Located at 314 Main Street in the heart of Downtown Dunedin Florida, MJ Fashions & Gifts offers resort casual through dressy fashions, as well as fashion-related shoes, accessories, and gifts.
Jane Sweeney - President / Owner
Jane's lifelong dream of owning her own ladies boutique became a reality in 2002 when she opened MJ Fashions & Gifts. Prior to that, Jane had over thirty years of experience in the fashion industry encompassing buyer for Nordstrom, sales representative for a corporate showroom, and several positions in clothing manufacturing, all laying the foundation for bringing her dream to a successful reality.
Before opening MJ's, Jane's vision for success was to provide a beautiful store, up-to-date resort casual to dressy fashions, great customer service, and a unique shopping experience. Jane's hard work and dedication to the fulfullment of her dream was rewarded by receiving the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce 2011 "Small Business of the Year" award, being cited with "great customer service, consistency, keeping up with trends in products, marketing, and a positive attitude." Jane is actively involved as the President of the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Dunedin Merchant's Association, Visit Dunedin, and the Orange Festival.
Always interested in clothing and style, Laurie worked as an assistant buyer in the fashion district in New York City, where she learned how the world of fashion works from a different perspective. A graduate of Gettysburg College, Laurie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, as well as a Certificate in Elementary Education. Her career took her in a different direction as a Realtor for over 30 years, specializing in outstanding personalized customer service. Joining MJs in 2010, Laurie enjoys helping to create a pleasant, relaxed, and fun atmosphere in the store, while striving to exceed customer expectations of service. Most of all, she loves working one-on-one with a customer, helping to find something that makes her feel beautiful. Special orders are frequent at MJ Fashions & Gifts, and Laurie gains satisfaction in making certain the process runs smoothly.
Early in her career, Leann got her start as an assistant in the retail world as an assistant manager for Women's Sportswear with Strawbridge & Clothier, a large department store based in Philadelphia. After raising her sons with her husband in Virginia, she worked as the office manager for a Landscape Design firm, where she honed her skills in customer service along with becoming proficient in marketing, tech work & the company web-site. After moving to Florida in 2011, Leann worked in merchandising for The Philadelphia Phillies during spring training. Leann joined MJs in early 2011 and has proven herself a valuable employee assuming responsibility for all of the boutiques' internet marketing and web-site.