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

 

 

 

 

What’s in the Window? October 4th.

Warm woolen jackets paired with skirts. Toasty coats and scarves. Sweaters that accentuate curves and a few jewels as frosting.

Large Blue Scarf by: The Territory $18.00 Blue Cameo Necklace $11.00 Blue Coat by: Liz Claiborne, Size Medium, $27.00 Black/Charcoal Jacket by: Alfani, Size 8, $35.00 Black/Gold Knit Tank by: August Silk, Size Small, $12.00
Large Blue Scarf by: The Territory $18.00
Blue Cameo Necklace $11.00
Blue Coat by: Liz Claiborne, Size Medium, $27.00
Black/Charcoal Jacket by: Alfani, Size 8, $35.00
Black/Gold Knit Tank by: August Silk, Size Small, $12.00

 

Beige & Rose Jacket by: Chico's, Sizen S $28.00 Black Skirt by Liz Claiborne: Size S, $14.50
Beige & Rose Jacket by: Chico’s, Sizen S $28.00
Black Skirt by Liz Claiborne: Size S, $14.50
Gold Sequined Suit by: Kate Spade, Size M, $250
Gold Sequined Suit by: Kate Spade, Size M, $250

 

Multi Sweater by: INC, Size Small, $12.00 Red Skirt by: Eddie Bauer, Size 2, $18.00 Necklace: $18.00
Multi Sweater by: INC, Size Small, $12.00
Red Skirt by: Eddie Bauer, Size 2, $18.00
Necklace: $18.00

 

 

Hangers Are Liars — Never Trust Them

reFresh Boutique is bedecked for fall and that means the beautiful jewel tones, rich umbers and reds are painting the racks of sweaters, dresses, skirts, jackets and more.

This lovely dress below is a classic example of why you simply must try on an outfit to know its true worth. This is a 3.1 Phillip Lim designer dress (Size 6, $195). On the hanger it looks like a sack, but it comes to life on our beautiful model. Take it casual or dress it up. You could put a belt with it, but I wouldn’t. It has a way of accentuating the curves of a woman’s body that needs no assistance.

About the Model

Leicie (prounouced lacey) Piscitelli is a sweetheart who loves fashion and hopes to make it her career. She is the most beautiful kind of beauty in that she has no clue at all that she is indeed beautiful. She is kind, soft spoken and a real treasure to work with.  Thank you, Leicie.

 

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This Alpaca-fur-trimmed suede coat by Marvin Richards is a true beauty. The fur is as soft as…well…fur. The suede is in impeccable condition.This is a piece you can treasure for years to come.

Alpaca & Suede Coat, Size L, $130.00
Alpaca & Suede Coat, Size L, $130.00

 

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Jacket by Erin London: Size M, $15.00
Jacket by Erin London: Size M, $15.00

I have to say, there is simply nothing like the feel of Angora next your skin to warm you up on a cold day. Wrap yourself in luxury with this lovely piece by Venesha.

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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.

&

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27TH

8:00 A.M.  – NOON

Rainy Day Benefits – The Rack is Out

Need a reason to get out in the rain?  I have a great one. reFresh Boutique’s Rainy Day Sales. When the rain falls, the clearance rack comes out on the floor.  Here you will find items discounted 30% – 50%. So don that raincoat and come on in. Don’t have a raincoat?  No problem. You can buy one at the boutique.

Check the Facebook page for the weather . . . I mean . . . clearance forecast.

Before the Storm, by Kylie Sabra
Before the Storm, by Kylie Sabra

Why We Love Handbags

Why do we love handbags? If it were merely a matter of carrying about our daily survival kit — well, a kit bag would do just fine. It holds everything you need. Even has little pockets for this, that and the other. But . . . It does seem to be lacking in character.

Kit Bag

The handbag, for many of us, is an expression of our personality. It says either, “She’s feeling well put together, walking taller. She likes being noticed.” Or, it shrugs and says, “She could carry me every day until my handles crack and the duct tape just won’t hold me together anymore.” They both smile and say, “She loves me.”

Some of us carry the same black bag — because of course black goes with everything — every day, and never give it a thought. For others, though, the handbag is an extension of their wardrobe; no different than donning the perfect necklace or the singly appropriate shade of eye shadow. It simply must all work together.

“So that’s it!  IT’S AN INVESTMENT”

 

For some, the handbag is a bit of affordable luxury — a status symbol that lasts for years and in some cases actually increases in value. So, that’s it!  IT’S AN INVESTMENT! Well not always,  but still it is a way to tell the world that you know and are passionate about fashion.

Dooney & Bourke $75.00
Dooney & Bourke
$75.00

It isn’t always about status. The fact is, a well-designed bag will hold up for years, whereas their lesser counterparts might be lucky to make it through a season. We are all individual, with unique ideas about what is an is not important to us.

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So. Why do you love handbags?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rainy Day Sales – Come on in out of the Rain!

Need a reason to get out in the rain?  I have a great one. reFresh Boutique’s Rainy Day Sales. When the rain falls, the clearance rack comes out on the floor.  Here you will find items discounted 30% – 50%. So don that raincoat and come on in. Don’t have a raincoat?  No problem. You can buy one at the boutique.

Check the Facebook page for the weather . . . I mean . . . clearance forecast.

Art by Kylie Sabra Don't despair, weather the rain and come on in for some retail therapy and take advantage of the Rainy  Day Sales at reFresh Boutique.  Check the Facebook for the forecast.
Art by Kylie Sabra
Don’t despair, weather the rain and come on in for some retail therapy and take advantage of the Rainy Day Sales at reFresh Boutique. Check the Facebook page for the forecast.