Leslie Ann White
Who would have thought that the childhood gift from my mother of a single miniature perfume bottle of Chanel No. 5 would spark a lifetime of collecting, a full-time career as a cosmetics buyer for Foley’s (now Macy’s), and an Account Executive role for Clinique Labs responsible for 24 accounts and $10M in annual sales? But for me, that’s exactly what happened!
By 1999, as my collecting turned into a passion, and ultimately into a business, you would have found my husband, Allen, and me with about 50 perfume minis in hand (and as many dollars) showcasing our diminutive treasures in a well-known Houston antique store. It was that little corner of an antique shop that led to the 2009 launch of our e_Commerce business online, before opening Miniature Perfume Shoppe to the public in our first brick-and-mortar location in Sping (North Houston),Texas in 2014.
As an active member of the IPBA (International Perfume Bottle Association), I still love collecting my vintage Chanel (and still have my first bottle), but I’m now more excited than ever helping others build their personal collections as well.
Today, MPS has more than 5,000 minis (and counting) in stock. In fact, shipping to collectors in 35 countries, the Miniature Perfume Shoppe has grown to become the largest store in the world dedicated exclusively to the miniature perfume bottle and vintage fragrance collector.
♥ Leslie Ann