MEET MINE AND YOURS: Introducing the babes behind Vancouver's favourite luxury designer resale boutique, Jigme Love and Courtney Watkins. Founded in 2013, Mine and Yours is a one-of-a-kind luxury resale store where women can go to afford the brands they have always dreamed of purchasing. The gorgeous downtown shop features impeccably curated designer handbags, clothing, shoes and accessories, with new pieces added weekly. Jigme and Courtney are passionate business partners and have achieved success through their unwavering support for one another, leading the true-life example of babes supporting babes.
What does babes supporting babes mean to you?
We rise by lifting others! Babes supporting babes means women supporting other women and cheering them on in all their endeavors, and genuinely being happy for them when they succeed. – J
Support and encouragement! It's nice to see a shift and instead of the catty back talk, I am seeing women reaching out and helping each other. –C
If you could choose your nickname, what would it be?
Jiggy Smalls – J
Well, my Playa Name (from Burning Man) is Lucky. - C
What is your spirit animal?
A Lion - I'm always trying to channel this more courageous version of myself. And my name - Jigme - means "fearless" in Tibetan. – J
I love this game! I think Its easier to name other people than yourself…. I tried a snow leopard because it's my favorite animal but my friends weren’t having it. - C
What is your proudest babe moment or achievement?
Taking over my family business. I came in not knowing much about this industry and within 2 years had tripled sales. Since I was thrown into the deep end it made it really easy to ask questions and ask for help which was a big reason for the success. When you are supposed to be an expert in the industry it can be harder to be vulnerable and ask for help. – C
What is the most unexpected thing you have in your purse or wallet?
A giant citrine crystal that my assistant Kelly gave me. It's the manifestation, or "Merchant's Stone" and is used to create abundance and to guide its owner to make wise decisions that result in success. I also wear a citrine ring and earrings. – J
Hot Sauce! - C
Tell us about a time where you were faced with a situation that you could have been unkind, but chose to be a babe instead?
In confrontations, I choose to always be compassionate and non-reactive - especially if the other person is triggered. In worst-case scenarios, it's a matter of putting down a firm boundary around a behavior or a person and maybe even walking away. You have a responsibility to be a babe to yourself first and foremost and not to condone certain toxic words, actions, or patterns. When you block out the bad - you make room for the good. – J
I often tend to play devil's advocate. When I overhear anyone complaining about something or especially someone even if I don’t know the other person I will stick up for them and try to remind the person there is always two sides to a story. - C
What product would you seriously stockpile if you found out they weren’t selling anymore?
So many - CHANEL bags, Sriracha, iPhones, and Audiobooks to name a few...! – J
Drybar Dry Shampoo - C
If you had a yacht, what would be the name of it?
Lil Yachty– J
Hot Stepper - C
What was the best piece of advice you received when you were first starting your career?
Hire an intern. – J
If you don’t ask you will never know. - C
What is the best piece of advice you have received now that you are in your career?
"This level of thinking got you this far. A new level of thinking to get you further." – J
Don’t minimize what you do, you will never maximize your influence. Women often tend to be modest and underplay what they are doing. Be bold and confident when explaining who you are and what you do. - C
Red, white, or rose?
Red! – J
When I dance I look like….
Carlton Banks– J
I’m having a great time, because I am! - C
Tell us about a Babe who has supported you?
The amazing businesswomen in my Mastermind, and all of the powerful female authors, leaders, and businesswomen who inspire me every day. – J
I make an effort to surround myself with other entrepreneurs. I have invested in communities like EO, Summit, and Afest and have met so many men and women that continue to support and inspire. –C
Who do you channel when you’re about to do something that scares you?
My business partner Courtney! – J
Who I want to be. I don’t want to be someone who turns away from things or misses opportunities because they are scared of things. So I remember that and push through. –C
What is your favorite destination to visit?
Portofino, Italy. It's so romantic, and where time stands still. – J
Tulum and Mykonos - C
What is your favorite meal to eat?
Thai food all day long! – J
Nachos – C
What is the most fulfilling part of your career?
The tremendous amount of personal and spiritual growth that comes with growing as an entrepreneur. – J
I love to see the excitement when someone Buys or Trades to get a luxury handbag they have been dying for years and thought they couldn’t afford. – C
Where is your favorite place to draw inspiration from?
Not so much a place but a time - I love the quiet early morning hours before the rest of the world wakes up. This is when I connect to Source and receive inspiration and guidance. – J
Travel - C
What is your guilty pleasure?
Margaritas, red wine, and the Real Housewives! – J
Fast Food…. I have been called a fast food connoisseur –C
What quality are you working on yourself right now?
Setting strong, unapologetic boundaries around my time and my self-care rituals. – J
Gratitude & Organization –C
What is the biggest hurdle you’ve had to overcome in business?
Overhauling my money mindset and my relationship with money. – J
Coffee meeting or drinks meeting?
More Coffee but I think I should change this up! – C
If you’re going out for a cocktail you’d order…
A spicy Margarita.– J
I have a new drink, vodka, soda + a splash of ginger beer! Cheaper and fewer calories than a Moscow Mule –C
If you had an unlimited budget for 2 hours shopping where would you go?
CHANEL! – J
Can I say Mine & Yours! If not Nordstrom or Holts –C
What is your favorite movie?
Big Fish – J
Ferris Bueller's Day Off – C