The story of
Steve VanderVeen, once a professor to Jenny, un-earths her roots and shares her story of adventure as she discovered and chased her dreams; eventually bringing her to open Frances Jaye in Downtown Holland.
What we do
Frances Jaye offers conscious shopping for all people and their homes while striving to do good in our community. We believe in the power of clothing and beautiful objects as an avenue for self-exploration, expression and creativity. We love helping our customers find pieces that make them feel like their best selves.
To us, a retail space can be a place of community. We make it a conscious goal to serve all of our customers with the same interest, kindness, and respect. We look forward to interacting and sharing little pieces of our customer’s life with them one visit at a time. In 2021, we began donating 2% off our monthly sales to various charities we are inspired by. By supporting local initiatives financially and by word of mouth, we hope to foster a sense of allyship to organizations doing important work for our local community.
Our social and environmental impact matters to us. That’s why we prioritize finding brands that put ethical practices at the forefront of their mission. We believe that the future of our planet is dependent on the conscious retailer and consumer. We take care in curating products for our store and have active goals of improving this process continually as we grow. We are committed to bringing you timeless pieces that you will love and treasure for years to come.
Shop & Give
This month, we are donating 2% of our total sales to the West Michigan Environmental Action Council. WMEAC is a non-profit organization uniquely positioned to respond to emerging issues and new threats to West Michigan’s natural and human ecologies—strategically focused on building sustainable communities and protecting water resources.
Meet our new brand
The Simple Folk
"We make every choice with our planet and our children in mind. We source only the finest, softest, and toxin-free fabrics and dyes.
We partner with the most ethical factories around the world, and we're committed to making an impact through education and transparency."
Your Favorite Reusable bag
Baggu creates products to have long, useful lives. They design to minimize waste, use sustainable materials, and have a long-standing partnership with their manufacturer in China, who is committed to ethical and environmentally responsible practices.
Far Afield is heavily influenced by global travel – it is the colours, textures, sights and experiences. Be it a rainy city in England, or a tropical setting in a far away land, they take these experiences and combine them with their passion for design. Far Afield is contemporary British menswear with a global inspiration.
We are open! If our front door is locked, please wait outside or stop back by - we might be at capacity. Based on capacity restrictions, we are keeping to a max of 10 customers at a time. We have hand sanitizer for you. Please sanitize your hands when you enter the store. In accordance with the executive order, we will be requiring customers to wear a mask, covering your mouth and nose, when they are in the store.
Monday - Saturday 10-6pm.
Open 24/7. Curbside pickups will continue to be an option and are available for pickup during our store hours. Feel free to try on the goods before leaving. Shipping is $6.50 or free for orders over $100. See the highlight on instagram for directions.