About Us

After several frustrating shopping trips in search of stylish, yet modest, women’s and tween styles, the dream of a local apparel store that honored Small Town America’s values was imagined. 

The name 5 Oaks Mercantile is personal for us. After enduring some painful & isolating personal traumas, our family came to a crossroads. We had a family meeting, and decided that we would become ‘oaks’. We would submit to God, allowing ourselves to be “planted” during this season of life, much like an acorn.  To take the loss, the isolation, and the darkness as a God-given season of quietness, to pour into our little family. To pour into our faith. We read our bible daily, finishing it cover to cover in 18 months.  We prayed hard over our children, & asked for help in breaking generational curses. We came out of that dark season with deeper faith, a renewed spirit, and a gratefulness of the pruning that had allowed us to sprout new growth. (We were now a family of five!) God used that time of quietness to show us our direction for our future, and to refocus ourselves on Him.

Thus, our logo, the oak tree, was designed. You can see by the three deep roots, that we believe in focusing our strength, our base, our decisions, in The Trinity.  The five branches of the tree represent the five members of our family, all with arms outreached & lifting their praises to the Heavens. We came out of the darkness giving God the glory for the changes made in our lives, and grateful for the life we are now blessed to live.

After many answered prayers, July 2022 found us opening our brick & mortar location in DeFuniak Springs, as a women's boutique clothing store. However, our ladies were shopping for more than just themselves – they were shopping for their entire family.  Our community quickly let us know that the men in the area needed local options as well, so we added men’s & children’s wear soon after. So, we are now a family-owned apparel & gift store, excited to offer apparel for the entire family, southern farmhouse styled home goods, and memorable gifts!

We specialize in stylish, yet modest, selections for celebrating your special moments!  We believe your clothing tells a little of your story, before you ever have to speak. We want to help you express your inner style, show your fun streak, highlight your warm eyes - all while still being a respectable lady of your circle. We carry quality boutique brands, & fun, unique accessories. All with a bit of a rustic, southern flare. 

Our employees believe in a hands-on approach, and love to piece together outfits or gifts for your occasion. Our high return customer rate shows what a great job these ladies do at serving our customers! 

We consider it a privilege to be able to bring our services to you. Thank you for visiting with us, choosing to shop our small business, & supporting our family’s dream!



In order for our hope in God to grow strong, it needs to be watered with prayer, worship, and trust. Then we will become like rooted and established trees, radiating God’s glory and bearing the fruit of His Spirit. As Isaiah 61:3 says, “So they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”