Anything But Ordinary: Natitia Thorpe, MiniMe Boutique

What is the background of your business? 

I was born in Jamaica and grew up in The Bronx, N.Y. I moved to the Cape 11 years ago. I started the business with an idea of selling little girls clothing. So often my daughter would go out and she and at least two other little girls would be elevating the same outfit. Hence that’s how I came up with the name MiniMe. After a few months came a big shift because the girls clothing wasn’t selling like I hoped, so I switched to women’s clothing and accessories, along with some makeup items and house accents like candles.

What makes your business Unique?

My boutique is unique because we are one of the  only two Black-owned  boutiques on Cape Cod. In addition, the items we sell are not your typical Cape Cod style.

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MiniMe Boutique 2What is the best part about your job?

The best part about my business is seeing customers shop and just being a part of the entire experience from when they walk through the door to the point where they check out. 

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How would you describe the “vibe” of your boutique? 

Sexy, hip and fun, all in the name of fashion. 

Do you have a favorite piece of clothing?

Right now my favorite piece of clothing I sell is our Camel Leather Pants. They are sexy bell bottoms that hug your curves. 

MiniMe Clothing Boutique, 211 Main St., Hyannis MA 02601; 508-840-2575,,