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New Year Reflection – A Good Mix – by E. G. Penet

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It’s amazing to me how the time flies by. It’s time for a New Year Reflection – A Good Mix. Only a few months ago, Mix opened its new corner store in the iconic Nickels Arcade in Suites 2&4 just off Maynard Street in Ann Arbor. That was a year and a half ago in July 2014. And a few short …

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What Love And Style Have In Common – A Good Mix – by E. G. Penet

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WHAT LOVE AND STYLE HAVE IN COMMON – A Good Mix – by E. G. Penet Carl Apfel, who passed away August 1, 2015, and his wife Iris Apfel lived and loved lives immersed in style. What Love And Style Have In Common? Married in 1948, they founded Old World Weavers in the 1950s. As the NYT reported, “The small …

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Let’s Get Social – A Good Mix – by E. G. Penet

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Let’s Get Social – A Good Mix The following is edited from a recent Wall Street Journal article … We have good news for budding entrepreneurs who are considering launching yet another online method of stalking the object of their affection: exhibitionism and sharing photos of your dinner … social networking, remains as popular as ever on the internet. According …

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Mix Brand Promise – Value Proposition – by E. G. Penet

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Mix Brand Promise – Value Proposition In our previous blog, we left off with a link to the video for our Mix Brand Promise – Value Proposition. The letter “X” in our name MIX can be viewed to be made of four “V’s” glued together in the middle. Those four “V’s” are a key part of our Strategic Business Plan. They are: VITAL, …

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TRUST & EXPERTISE at MIX – by E. G. Penet

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“Help. Dress me. I want your look. And I haven’t a clue.” I think the words trust and expertise are out about Mix In fact, we LOVE to introduce first-time shoppers to what’s fast-becoming the “Mix look.” We owe our incredible designers all of the artistic credit and insights into fabrics, cuts and sizing. But what we do best is …

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The QUALITY OF FASHION & Loulou Van Damme – A Good Mix – by E. G. Penet

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Taking another look at The Quality of Fashion. For some strange reason, the Dutch and the Belgians refuse to stay home, and instead travel the world, as my grandfather did, the Belgian tailor and his brother. Looking globally, I recently discovered another Belgian ex-pat in the NYTimes “T” Magazine section. (The link to the article and beautiful photos is below.) She …

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Drum roll for Mix New and Used please!

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Good news this month for specialty retailers like Mix New and Used, according to survey results released earlier by The UPS Store ®, consumers are increasingly willing to go out of their way to shop at or use the services of a small business. As a destination store like Mix on Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti, it means a lot! We ...
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Nickels Arcade an Ann Arbor Treasure.

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By this time, Mix in Nickels Arcade will be open for business. Michigan history and historic preservation are close to our hearts at both Mix stores. We feel it’s a great way to honor the community, our cultural past, and significant architecture. You may know that Mix Ypsilanti at 128/130 West Michigan Avenue is located within the Ypsilanti downtown historic ...
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Women’s fashions – the male point of view

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A Good MixOf course, I love women’s fashions! Why wouldn’t I? I’m a full-blooded guy. No, not THAT kind of guy … the oogler.   I appreciate any well-turned out female of any shape or age or size in formal or informal attire, who appears consciously self-prepared to face the public, head to toe.   Men, too, of course. I ...
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