One of my favorite buildings in Old Town is 114 South Royal, where Mint Condition used to be housed. It’s rickety staircases and narrow rooms are just so quintessentially “Old Town,” and make shopping there such a unique experience. About a year and a half ago, two stores moved into and shared the space: Bucket List and Maggie Jane’s. I honestly was always a little confused by the separation, and everyone knew Bucket List since that’s what the sign said. Nothing but fun trinkets, beautiful gift items and vintage decor, the store (stores?) was an immediate hit with locals and tourists alike.
The two stores decided to split ways, however, several months ago, and now Maggie Jane’s inhabits the space exclusively. Although the apparent name change may be confusing to shoppers, I think you’ll be pleased. The owner of the store describes her aesthetic as vintage, romantic and urban-chic. I would actually disagree. I walk into the store and feel transported out of any urban environment into a cross between French countryside chic and Southern charm. Plus, now they sell CeCe Caldwell Chalk and Clay Paint, offer decorating and styling services and custom furniture painting. Despite the identity crisis the store has experienced in its first year or so of existence, the owner of Maggie Jane’s has a real knack for creating a world in which you can get and want to be lost.
(No website yet, but I’ll update this post when they launch it.)