Once upon a time, two sisters from New Orleans, Allie and Lauren, moved to a magical and musical city called Nashville. They traded in their swamp boots for cowboy boots, and jazz music for country music. After living in Nashville for three years and working in the “corporate world” (Allie worked for a large department store chain and Lauren worked in a cubicle sales job), the girls had a dream of opening their own clothing boutique so that they could bring their love of fashion and NOLA flair to Nashville at affordable prices.
The sisters originally gained online notoriety with their social media driven e-commerce (@ShopTheMill on Instagram). The two wanted to bring their fashion-forward and bright taste to their first storefront, which opened its doors in 2015. Allie and Lauren knew the time was right to open their first “brick-and-mortar” when their houses were slowly being taken over by boxes and racks of clothes that were being delivered and shipped out daily.
Since opening, The Mill has been named one of the Top 15 Women’s Clothing Boutiques in Nashville by Nashville Guru. The Mill was also chosen as one of the Best New Retails Stores in Nashville by the Nashville Scene "Best Of" 2015 issue.
The girls have plans to open a second location in the near future.