reFresh Announces “Senior Wednesday” — Senior Discounts for 55+

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Hump Day Senior Discounts to Get You Through the Week

Meet Gloria. She will be representing our senior promotions. She is named for a beloved client that never fails to bring a smile to my lips and a light to my day.

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“Senior discounts? Getting older has its perks.”

Today, Gloria is announcing “Senior Wednesday” Seniors, 55 and above will enjoy an additional 10% discount on all items throughout the boutique — even those already marked down.

Senior discounts?” Gloria smiles her most precocious smile. “I’ve earned it!”


Just a quick reminder about our new price tags and how they work. The graphic below should explain. Prices throughout the boutique automatically reduce every 30 – 60 days, depending on the type of item. The three lines with dates tell you what the price is after a certain date. The large price in the middle is the initial price when an item is new on the floor.

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Made in Italy – Cream Eyelet and Lace Blouse – Size Small – Gently Used

Cotton eyelet blouse, made in Italy

Made in Italy

Just the thought conjures up visions of sleek sports cars, shoes custom designed to fit very pointy feet, and elegant clothing.

This lovely blouse was purchased by a mother for her daughter while on a trip to Italy. She scoured the boutiques until she found just what she wanted with the “made in Italy” tag. The delicate cream color makes it suitable for all seasons and is ideal alone or under a jacket or sweater.

Cotton eyelet blouse, made in Italy

Features cap sleeves with delicate lace trim on sleeves and hem.

FABRIC: Although not labeled, I suspect it is cotton.

CARE:  Hand wash separately in cold water. Lay flat to dry. Do not twist or ring.

MANUFACTURED IN: Italy

MEASUREMENTS

Chest: 36″

Shoulder: 16″

Waist:  30″

Hip:  36″

Length (From back neckline.): 23″

Sleeve Length: Cap Sleeves

Note:  Colors. Monitors vary widely, so there may be some variation in color. The color is best noted in the description. 

Price comparison is based upon a percentage of the new, retail price.

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Just In! Like New Coat by Beta’s Choice. At a Thrift Store Near Me!

And it's at a thrift store near me!

Beta’s Choice – Brown, Textured Coat – Size Small/Petite – Like New

Can I find beautiful, like-new clothing at a thrift store near me? Absolutely! Take a peek inside reFresh Boutique.

This BETA’s Choice coat features a strong hook & eye front closure.  The collar is the key feature on this sweet item. It stands up to protect the back of the neck and has a drawstring that allows you to pull it tightly about your neck. It is a lovely addition to this already beautiful coat. The wide cuff sleeves are another nice detail.

Texture is the word here.Light plays off the textures to create a range of colors from light to cocoa brown.

And it's at a thrift store near me!

And it’s at a thrift store near me?  Yes!

Measurements:

  • Chest: 44″
  • Shoulders: 17″
  • Length: 29″
  • Sleeve Length: 16 1/2″
  • Waist: 44″
  • Hips: 48″

 

 

FABRICS

Shell: 100% Mod Acrylic

Lining: 100% Polyester

Care; Machine Wash – Hang to Dry

Note:  Colors. Monitors vary widely, so there may be some variation in color.

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Nearly 100 New Women’s Clothing Items Added in the Past Two Days

Women's Clothing with Style

Women’s Clothing in Sizes Most of us Wear

We recently received a gorgeous collection in sizes 14 – 1X that includes party/evening dresses as well as casual tops, skirts, jackets and pants. These gowns above are just an sample.

It’s always fun to get in a supply of beautiful women’s clothing at reFresh Boutique. The flurry to sort, clean, steam and price is a Zen process for me. I am a tactile person and embrace colors and their effect upon us — blue and greens and the calmness they imbue, reds and oranges for their warmth and energy. You’ll find a wide array of colors and styles in a range of sizes from 0 – 3X.

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Christmas Shopping Can be a Joy

Christmas Shopping Should be Fun

Make Christmas Shopping Fun Again

This should be a happy time of year, but we place such pressure on ourselves to provide that “perfect” gift for everyone on our list. It’s an unrealistic dream. Think back to the things that made you happy at Christmas. Was it the toys, or the clothing or the super duper television? Okay I’ll grant that the super duper television may be memorable. Or, was it time spent around a fire Christmas Eve as a loved one read Twas the Night Before Christmas? Was it gathering around a table for Christmas dinner, whether it was with a horde or just gazing across the table at your favorite person. Maybe it was spending the evening downtown watching the Christmas tree lighting or singing carols while sipping hot cider and Christmas shopping without buying. You get the energy without the hassle. Our minds are funny things. The very thing that at the moment, we think is going to bring joy, is fleeting and not the fodder of memories that will follow us into our rocking chair years.

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Photo by Kylie Sabra at Calas Galadhon Christmas Pavilion in the Second Life Grid

Many holiday activities are free. Take advantage of them. Spending time with those you care about is going to stay with you far longer than what gifts you give or receive. If you are alone this year, then try hooking up with a group on meetup.com, or find a community caroling group and tag along.There’s not really a way around it, we must do at least some Christmas shopping. There are alternatives to the traditional mall experience. Consider buying gently used clothing for your thrift shop savvy friends. reFresh Boutique is excepting holiday gift returns for store credit through January 6th (requires receipt), so you can shop without worry. Or you can purchase a gift certificate. Christmas shopping at reFresh lets you give a beautiful gift that won’t leave you scrambling for money in the new year.

Merry Christmas

 

Kylie

 

 

What We Need Today – The New Thrift Shop Experience

A New Kind of Thrift Shop

We take in items for store credit and we are in need of the following. We like to keep our trunk full.

  • Everything in sizes large and above.
  • Sweaters in all sizes.
  • Purses
  • Costume jewelry.
  • Belts
  • Scarves
  • Coats in all sizes

Visit here for more details on how to trade with reFresh.


The Thrift Shop with a different point of view.

We work hard to make the thrift shop experience enjoyable by maintaining a store that is clean, bright and smells fresh. reFresh turns the consignment experience into a fine boutique experience. You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you enter the store.

Holiday Shopping at a Resale Boutique? – Holiday Gifting Return Policy

Absolutely!

Approximately 95% of the jewelry at reFresh Boutique is brand new. Does it matter if you give a “used” gift? Not if your best friend, niece, daughter, mom… is a resale enthusiast, and not if you are purchasing top quality items you can expect to find at reFresh. They will be delighted.

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We, and most resale shops, have a no return/no refund policy, but that doesn’t play well for gift giving. So you can give with confidence this holiday season, we offer two options.

  • Gift Certificates – You can purchase a gift certificate in any denomination. We’ll set up an account for the person you are giving the certificate to. They just need to present the certificate at time of checkout, or show their ID (It’s advisable to bring the certificate).
  • Buy your gift. Gift purchases can be returned for store credit (no cash refunds) between December 27th and January 6th (these dates are firm). (Exception: Special occasion dresses are non-returnable.)

I was actually surprised at how many have already begun their holiday shopping with a trip to reFresh — surprised and delighted. Oh my! I’m in the holiday mood now, and so I drift off while visions of my holiday windows dance in my head.

 

 

 

Every Day is Tag-A-Licious – More Than 300 New Items in Just the Past Week and a Half – Many others 20-60% Off

Well “new” is a loaded word in the resale business. Let’s say, to us. Most I have recently procured and some are from the inventory I purchased with the store. Many of the later are blessed with deep markdowns.

The front window celebrates the new pricing program at reFresh Boutique. We will be cycling out inventory on a regular basis using a traditional consignment store price reduction model. This means that items that are on the floor 90+ days are reduced 60%, 60+ days are reduced 40% and 30+ days are reduced 20%.

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The front window celebrates the new pricing program at reFresh Boutique. We will be cycling out inventory on a regular basis using a traditional consignment store price reduction model. This means that items that are on the floor 90+ days are reduced 60%, 60+ days are reduced 40% and 30+ days are reduced 20%.

In the picture above “the girls” inexplicably have their backs turned to the window. Cheeky beasts. Not sure why they’re being so shy, but I’ll show you just a couple.

Blue Sweater by J. Crew: Size S $27 (40% merino wool - soft as cashmere) Scarf: Size L - $16 Navy Pants by Cico's: Size XS, $36
Blue Sweater by J. Crew: Size S $27 (40% merino wool – soft as cashmere)
Scarf: Size L – $16
Navy Pants by Cico’s: Size XS, $36

 

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Cream Sweater by Dividend. Size S. $14.00 Black/Cream/Rose Floral Pants by Ann Taylor Loft. Size 4. $21.00 Blue Scarf. Size XL. $10.00

 

 

 

 

reFresh Offers a New Pricing Structure – Come Play!

I want to ensure that shoppers have access to a constantly changing inventory, as well as give customers exposure to savings in addition to the current 70% off retail model. So, I am instituting an inventory rotation model typical of other consignment/resale shops. Tags are marked with color-coded labels that indicate that an item is 20%, 40% or 60% off the marked price. This information is also entered into the POS system so there is no confusion. No code indicates that the item has only recently joined the reFresh inventory. Signs are placed throughout the store as a reminder of what the tags mean.

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This becomes a bit of a game for customers. “Do I dare wait for this item to be marked down?” It’s like gambling only your odds of winning are 100% better regardless of whether you decide to buy now or risk losing it to another customer. Come play!

Kylie