HOMEGROWN: Peggy's Shoes, Tupelo

By Carlie Kollath/NEMS Daily Journal

Owner: Peggy Privette
Est.: 1986
Phone: (662) 844-1041
Address: 1030 W. Main St., Tupelo
Employees: 1
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Advice: “Handle as much of the business yourself.”

Peggy’s Shoes
Peggy Privette celebrates 26 years of doing business this year. She opened Peggy’s Shoes on West Main Street more than two decades ago as a women’s shoe store.
The store sells sizes 4 to 14 in narrow, medium and wide. Privette sells high heels, sandals, boots, work-appropriate shoes and trendy heels. She specializes fashionable shoes in hard-to-find sizes.
“We have shoes for all ages,” she said. “We sell designer brands at discount prices.”
Privette also sells designer handbags, leather bags, jewelry, accessories, raincoats, T-shirts and women’s apparel. Plus, she sells some shoes for kids.
She also regularly runs sales. Her most popular brands are Yellow Box and J. Renee.
And, since she’s a veteran business owner, she knows her customers – by their feet.
“I’ve been here so long I do remember what shoe sizes they wear,” she said.

Carlie Kollath