Fashion enthusiasts are in for a treat as Detroit native, Mia Ray, founder and CEO of GlamAholic Lifestyle and an influencer with 213K followers on Instagram, has officially opened a holiday pop-up shop at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi. This marks a significant milestone for Ray, as it is the first time her collection of fashion handbags and travel essentials has found a home within a bustling mall setting.
“I know [my customers and I] share this connection online and sometimes I just want to reach out, hug them, and meet my GlamAholics, but also for them to actually shop the brand in-store,” said Ray, 39. “I know what it’s like to go to your favorite store in the mall and try on things, so bringing the pop-up shop back is what I know my GlamAholics look forward to as much as I do.”
At a private event last Wednesday for influencers and Detroit media, shoppers flocked to the soft opening, capturing Instagram-worthy moments and sharing their favorite finds from the GlamAholic collection.
Ray is known for her impeccable sense of style and commitment to empowering women through fashion since 2009 and has created a shopping haven that reflects her unique brand, which earned $1 million in 24 hours on the day it turned 10 years old.
“Being in a mall has always been a dream for me, even though I didn’t want a store, just to see my brands name in lights and to see my brand in the mall is such a big deal,” Ray said “I am a shopper, I love to shop, so I really wanted to not only let my shoppers experience this, but to allow new customers to see GlamAholics that will be visiting the mall.”
Situated on the second floor near Nordstrom’s, the GlamAholic pop-up shop boasts a chic and inviting atmosphere that mirrors Mia Ray’s glamorous vibe. Shoppers are welcomed by an array of trendy displays showcasing the latest fashion trends, from Ray’s monogrammed metallic tote bags, spacious toiletry bags, varsity jackets, wallets, passport covers, and travel sets,
GlamAholic Lifestyle bags typically range in price from $40 to $250.
“I’ve always wanted to bring my vision to a broader audience, and being in a mall setting allows me to connect with even more people,” Ray said of the shop.
“What I enjoy most about my pop-up shops are the families coming out and shopping for gifts,” Ray adds. “It’s the holiday season, so people are super passionate about making sure they pick and select the right products and I just love to see that!”
You can visit Ray’s GlamAholic pop-up shop now through Jan. 21, 2024, at Twelve Oaks Mall, located at 27500 Novi Road, Novi. The shop is open 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday through Saturday, and 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. on Sunday.