Orchid Lane

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Established in downtown Ann Arbor in 1986, Orchid Lane, Inc. is a family owned clothing, jewelry, and home décor store. For over 20 years, Orchid Lane Inc. has been a leader in helping to establish fair trade co-operatives around the world, which we continue to import from today.

Orchid Lane (Ann Arbor, MI)

Sugar Magnolia (Raleigh, NC)

All of the stores within the Orchid Lane group are rewarding and creative environments to work and shop in, and we pride ourselves in maintaining the highest level of customer service.


JOB DESCRIPTION: Full/Part Time employee

The Orchid Lane training program is a 30 day comprehensive plan focused on immersing the trainee in all aspects of running the store. Trainees will start with learning store policies/philosophy, working with customers, stocking, pricing, merchandising, basic management principals, product knowledge, and visual displays. Trainees will have performance assessments.

Necessary Skills:

Self Motivation


Ability to problem solve


Great sense of style/fashion

Ability to lead others

Entrepreneurial spirit

Fun and enthusiastic personality



All interested applicants should email answers to the following questions, a resume if available, and a list of references both personal and professional. Please note that all applications are received and filed by store location. You will not receive a response until an interview is desired. Please do not call or e-mail to check on the status of your application.

Email to: orchidlane.info@gmail.com

Please include the name, city and state of the store you are applying for in all capital letters in the subject line.


1) Name, Phone Number(s), Address, Today's Date

2) Education Level; if currently enrolled, please attach school schedule

3) Hours Available:

Mon-Sat 9:30am - 8:30pm

Sunday 11:30am - 6:30pm

*Please note if you are unavailable at any of these times

4) How many hours per week do you want to work?

When are you able to start? Position desired?

5) Past employment experience

6) Tell us a little about yourself

7) Tell us about your 5-year plan

8) What contributions do you see yourself making to the Orchid Lane team?