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Vesna Maras

Owner, Mint and Frances & Finch

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What is Mint and Frances & Finch? Mint offers women – and the oft-forgotten men – facials, microdermabrasion, waxing, Xtreme Lash extensions and nail services in a contemporary space. We use and sell the Natura Bisse and REN UK skin care lines. Frances & Finch offers a well-curated selection of apparel, accessories and home decorative items not readily found in New Orleans.

You’re reaching our first anniversary; what has the past year been like? Great! We really enjoy being nestled in a residential neighborhood on Dryades Street and are thrilled when people “discover” us through word of mouth, just popping in after lunch at Il Posto Cafe next door or dropping off items at Normand Cleaners.

Why do this? I’m a Tulane Law graduate and practiced in Los Angeles and in New Orleans, but I long held the dream of opening a shop here.

What are your best-selling items? Bracelets with the longitude and latitude of New Orleans engraved on them and anything with fringe or tassels – purses, ponchos, pillows, necklaces …

How would you describe New Orleans style?  Unique; we have our own sense of style that gives a nod to national trends but doesn’t strictly follow them.

What are you excited about? Continuing to seek out unique local, national and international lines. We just brought in some fabulous hand-loomed bracelets and knit accessories by local maker Nancy Rhett, and we have some surprises up our sleeves for 2015!


Mint and Frances & Finch, 4601 Dryades St., 304-6225




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