Madison Lane’s Material Girl Boutique

Briana Corlee, Photo Editor

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  • Madison Lane’s Material Girl Boutique officially opened April 1st, 2022 and is celebrating their one-year anniversary this weekend.

  • Meet Madison Lane Casteel, owner and operator of Material Girl. She has worked in retail since she was 16 years old, which she says helped her gain the experience and knowledge to set her up for success.

  • The store was originally called Lucy’s on Main, but Madison bought it in 2022. They did lots of decor changes and renovations, and even changed out all of their inventory.

  • The store is a consignment boutique, meaning that it sells secondhand items on behalf of the original owner, who receives a percentage of the selling price.

  • They require appointments for consignment and take things seasonally. Right now, they are only taking Summer clothes. Their consignment split is 40/60 so consigners make 40% of the profit they make off of their consignments!

  • You can see Madion’s fashion sense throughout the store. Her two favorite fashion vibes are early 2000’s it girl and a trendy cowgirl vibe. “I grew up in the 2000’s and it feels very true to me and very nostalgic” she says.

  • Material Girl is also a workplace for some. One employee said working at material girl is so much fun. She said “I feel like I can talk to Madison about anything and ask for help whenever I need it. I also enjoy connecting with customers and helping them pick out their outfits!”

  • Items in Material Girl include formal, prom, and even wedding dresses. They weren’t included in the sale this weekend, but were still significantly marked down from their original prices.

  • Although Material Girl decor aesthetic usually follows the pink scheme, Madison says fashion, to her, is expressing yourself and your story through what you wear and that changes every day.

  • Material Girl doesn’t just sell consignment clothing and accessories. iDeal Tumblers sells their tumblers on the shop’s shelves. Personalized and pre-made options are available.

  • Whimsi Moth has also set up shop in Material Girl adding more jewelry options to go with the clothes in the store.

  • You never know what you might find on the shelves and racks of Material Girl. Shoes, sunglasses, and bags are found all around.

  • “Our ideal shopping experience we want you to have at Material Girl would be for you to always leave our store better than when you walked in.” Madison says, “We want to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable in our store. We try to create unique relationships with all of our guests even going as far as trying to remember all of your beautiful names!”

  • Unlike most thrift stores, the racks of Material Girl are completely organized by size and type of clothing. It is easy to go straight to what you’re looking for.

  • Brand name bags, sunglasses, shoes, and clothing can be found all around the shelves and racks. You never know when you might get lucky!

  • You can call Material Girl at (912) 243-9290 to schedule a time to drop off all your used summer clothes for consignment. Spots fill up quick so don’t wait!

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