Eclectic shopping in Poplarville

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Lillian McIntyre is the owner of downtown Poplarville's trendy boutique Lily's Boutique. She offers a wide range of sizing options from extra small to 3x. Photo by Cassandra Favre

Lillian McIntyre is the owner of downtown Poplarville’s trendy boutique Lily’s Boutique. She offers a wide range of sizing options from extra small to 3x.
Photo by Cassandra Favre

There’s something trendy, chic and eclectic going on in downtown Poplarville.
When customers step inside Lily’s Boutique, they are entering a cozy atmosphere brimming with unique fashions.
Lillian McIntyre, the shop’s owner, was raised in Poplarville and after high school moved to Memphis, Tenn. to pursue a career as a representative for a steel distributor.
About three years ago, McIntyre decided to move back home to Mississippi to be closer to family. Initially she moved to Ocean Springs, but found her way back to Poplarville about a year ago.
“I’ve always wanted to have a boutique,” McIntyre said. “My fiancé talked me into opening the store.”
McIntyre’s fiancé is Chuck Heck, owner of Poplarville’s newest sweet treat shop The Yogurt Bucket.
Lily’s, which is named after McIntyre’s favorite flower, opened on April 9.
“I wanted my shop to be in historic downtown because this part of town has the potential to come back to life,” McIntyre said. “I love to shop at boutiques and wanted to feature unique items, not mass produced.”
Her shop features a variety of fun and diverse women’s clothing options and range in size from extra small to 3x.
“I wanted to dress everyone,” McIntyre said. “I didn’t want people to feel they couldn’t have boutique style clothing just because they are curvier.”
McIntyre carries many trendy brand names including Lucky Brand jeans, Low Tide, RYU, A’rve’, OCJ collegiate apparel, Couture T, Flying Tomato, C. Luce and Blu Pepper.
From the casual jean to a lacy blouse or dress, Lily’s is a one-stop shop for women of fashion.
McIntyre said she also showcases local artists and their work in her store.
She carries ceramic pieces by Heather Holliday and handmade jewelry by Blu Gertrude, The Paper Butterfly and Kara Michele and oil paintings.
Items from the Teagan Collegiate Collection are available for purchase and special order at the boutique, McIntyre said. Patrons can also purchase a number of charm beads that fit on Pandora bracelets, pendants, flexible bangle bracelets and twisted hoop earrings. Customers can find their favorite piece of jewelry to support their favorite college, including, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama and LSU.
The Paper Butterfly collection, owned by McIntyre’s sister, features a unique assortment of handmade cards that are more personal than those found in a retail greeting card store, McIntyre said.
“I want to offer people something that is unique and different,” McIntyre said.
McIntyre offers a layaway option, which requires a 25 percent down payment and 25 percent paid each month for three months.
Bring in a receipt from The Yogurt Bucket and receive 5% off a total purchase at Lily’s, McIntyre said. Likewise, bring in a Lily’s receipt to The Yogurt Bucket and receive 5% off a yummy treat.
The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lily’s Boutique is located at 615 South Main Street.
For more information contact McIntyre by phone at 901-212-8470 and by email at
Find the shop on Facebook at Lily’s Boutique.

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