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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
So. Why do you love handbags?
I was surprised myself when I did a count. I just took in some interesting handbags. Brilliant colors replace the golds and blacks previously highlighted.
I’ve been determined to mine the piles of jewelry in the back and bring them out to be enjoyed. Mission accomplished. Necklaces adorn the walls like fine art, as well as gracing the front window. The sun plays on the different colors to create a dazzling display. Costume jewelry is an affordable treasure that adds life to any outfit, pulls together colors and lets you make your own very personal statement.
This Dooney & Bourke is like gilt chocolate. The intensity of the colors is what strikes the eye first — a rich, deep chocolate brown embellished with gold. The purse is in mint, like-new condition inside and out. This is one I struggle with not taking home myself.
reFresh continues to update its offerings, leaving behind the Old Navy’s, Kohl’s, Target… brands in favor of higher-end offerings (think Macy’s and above.). Why?
Lower end brands can be fun, but they are widely available at many locations, and they just don’t hold up over time. At reFresh, we offer value for your dollar by providing carefully curated fashion that has plenty of wow and life left in it. You will find fun, fresh and unique pieces for your wardrobe from well-recognized manufacturers and designers. Higher-end fashion is assembled with an eye toward quality. You can feel the difference in the weave of the fabric or the turn of a hem, or in innumerable embellishments that make a garment sing.
Cruise and vacation season is upon us. Romantic dinners in posh restaurants, sipping martinis in glittering night clubs — you want to look like a million, but you don’t want to spend all of your vacation dollars in doing so. reFresh Boutique gives you elegant fashion without breaking the bank. As always, our clothing is carefully curated to ensure you top quality and enjoyment from your selections. Kylie is happy to work with you to put together that oh-so-perfect outfit.
I was frustrated by the lack of surfaces available for merchandising. Merchandising is more than just arranging items for ease of shopping, it’s that little special touch that pulls the eye and adds elegance. By moving the shelves out of the window and down to the floor level, I accomplished a couple of desirable results — much needed merchandising space and a bright open feel to the store. And now you can see the beautiful mirrors and chandeliers from the street. I hope you enjoy the changes.
This sweet summer dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs is such fun. colors are orange and white, as bright as a summer sunset. The little circles are comprised of ever so many white sequins. Make a splash when you step out this summer.
Look for more designer fashions at reFresh Boutique as we continue to evolve.