Morgan Claire: A Legacy of Fashion
Morgan Claire was all but destined to become a boutique clothing store, owing to founder Monique’s origins. Not only did Monique strut her stuff on catwalks and runways in her girlhood, but she did so while wearing one-of-a-kind outfits designed just for her by her late grandmother, an entrepreneurial woman who owned her own store and earned a reputation as a top-notch seamstress. It’s no wonder that Monique’s most cherished memories include moments spent beside her grandmother, Anabelle, helping her to alter pageant dresses and come up with award-winning and innovative designs for sportswear.
The Family Connection
In fact, most of Monique’s family were involved in the industry in some way. Besides remembering time spent assisting her beloved grandmother, Monique also remembers making trips to the market with her family. They taught her everything from the ground up. Their work ethic and expertise continue to inspire her and her own entrepreneurial pursuits. Moreover, Monique’s family instilled an intense drive and a deep passion in her.
Power in the Present
Monique’s drive is present in all aspects of her life, including her reputation as a successful businesswoman. She’s a wife and a mother to two children. While raising them, she still managed to keep her professional schedule organized to where it included ample room for tennis — another of Monique’s passions. Sports are a significant part of her family’s lives. Monique’s children attended a tennis academy in Braden, FL, for two years and they both went on to play tennis at the college level. Today, her daughter and son are both very involved in the business, working alongside Monique to offer the latest in women’s fashion.
These days, Monique is busy overseeing the operations for Morgan Claire LLC. Her business includes three brick-and-mortar shops, an e-commerce site, and a distribution center. When talking about her inspiration, Monique enjoys quoting Erma Bombeck:
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’”