We had the good fortune of connecting with Dafnie Prophete and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dafnie, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?

Yes, the social reach of Minoix Limited can be seen in two things. Our founding values, and our advocacy for youth. Love, light and fashion are three values we stand on. Our hope is that everyone who comes in contact with us feels love and light, either through a memorable customer experience, the discovery of a coveted item, or the feeling of confidence when wearing one of our pieces. Youth Advocacy is also something we hold near and dear to our hearts.

We believe in pouring back into the community.

We believe in showing our youth that there is a future beyond their circumstances. We believe in pouring back into the community to provide mentoring, programs, and many more opportunities for the youth. We advocate for a brighter future for them.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?

I’ve taken on many things in life, being a classroom teacher, being an English department head, and running and operating a few small businesses. But what makes Minoix Limited different is that i’m  now bringing my hobby to life. “Remember being a child and watching the movie Pinocchio? Seeing how his father, who once only saw him as a toy, as a hobby, a small cup of joy that he could occasionally indulge in, eventually be able to turn him into a real-life boy? Well, what was once a hobby for Geppetto turned into a real life dream fulfilled. This is the feeling I feel with Minoix Limited. What was once a hobby, putting styles together, talking about fashion as a past time, giving my family and friends fashion advice, has now turned into a real life business venture.

At the beginning I will admit, it was tough. After one month of being in business, the whole word was shut down. We were in the mist of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay home orders were given, venues and shopping malls were closed, events were being cancelled and many other things also took place. It was a lot!

But what I learned through this time time and the reason why Minoix Limited is still standing is because I never gave up. I was persistent and consistent. I never said, “this is the wrong time”. Instead, I got creative and focused on what I could at the moment. I also had a saying I kept in mind, “consistency out lives criticism every time”.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?

In Minoix’s view, some of the most fun and interesting things to do in Miami are: Wynwood: the cultural haven of Miami. “The Butcher Shop” and “Morelia” are great places to grab a bite to eat.

The Design District and Aventura Mall: for Shopping.

Miami Beach: to soak up some sun, cool down at the beach or pool or indulge in various cuisine.

The Adrienne Arscht Center: to enjoy live performances by groups such as the Miami City Ballet.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to recognize my dad who has always had an amazing sense of fashion and taught me to always “Dress to Impress”. My beautiful late-mother who supported every one of my dreams. My cousin Merlie and my Aunt Rosie who allowed me to rummage through their closets as a little girl. And my siblings and best friend, for always being there for me and supporting me every step of the way.

Website: minoixlimited.com

Instagram: minoixlimitedboutique

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