Eve's Leaves

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Eve's Leaves was a women's clothing boutique located at 2724 Cahaba Road in Mountain Brook Village. It was opened in 1967 by Leah Leaf with her husband Ronald, a former buyer for Pizitz. She opened her own shop because she was told she was too young (in her twenties) for any of the sales positions at other area boutiques. Finding early success with miniskirts, Leaf was able to pay back $10,000 she borrowed to launch the business within a year.

The name of the store alludes to the first dress made by Eve in the Garden of Eden. The interior of the shop was decorated with hand-painted vines and apples in green and blue. During the 1970s Leaf's mother managed a second location in Western Hills Mall.

The Leafs retired in 2008, closing the shop on July 12.

References

  • Kent, Dawn (June 27, 2008) "Eve's Leaves closing after 41 years." Birmingham News