Owning and operating Smarty Pants has always been a family effort.
Jan Inman had always dreamed of owning a woman’s clothing boutique. Jan’s mother-in-law Junie is a bookkeeper, and she had always wanted to be part of a small business. Jan’s husband Tony is her biggest supporter and helper - not to mention market-buddy, handyman, and counsellor. Junie’s husband is a wonderful carpenter, and has helped in so many ways. He has hand crafted cabinets, dressing rooms, and furniture for Smarty Pants.
The little shop, Smarty Pants was started in March of 2001 by Jan & Junie. The boutique was opened in a small space in the Broadmoor Mall in Hobbs, New Mexico. After moving the boutique to different, larger store-fronts several times - we now own a historic building in Lovington, New Mexico. We’re just twenty miles from our original location in Hobbs. Our quaint little building is something special. Rumor has it that our building was originally a cowboy bunkhouse in 1920, while Lovington was still a township.
Today, Smarty Pants is a charming little shop for fashionable classic clothing, quality gifts, and beautiful jewelry. We still provide the same friendly, helpful service. Our pride is in our quality products, and customers who have become treasured friends through the years.