Debbie Mishan, below, with the hundreds of entries from girls seeking to be featured in posters hung each month at her Fair Haven boutique, Skye Blue & BeTween. (Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
The oversized, constantly changing photos of well-dressed young models you may have noticed in the window of Skye Blue & BeTween in Fair Haven aren’t stock images provided by clothing manufacturers.
They’re the store’s ‘tween customers, girls aged 13 to 16, the age “just before they start shopping at Urban Outfitters,” says shop owner Debbie Mishan. And a spot in the boutique’s frames has become one of the hottest tickets among adolescent girls on the Green and a marketing boon for Mishan and a local photographer.