Pssst It’s a Special Event for Loyal ReFresh Clients

It’s time to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall. One of the perks of being a member of ReFresh’s loyalty program are that you are invited to our semi-annual sales events before anyone else!  You get first dibs on hundreds and hundreds of beautiful clothing that is handsomely reduced to make way for the next season. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to seriously save and network with other women.

I’m extending this invitation to our Facebook followers as most of you, local folk anyway, are loyalty club members. And let’s face it, I really don’t trust email.

This fall’s event features a French theme. Okay, let’s face it most events will, because I love all things French and the boutique is moving more and more in the direction of having a decidedly French flair. Items that are included in the sale, which are most, will have either an Eiffel Tower tag or a Fleur de Lis tag. Towers indicate the item is 50% off the original price and Fleur de Lis tags indicate the item is 25% off the original price. HINT:  There are very few Fleur de Lis Tags, so most items are 50% off! AND! There is still one full rack of top-quality jeans for only $3.00. Pure madness, you say? Well, it is me after all.

As well there will be an hourly drawing for $25 in store credit — 7pm, 8pm, 9pm.

Equals 50% off Original Price
Equals 50% off Original Price
Equals 25% off Original Price
Equals 25% off Original Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will be serving up lovely dessert bites and a faux champagne punch. Yes. I know, punch without the “punch”, but then everyone gets home safe and all are happy.

Green Purses

There are more than 90 handbags on display and certainly not everything on the floor is summer. You’ll find plenty to carry you into the changing seasons. As items disappear off the shelves, I will just as quickly be replacing them.

Fall Purses

I suggest you come dressed to dress. If it suits you, wear tight leggings and a sports bra or cami so you can try on items right on the spot.  The two dressing rooms are likely to be busy.

I’ve scheduled two opportunities for those that can’t get into town on weeknights. So, come to play, laugh, talk, shop and just be girls!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25TH 

6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 27TH

8:00 A.M.  – NOON

The Princess and the Purse

It’s taken me a spell to sit down and write this. I just wasn’t sure how to approach the story. The word “princess” does not always carry a positive connotation in today’s world where women still struggle to overcome certain stereotypes that hold us back in the workplace. However, when coming from the lips of an older gentleman who had recently lost his wife, I knew there was no need to hesitate over the intended meaning of the word.

Kylie. When the perfect little princess comes into the store, I want you to give her that purse. You’ll know who she is.”

Danny called and asked me if I’d be interested in a collection of Coach, Dooney and Bourke and an assortment of other top-brand purses. Of course I was! He came by that same day. While I referred to him as “older”; his smile, effervescent personality and physique defied labeling him with an age. There was a jovial kindness to his nature that was appealing and contagious. I went through his collection and purchased all but one — a small wooden box purse. A quick bit of research revealed that I had a vintage piece on my hands that I could easily sell for $85. I told him I had decided against it, because as beautiful as it was, I was not sure it would sell in my store.

We agreed on terms and I cut him a check. I was about to hand him the purse when he said, “Kylie. When the perfect little princess comes into the store, I want you to give it to her. You’ll know who she is.” I was taken aback not only by his generosity, but by his trust; and I was honored by it.

I turned my princess radar on.We really don’t get a lot of little girls in the store, which made it even more interesting when just a couple of days later a mother and daughter came in. A dazzling jean jacket in the display window that had caught the child’s eye. So, indeed it was the little girl who chose that moment to come in, neither had ever been to reFresh before. She was exceptionally polite. She asked if I thought the jacket would fit her. It was a size two, so it was conceivable. I pulled it off the mannequin and she tried it on. She wrapped it around her in a warm hug. Alas, it was too large for her. She was disappointed, but handled it with the calm grace of . . . well, a princess.

Sophia the Princes and the Purse
Sophia. A little princess in the best sense of the word.

Her curious eyes began to survey the store with it’s glittering chandeliers and displays, stopping from time to time to alight upon a particularly beautiful item. It was clear to me that she had a deep appreciation for beauty for one of such a young age; I’d guess her to be between seven and nine. Danny was right. I knew.

“I have something I’d like you to see,” I said as I went to the back to get the princess’ prize. I wasn’t about to give it to someone who did not love it. The moment she saw it her eyes flickered with the light of delight. I told her the story about the kind man who had made the very special request, and handed it to her. She was utterly shocked and I could see she realized the value of the gift — not its financial value, but the fact that someone had set aside a special gift for a special person, and that she was its recipient.

Her name is Sophia. I certainly believe that this will be a tale I will long remember — the tale of Danny and his princess, Sophia.

Thank you, Danny. You know who you are.

Kylie Addison Sabra