I would like to introduce myself… I am Jennifer Martin and the owner of Outside and In in Houma, Louisiana. My husband, Richard, and I were born and raised in Houma where we also raised our three children.
As a young child, I have always loved shopping, fashion, and visiting stores of all kinds. At 16 I started working at Lerner’s Shop in Southland Mall and eventually studied Apparel Merchandising at Nicholls State. After graduation, I worked my way up to store manager before leaving in the mid-'80s to start a family.
My dream was always to one day go back into retail and become a merchandise buyer for a large department store. After a brief detour as an elementary school teacher, the opportunity arose for me to buy a local store, Outside and In. I always loved shopping there and knew the importance of shopping locally. In 2006 Richard and I purchased the store and began the quest of making it our own. After going through hurricanes, oil spills, and numerous ups and downs in the economy our business began to flourish. It was because of this growth that we decided to purchase our own building in 2011.
From the very beginning it has always been our commitment to have the best merchandise mix from some of the most well-known name brands in the country and over the top customer service, including Outside and In’s complimentary gift wrap. Outside and In has always been blessed with the best customers in the community and it was those customers that have voted us Best Specialty Gift Shop for over 10 years in a row. I consider it an honor to own a business that I see as a viable part of the community.
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All my best,