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?

 

Keep Warm With Christopher & Banks Brown Jacket

Gold & Brown Jacket

Christopher & Banks – Gold and Brown Jacket – Size 10 – Gently Used

Gold interweaves through this brown jacket to create a highly textured and interesting appeal. Zippered front closure and fully lined. Wonderful to layer over a turtleneck or shell to keep you looking and feeling toasty warm. Fully lined for comfort and draping.

COLOR: Brown and Gingerbread (See Color Chart.)

FABRIC

Shell:  48% Acrylic, 26% Polyester, 17% Wool, 6% Nylon

Lining: 100% Polyester

CARE: Turn inside out. Machine wash on cold, gentle cycle. Hang to try. Warm iron if needed.

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What Color Was That? — Color Names and Their Subtle Nuances

Color Names Reds

You may have realized at this point that I am starting an online store. Hang in there. I figure at this rate I’ll have 50 items by year’s end. Just kidding. As I continue to work, I am discovering ways to make the process faster and easier. There is one aspect that was a hurdle for me — until this morning.

Color Names

Computer monitors are different, and matching colors perfectly between the real item and the photographed version is tricky at best. I rely heavily on the name of the color, but until now have been limited to such colorful (no pun intended) descriptions as light, medium and dark. I’m a writer, right? I should be able to do better.

My mornings generally start with of marketing research and studying every aspect of running reFresh Boutique. This morning found me doing the happy dance when, while searching for something altogether different, I stumbled across a wonderfully executed image of color blocks with color names. Thank you, True Blue, Me & You: DIY’s for Creatives.

So when you’re looking for the perfect word to describe a color give these a try.

Color Names WhitesColor Names YellowsColor Names RedsColor Names BluesColor Names Greens/BrownsColor Names Greys / Blacks

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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