When Amber Duncan puts her mind to something, there’s no stopping her. Over the course of her professional life, she has owned more than 15 businesses and helped several beginner entrepreneurs, all while raising five children. A few years ago, Duncan, a self-professed fashion lover, decided to combine her business savvy and her passion for inspiring women to create a unique service—Jackie, a clothing subscription service.
Here’s how it works. Jackie ships quality boutique clothing to female subscribers around the country on a monthly, quarterly or as-desired basis. Company stylists hand-pick outfits for subscribers, and through a collaborative effort between stylist and client, special catered boxes arrive at clients’ doors. In October 2017, Duncan launched Jackie’s website and office space, a bright pad in downtown Bradenton where local women can also come for in-person styling sessions.
The unique business model began out of Duncan’s frustration with other subscription services.
“I’ve always loved fashion and style, and because I was so busy running other companies throughout my life, I signed up for clothing subscription boxes, but could never find one that really ‘got me,’” says Duncan. “I am a working mom, a businesswoman and I love exercise, but I could never find a service that combined all these aspects of my lifestyle, personalized to my needs. I knew there must be other women feeling this disconnect.”