Back in October, I had the pleasure of interviewing Peter Jean Marie for an article which appeared in the October 26th edition of the Coastal Breeze News. Peter Jean Marie is the sharp-dressed Naples resident with his sights set on carving out a name for himself in the fashion world as he embarks on his Dream Big Campaign. To me, no better title fit this inspiring young man other than “Millennial Mogul in the Making.”
On Black Friday, this inspiring 22-year-old made the first official step on his Dream Big Campaign with the launch of his tie collection at his very first pop-up store. Arriving before dawn, shoppers descended on the Coastland Center Mall and busily hurried themselves searching for Black Friday deals. However, some were searching for Peter Jean Marie and his pop-up store.
“This weekend here at Coastland Center Mall has been phenomenal! On Friday, I was so surprised to be greeted by a line before 6 AM. Friends, family, complete strangers and supporters, who had read about me in the Coastal Breeze, came by to buy ties, meet me, and show support. In the first two days, I autographed and gave away 100 signed boxes to my first 100 customers, made over $2,000 in sales, and completely sold out of one collection. This is a great beginning,” remarked the young entrepreneur on Sunday afternoon.
Sometimes you meet someone, and you just want to believe in their dreams, believe in their vision for their lives; and you want to cheer them on. Peter Jean Marie is one such individual.
“I’ve known this young man since he started high school. He was a classmate of my son. Throughout those four years, he was such an outstanding young man who was driven. Now, seeing his tie collection and how far he has gotten, is just amazing; and it makes me feel wonderful for him…and for us in being part of his life,” beams Anna-Marie Waller, of Naples, who purchased one tie for her son and one for her nephew (both friends of Peter).
With the success of his first tie collection and pop-up store, Peter Jean Marie sets out to hit every city and every mall in Florida. He will even debut a bow tie collection at his Fort Lauderdale pop-up (TBA).
For more information on upcoming announcements, events, and collections, visit: peterjeanmarie.store.