A Day in the Life: Lauren Zima

It’s time for another Meet-Our-Staff Monday!

Meet: Lauren Zima
Position with THE NINES: Owner

What are your 3 biggest accomplishments in life?:
“1. My boys.
2. Receiving a patent for a product I invented for women. &
3. Serving in the Army”

What’s your favorite part about owning THE NINES?: “I love when we do our “Pay-It-Forward” makeovers! The emails we receive for the amazing nominated people in our community leaves my staff and me in tears. When the makeover winner shows up, we have so much fun pampering that deserving woman for an hour.

“Have you always loved fashion?: “Yes! Growing up I would steal clothes out of all of my family members’ closets. Even my Stepdad’s argyle socks weren’t safe from me. I saved my allowance for a year in 8th grade and ordered fuchsia glitter Dr. Marten’s from Europe. I’ve always been obsessed with shoes. Growing up my Mom called me Amelda [Marcos].

Favorite place to eat in Detroit Lakes?:  “Brew Ale & Eats DL

What do you like to do in your spare time [in the off chance that you have it]?:
“I am a ping pong and Scrabble junkie!’ 

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A Day in the Life: Sheila Aho

Here’s another member of our staff we would love for you to meet!

• Sheila Aho •
Hometown: Detroit Lakes, MN
Position: Personal Shopper
Nickname: Shebop

What’s your favorite thing about working at The NINES?: “Opening the boxes! But I think the best part is helping someone that doesn’t think you can help them. Being a part of that is fun.”

How would you describe your style?: “I would say I probably tend to like things that have a good vibe to them.”

What’s a fun fact about you?: “I shoot competitive archery. People would never guess that by looking at me. I’m also a dog-person, not a cat-person.”

Favorite thing to do in Detroit Lakes?: “Sit on the dock. We have such a great place to live. You’ve got to take advantage of the seasons here.”

 

Sheila Aho, a personal shopper for The Nines, often goes by the nickname "Shebop"!

Sheila Aho, a personal shopper for The Nines, often goes by the nickname “Shebop”!

 

Keep checking back every Friday for a new feature on a staff member!

A Day in the Life: Uni Fegely

Time to meet more of our personal shoppers and staff!
Meet Uni Fegely:Hometown: Detroit Lakes, MN
Position: Personal Shopper
Been with the NINES: 2 years!

What do you think is the best thing about the NINES?: “Meeting new people. When they come in and have no idea, but they walk out with a fun, crazy outfit; there’s nothing like it.”

Top trend that you’re wearing?: “I’m a melting pot, really. I go from soccer mom all the way to Hollywood Glam if I can.I only give myself one rule to break at a time, whatever it may be.”


What’s your favorite place to eat?: “Hotel Shoreham. The dill ranch is phenomenal.”
Favorite thing in the store right now?: “Freebird Boots. All day long, every day. I would build any and every outfit around them if I could.”

Stop in to meet Uni anytime at The NINES!
Uni, a personal shopper at The NINES, describes her style as a "melting pot".

Uni, a personal shopper at The NINES, describes her style as a “melting pot”.

 

 

A Day in the Life: Mackenzie Mann

It’s F R I D A Y! Time to meet some of our personal shoppers and staff! Meet McKenzie Mann:How long have you been at The Nines?: “About a year and a half.”What is your favorite piece you have in the store right now?:
“Our big chunky gray sweater from Ya | Los Angeles.”
Favorite thing to do in DL during the summer?: “Definitely the lakes, boating.”

What do you like to do in your free time?: “I like to watch movies, hang out with my family, friends, and puppy. Oh, and I sing a lot.”

So, what’s the top trend you’re wearing right now?: “I like to switch it up. Keep people guessing. But, I would say I stick to an edgy-girly vibe.”

Keep checking back every Friday to meet more of the staff from The Nines!

Mackenzie Mann shows off her spunk in some scalloped, hot pink shorts and gingham top.

Mackenzie Mann shows off her spunk in some scalloped, hot pink shorts and gingham top.