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About Us

Mignon for Children first opened its doors in 1958.  Specializing in high end children’s clothing, accessories, and gifts, the boutique has remained a New Orleans institution for decades.  Mignon is located in The Rink, on the corner of Prytania and Washington, in the heart of the historic Garden District.

Lifelong friends, Loftin Ripley Brooks and Ashley Randle Nesser, followed their childhood dream of working together, and purchased Mignon in the Spring of 2013.  Since then, they have renovated the store, giving it an updated look, and added new lines and size ranges.

Loftin and Ashley bring different backgrounds and diverse skills to Mignon.  Loftin was a commercial real estate developer, who dabbled in interior design in her spare time.  Ashley earned her MBA at Tulane, owned an event planning business, and was the CFO of a charter airline with the only direct flight from the U.S. to West Africa.  While they took different paths to Mignon, both Loftin and Ashley understand the delicate balance between being progressive and maintaining traditions that have made Mignon successful.  Their goal is to provide a warm and welcoming environment for both Mignon’s old and new clients to enjoy.

“It is our goal to provide a beautiful selection for that special person in your life.”

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