CLEARANCE IS AN ONGOING PROCESS

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OVER 280 CLEARANCE TAGS ON THE FLOOR AS OF TODAY

We are used to seeing sales at the end of a season or for holidays, but resale is a bit of a different animal. The goal is always to turn over stock. So, in the case of resale, clearance is indeed an ongoing process.

Our discounted tags are indicated by the word “***LOYALTY***” right on the tag. Just check the dates on the tag to see how much your item is today.

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If you really like something, it’s best not to wait. Not only might someone else grab it up; I may decide to give it another chance at full price, donate it, or sell it online. In other words, it may not be there, or be at a reduced price when you get back.

WHY DO WE CALL IT “LOYALTY” PRICING?

Probably the most valuable perk of our membership rewards, is loyalty pricing. These tags offer you 60% – 90% of our original prices. Our loyalty club members qualify for this special pricing. Non-loyalty club members will still enjoy a 50% discount off the original price, but why not enjoy the benefits of membership?  They are free!

So, how do you become a Loyalty Club Member? It’s easy.

All it requires is your name, address, email and your birth month and date. No fees.

 

 

Membership Rewards – reFresh Loyalty Club Program

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reFresh Offers Powerful Membership Rewards

We offer a customer loyalty program with several valuable benefits.

  • Earn points for purchases. When you accumulate 100 points you will enjoy a 20% discount on your next visit.
  • $20 gift credit applied to your account on your birthday.
  • Invitations to sales not available to the public.
  • Special inventory clearance pricing, known as “Loyalty” pricing that only you have access to.

What is Loyalty pricing?

Probably the most valuable perk of our membership rewards, is loyalty pricing. You will find that some of the tags in the store have the word “LOYALTY” printed right on them. These are clearance items. In the past, I’ve donated such items, but I’ve decided it’s time that those that are closest to reFresh should benefit. As you can see, these tags offer you 60% – 90% of our original prices.

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So, how do you become a Loyalty Club Member? It’s easy.

All it requires is your name, address, email and your birth month and date. No fees.

 

 

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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Anne Klein – Black Rain Coat – Size Large – Like New

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Anne Klein Raincoat Brings Style to Winter

Features a locking hook front closure that adds lovely detail to the jet-black coat. It is fully lined and water repellent. Silver buttons embellish each sleeve. A partial belt detail adds interest to the back of the coat. The Anne Klein label ensures a quality product.

Best of all it is machine washable and easy care.

 The Details

Measurements:

  • Chest: 42″
  • Shoulders: 16″
  • Length: 36″
  • Sleeve Length: 17 3/4″
  • Waist: 38″
  • Hips: 40″

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Karen Kane – Black Devoré Maxi Skirt – Size Large – Like New

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Karen Kane Means Quality

Karen Kane is available at Macy’s and Nordstrom’s and other high-end retailers. It’s a product you can trust, and this beautiful Devoré skirt is no exception. It is elegant and yet can be quite playful — depending on how you dress her out.

Did you know?

Devoré, also known as burnout, is a technique applied to fabric — particularly velvet — in which some of the fibers are dissolved away. Then, the fabric is layered over a solid background or lining so that the missing fibers create a translucent effect. The technique debuted in France It truly came into its own in the 1990s with appearances in My Fair Lady and the Royal Ballet. For more information, take a quick peek at Wikipedia.

The Details

COLOR Black over a Cream lining

FABRIC:  Shell: 82% Rayon, 18% Nylon    Lining: 100% Polyester

CARE:  Hand wash. Hang to dry.

MANUFACTURED IN: China

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J. G. Hook Red Coat – Size Small – Gently Used

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Nothing Says Glamour Like a Red Coat

This lovely red coat features a button-up front closure. It is near ankle length and will wrap you in warmth. And surprise.  It is is manufactured in the US.

Measurements:

  • Chest: 40″
  • Shoulders: 16″
  • Length: 46″
  • Sleeve Length: 15″
  • Waist: 40″
  • Hips: 45″

Care; Machine:  Wash -Dry Clean

Did You Know?

Max Raab was born into the clothing business in the 20s, apprenticing at his father’s side, but later left the business expressing concerns over the quality and lack of style of the garments. He then moved on to making tailored shirts for women, after observing college co-eds opting for men’s shirts on campus. Throughout the 60s he became synonymous with the preppie style with his venture, The Villager clothing company.
The film industry caught his eye and he purchased the rights to A Clockwork Orange and was later named as Executive Producer by Stanley Kubrick. He went on to produce several other notable films before returning to the fashion industry and establishing J. G. Hook in 1974. He grew it into a $100 million company and later sold it.
Fashion moguls can follow many interesting paths on their journey. Who knew a little red coat could have such an exciting history?

 

Classiques Entier Gold Jacket – Size Large – Like New

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Gold Jacket – A Classic from Classiques Entier – Nordstrom’s Beloved Brand

Women’s button-up, front closure jacket. Beautiful woven gold lame that is not too bright. The pattern features subtle circles. The buttons on this gold jacket are square, for a unique detail. Features two front pockets. Short sleeves and squared-off peter pan collar. Full fit and fully lined.

Classiques Entier has long been a respected brand belonging to Nordstrom — a high-end retailer who calls the Pacific Northwest home.

Take this one out on the floor for a little two-stepping fun.

Made in: China

COLOR: Deep shade of metallic gold.

FABRIC

Shell:  44%Polyester, 32% Acrylic, 11% Metallic

Lining: 100% Polyester

CARE: Dry Clean Only

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Michael Simon New York – Black Beaded Sweater – Size S – Like New

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 Simply stunning Michael Simon New York Beaded Sweater

This beautiful sweater features intricate beaded elephants, lions and tigers. The detailed work is impeccable. Michael Simon started out as a struggling ballet dancer, taking odd jobs here and about to make ends meet. Eventually he bought a loom machine and began making sweaters. Soon his work was the hit of New York’s top boutiques. His small venture grew into a phenomenal success and his sweaters have been featured in top fashion magazines such as Vogue, Style Elle and Glamour. And now he can grace your closet.

Long sleeved, button-up cardigan. The buttons are as intricately detailed as the animals. If you are looking for something unusual and eye-catching, this is the piece.

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

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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