The Merry Moore originally began in May of 2017 as an online only boutique when owner, Hayley Moore Valdez, was frustrated at not finding more modest items that were still fashionable and timeless. She was tired of mass quantities from big box stores and seeing the same things at other boutiques. She was looking for quality pieces that were easy to wear. Two years later in May 2019, an ideal location opened up and The Merry Moore opened its first storefront in downtown Springfield on Historic Walnut Street. Unfortunately, due to Covid, Hayley made the tough decision to close her storefront in December 2020. She returned to where she started by focusing on growing the online boutique except she gained one booth location in Springfield at Bree's Closet off Republic Road.

Hayley is a wife, small business owner and doggy mom to two rescues. She is the founder and owner of The Merry Moore and themerryshop.com. Hayley grew up in Springfield and graduated from Missouri State University studying Fashion Merchandising and Design. She moved to Bentonville, Arkansas, after graduation to pursue a career in product development. There, she also began The Merry Moore as an online only boutique and participated in several vendor events. She saw a void in downtown Springfield for boutique shopping so when the right space became available, she returned back to her hometown to open up a shopping destination for the ever growing downtown community. She and her family now reside back in Northwest Arkansas after closing the storefront to focus on the online business.

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Questions? Contact: hello@themerryshop.com