they are planning for the future.
Their showroom is beautiful. We loved the variety of pieces, the mixture of textures and how creatively they displayed the jewelry.
We talked to the ladies about business and they shared some insight into owning a retail store.
What does the MFlynn brand look like right now in the retail setting?
There is a fine balance in retailing of combining a wonderful selection of fine and costume jewelry along with trendier items to create a well rounded shopping experience. We are really only working with other brands that ultimately support and add another layer to the MFlynn brand. Some of our favorites in store right now are the custom rings that Caitlin Mociun designed for the shop, Pamela Love and and Page Sargisson.
What do you think is one of your biggest retail challenges?
Creating a brand is always evolving and different, with that said, in the jewelry retail setting it is important to create interesting spaces and displays and great overall experience for shoppers.
What are you noticing in the jewelry business right now and how are you setting yourselves apart?
The retail world is constantly changing and clients are really interested in more modern and personalized items, like updating their grandmothers diamonds. We think MFlynn is unique in it’s ability to work with clients to understand their items as well as get the best product. This can be achieved through reworking or reusing old jewelry into a new personalized item or helping them choose the best new engagement ring.
What are some of your goals and hopes for the future?
One of our goals for the next year is really to promote our ability to help customers with all their jewelry needs whether that be comparing cuts of diamonds, gems or other stones, evaluating a person’s current jewelry collection, advising how to rework older pieces in a new modern setting or simply helping customers create a layered collection of great fine jewelry pieces with some new and trendier items. We are getting the word out that we are offering in home consultations and appraisals of jewelry as well as appraisal nights in the shop.
Thanks so much Moria and Megan!! Stayed tuned for who and what’s next in our series.