Scout & Molly’s

May 12th 2020

As they say... new look, new you! 

Welcome to the newly designed Scout & Molly’s website! We are so excited to introduce this re-vamped site to help improve your shopping experience from your home!

We are proud to be a boutique that strives to build relationships with each customer - not just make a sale. With these founding values, we hope you feel at home in your local store and visit often, even if just to catch up on life.

Who are Scout & Molly?

Scout and Molly are Lisa Kornstein, our founder's, beloved Labrador retrievers, who for many years could be found lounging in her North Carolina store. Lisa also shows her love for animals by involving herself with Saving Grace Animal Rescue – a North Carolina-based non-profit helping homeless animals find permanent, loving homes.

How did Scout & Molly’s begin?

In 2002, Lisa Kornstein achieved her dream. After years of walking into stores and not feeling welcomed or at ease and having no real training in the fashion industry, Lisa decided to create a boutique that would feel just the opposite – a place where women could feel comfortable shopping. 

Lisa opened her first Scout & Molly’s in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a second store in North Hills followed in 2007.

The following year, everything came to a halt. Lisa received a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. Instead of keeping her diagnosis a secret, she told people. Lisa said, “I realized that I had to make a decision. I could keep it a secret and deal with it privately, or tell everyone and be known as the girl with MS. I decided that I was going to tell people... and somehow turn it into a positive.”

While she had to scale back her work hours, her store manager and bookkeeper kept the boutiques running. This gave her time to focus on the business from the back end. This meant deciding to franchise Scout & Molly’s nationwide.

As always, dreams come to fruition with the help and creativity of a support network. Lisa pulled from hers and was able to achieve a bigger dream than she had initially conceived. Today, Scout & Molly’s has over 30 locations in 18 states. Each is a place where women from all walks of life can feel at home and welcomed.

Thank you for stopping by our site. Hope to see you shopping soon!