Magnolia Trading Post Joins Chamber Community
The Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome one of our newest members, Katie Despain and her Business, Magnolia Trading Post.
Katie has been married for 10 years and been with her husband Tim Despain for about 20 years now. Tim has been very supportive with her business and helping out when he can! They have two wonderful daughters, Maia, who is 8 years old and Maci who is 4 years old. Katie Loves being a mom, fashion, and being happy. Katie also loves how Siloam Springs has a community feel and that she is able to make friends with everyone she meets.
Katie was born and raised in Siloam Springs and was a stay at home mom when she decided to make a Facebook page to make a little extra money. She started her own clothing Facebook page in October 2015 where she reached about 10,000 followers on Facebook that are from all over Northwest Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. She would mail over 100 orders a day from her garage. In 2017 she decided to have a tent sale in her front yard and had about 200 people show up to shop.
Katie’s decided she wanted a place for people to try the clothing on, so she started looking for a building for about 6 months when she found the location she is in now. Katie was able to employ five other people. Kristina is the merchandiser and has been working with katie for 4 ½ years. Every weekend you go in to Magnolia Trading Post it has been rearranged and has new clothing. Bonnie is their store manager who has been helping Katie along the way. Her future plans are to grow and one day be open 7 days a week.
Katie’s mission is to help women think about themselves and feel good about themselves! You can find quality clothing, custom design t-shirts, jeans, shoes, and accessories. Magnolia Trading Post also has a small selection of children’s clothing. Katie keeps up with the trend and listens to her customers’ requests.
Katie has been excited to share the Magnolia Trading Post loyalty program, which helps customers earn points when shopping. For more information visit Magnolia trading post and register for this program when checking out.