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Mine for Nine
Mine For Nine (www.minefornine.com) is a ground-breaking online boutique that provides women a smart, new way to shop for stylish designer maternity apparel. Mine For Nine allows women to borrow designer maternity clothes at 75% off the retail price instead of investing a fortune in a whole new wardrobe. The site offers a wide range of maternity attire including special occasion dresses and professional apparel.
The Birth of a Brand
Marisa Moss, the founder of Mine For Nine, is a finance executive with an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. The concept Mine For Nine was born during the summer of 2008 when Marisa reunited with two pregnant grad school friends. Her friends expressed their frustrations with the limited selection of professional maternity wear at their local boutiques as well as the cost. They found it hard to justify spending $80 or more on a blouse that they would only wear for a short period of time. It was then that Marisa hatched a plan for a website that would allow women to borrow maternity clothes on a monthly basis. Mine For Nine came to life based on the belief that women can have an expansive professional maternity wardrobe that fits well throughout their pregnancy, without spending a fortune.
Hard-to-find, Designer Maternity Apparel from Around the Globe
Mine For Nine carries current, on-trend maternity clothing from national and international designers. Boutique maternity brands such as Ripe Maternity from Australia, Seraphine from England, and Maternité from California are now easily accessible and affordable. Maternal America, Mayreau, Olian, Shabby Apple, Jules & Jim, Attesa, Juliet Dream, Everly Grey, Pouch, More of Me, Heather Lehman and Hatch round out the ever-expanding line of maternity brands that are available to borrow. The selection includes suits, skirts, blouses, pants, coats, dresses and more. Mine For Nine measures each garment’s bust, waist, and hip dimensions, plus inseam and back length to ensure a perfect fit.
The Benefits of Borrowing
There are many advantages to borrowing maternity clothes vs. purchasing. Not only is there no long-term financial investment, but also by borrowing, expecting moms will always have a size that fits versus one they are supposed to grow into. There’s no need to struggle to repurpose the maternity pieces that no longer fit or from a previous pregnancy Women can also expand their wardrobe by the season and never have to worry about storage issues. Mine For Nine’s borrowing services sidestep all the maternity dressing obstacles and provide a stylish and enjoyable way to dress throughout pregnancy.
How it Works
Expectant mothers browse Mine For Nine’s extensive online maternity closet and select items that suit their style and wardrobe needs. All the clothing is loaned on a monthly basis, except special occasion dresses that have a 14-day borrowing window. There is never a late fee; after the first month, prices are pro-rated for the number of weeks clothes are kept. Mine For Nine provides five different shipping options including complimentary shipping for orders over $75. After the mom-to-be has outgrown an item or is ready for some new styles, she simply returns them in a postage-paid packaging. During the ordering process, Mine For Nine takes note of the baby’s gender and all orders are wrapped in color appropriate tissue paper and come with a handmade knit baby cap for a boy or girl. All garments are professionally cleaned by hydro dry cleaning and Faultless by Nature wet cleaning, an EPA-approved laundry service.