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.
Community Action House
This month, we are investing 2% of our total sales to support Community Action House in their mission to end poverty in our community and help families & individuals prosper by providing food, clothing, shelter and the opportunity to build necessary skills to achieve a stable and prosperous life.
Bundle up with
Bickley & Mitchell
Bickley + Mitchell is an Amsterdam based brand founded in 2011 by a small group of fashion creatives. Bickley + Mitchell specializes in knitwear products for men and women. The brand is built upon the philosophy that we’re all unique, that strength lies in differences, not in similarities.
Back Just in time for the holiday season
Born in Detroit, Shinola is a design brand with an unwavering commitment to crafting lasting products, from watches to leather goods and even a hotel. They celebrate timeless design & thoughtful craftsmanship with products and stories that inspire people to live well and be confident in a style that is uniquely their own.
A Gift for the Tea Lovers
Benjamin Maier Ceramics
Ben describes working in the studio as giving him meaning and rhythm to his life, and the table being a stage to showcase his work. He makes pottery that holds functional qualities, plates, vases, cups or teapots - however, he challenges himself and his audience to look beyond function and use the medium to address artistic concepts including metaphor, perception, and human interaction.