by Martha Michael
Single Mothers Outreach is at it again, and the organization’s latest venture means that no two shopping days will be the same. “The Closet on Main” has just opened, to the delight of vintage and one-of-a-kind clothing lovers. Spearheaded by Margo Miller, owner for many years of the iconic boutique, Margo’s, the new shop will benefit from her expert knowledge and wisdom.
Located at 24335 Main Street, the site of the former Blow Dry Bar, The Closet on Main is a unique and exclusive shop with new artisan handbags and accessories, as well as jewelry from local artists and designers, a men’s line and select women’s fashion from FRESH, and a selection of high end vintage clothing. Customers will experience a classy, yet friendly and welcoming environment where they will find one-of-a-kind items. Vintage clothing is rotated frequently so that no two days display the same inventory. The Closet on Main provides a welcome alternative to corporate retail shopping for discriminating shoppers. Along the lines of Buffalo Exchange, The Closet on Main is expected to appeal to the hip and sophisticated demographic that Downtown Newhall is seeking to attract.
The majority of goods carried in the boutique are new. In addition, the vintage articles and most of the jewelry and accessories are exclusive to The Closet on Main.
Revenue from the new store will help fund Single Mothers Outreach programs and services. The business will also provide un/underemployed single parents an opportunity to learn retail management.
Hours of Operation
The Closet on Main is open Monday – Saturday from 11:00 – 4:00, closed Sundays. It is open until 7:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month for Senses on Main, a monthly event involving the downtown Newhall businesses.
About Single Mothers Outreach
Founded in 1998, Single Mothers Outreach is a grassroots organization that scaffolds families facing sudden housing instability, income loss, emotional trauma, and social deterioration as the result of divorce or widowhood. With a mission to “empower single parents and their children by providing hope, support, and resources so families can become self-sustaining,” Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) directly helps women find jobs, get educated, secure housing, stabilize their children’s emotional states, manage their finances and help one another. SMO is an independent organization that has helped over 2,200 single parent households to get back on their feet without falling into the system.