Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spring Into Wellness at Le Thrift on March 15th!



You're invited to join us to get a jump start
on your health and wellness this spring.


Enjoy complimentary:
Yoga Class by Yoga For All Beings
Kettlebell Training by Lona Fitness
In House Styling by My Chicago Stylist
Manicures and Massage by Salon La Rouge
Acupuncture and Chiropractic Amy Cortis DC SC
Healthy Mini-Bites
20% Off Designer Clothing and Merchandise
Gift bags will be given to the first 40 attendees
Classes are on a first come first serve basis

Sunday, March 15th
Event starts at 9:30 am and ends at 2:30 pm
Yoga Class at 10 am
Kettlebell Training at 12 pm

Le Thrift Consignment
1821 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
312.912.9676
RSVP info@lethrift.com

Item of the Week: Fendi Red Satin Rope Tassel Baguette

fendi baguette le thrift

This is a beautiful glitzy clutch for a night out or an event!
  • Beautiful red color throughout; rope tassel shoulder strap
  • Gold hardware; logo front; zipper middle; date stamp; gold logo tag on interior
  • Gorgeous satin material; dust bag included
  • Very light wear throughout
  • Beautiful condition!
Dimensions:

Depth: 5"
Length: 6"
Width: 4.5"
Height: 4"

fendi baguette le thrift

fendi baguette le thrift

fendi baguette le thrift

fendi baguette le thrift
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Fashion Focus: Ann Everett


I had the opportunity to spend time with Chicago fashion designer Ann Everett. One of the newest residents to the West Town neighborhood in Chicago, Ann is opening her first brick-and-mortar boutique at 1841 W. Chicago Avenue on Friday, March 13th.


Ann hails originally from Ireland and resided in several different cities over the years. She settled with her family in Chicago in 2003 and began building a base of regular clients over the past three years at Chicago's popular Randolph Street Market. She plans to maintain her mobile location at the street market while her boutique is open on the weekends and by appointment.

Ann is quite a unique soul, wearing her fashion heart on her sleeve and you see it in her collection. What I love about Ann's designs is that every piece is one of a kind. This is because she uses the highest quality of vintage textiles and materials for each clothing item and bag.



Pieces may be made to order if the textile availability allows. Items may also be made with alternative fabrics as well. Another unique aspect of her designs is that they come in only one size. Each piece is designed in comfortable, free shapes and fabrics draping to accommodate women's different shapes and sizes.

We discussed her inspirations, her design aesthetic, her journey in fashion thus far and what she would love to see develop in the coming years.



The photographs and antique furniture in Ann's boutique are also for available for purchase. Photographs are the work of Janet Mesic Mackie. Antique furniture is available at Bleeker Street Antiques operated by Denise Odell. The antique furnishings are unique pieces from France, England, South America and Asia.


For more information, visit Ann Everett's website and Facebook page.


Monday, February 23, 2015

Item of the Week: Miu Miu Chocolate Leather Hobo Handbag


Beautiful chocolate brown hobo style, flap snap closure handbag!

  • Chocolate brown leather throughout
  • Silver hardware; double straps; flap and snap front closure
  • Ruched light material detail; large front pocket
  • Satin blend interior; zipper pocket with name plate
  • Light wear with spotted discoloration at bottom
  • Beautiful condition throughout
  • Original tag included: $1,220


Dimensions:
Depth 12" 
Width 10"
Length: 19"
Height 11.5"
Drop 12"






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1821 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago IL 60622
(312) 912-9676
Chicago's top upscale consignment boutique.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Le Thrift is Hiring!

Le Thrift Consignment Boutique is hiring! We're look for a Retail Store Manager, Retail Associates, Online Product Merchandisers, Product Photographers and Brand Ambassadors to join our growing company! Scroll down for each employment opportunity. Send all cover letters and resumes to: jobs@lethrift.com.

Luxury Retail Store Manager
A manager position is now available for a our rapidly-growing, luxury consignment boutique in Chicago. Challenge your management and leadership skills in a dynamic, fashion-influenced environment! We are looking for candidates with a passion for customer service that is ready to achieve outstanding results with 2 years of store retail management experience that knows the fashion world and how to lead a team to success!

Consignment store experience is a plus. This position is for 35-40 hours a week.

Job Requirements:
  • Inventory intake of new consignment – choosing what items to sell from consignors coming in store, entering them into our portal and bringing items to floor for sale
  • Schedules hours each week for online and retail sales staff
  • Trains new sales staff of daily duties and responsibilities within the store
  • Demonstrates excellent leadership, time management and customer service skills with a can do attitude and a team player with other employees and freelancers
  • Creates sales and promotions in the store to move inventory
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Enforces and maintains excellent housekeeping and organizational standards on sales floors, at cash wraps and in stockrooms
  • Assists with shipping and packaging of products sold online
  • Creating movement of inventory through sale racks and promotions
  • Maintains an attractive and pleasant shopping environment by refreshing merchandising displays and completing housekeeping tasks
  • Orders supplies and equipment to keep store fully stocked
  • Knowledge of high-end designer labels and their values
  • Minimum 2 years of Store Manager experience from retail sales-driven environments
  • Track record of associate development is a must  
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Able to stand and walk around during scheduled hours
  • Able to pack and unpack shipments, arrange and move store fixtures and move packages weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Able to use store equipment including cash registers, sensors, cutters, scissors

Job benefits:
Competitive hourly compensation and rare opportunity to utilize your creative and entrepreneurial skills to help contribute to our continued growth and expansion. As we grow, so will you; your successful contributions will be rewarded through the opportunity to earn management bonuses as you achieve key growth objectives. For the successful person in this job, the longer term trajectory will include profit sharing and higher level responsibilities and positions aimed at more aggressive expansion of the business channel.

Luxury Retail Sales Associate - Part Time
This candidate must have fashion sales experience from a retail corporate or boutique setting. Knowledge of high-end fashion product is a must. Daily duties of this individual will be to sell to customers, service consignors and intake of new inventory. They will be responsible with giving the ultimate customer exerience. They will also be responsible for upkeep and general cleaning duties. Excellent organization and people skills are a must. This position is for 14-21 hours a week.

Job Requirements:
  • Inventory intake of new consignment
  • Pricing items and bringing to floor
  • Greeting customers, answering phone, assisting clients with consignment
  • Building a customer email marketing list
  • Daily housekeeping and merchandising
  • Create content for social media and posting
  • Team player with other employees and freelancers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Assists with shipping and packaging of products sold online
  • Knowledge of high-end designer labels and their values
  • Minimum 2 years of retail store experience from retail sales-driven environments
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Able to stand and walk around during scheduled hours
  • Able to pack and unpack shipments, arrange and move store fixtures and move packages weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Participate in events and promotions such as fashion shows and promo videos
  • Able to use store equipment including cash registers, sensors, cutters, scissors

Job benefits:
Competitive hourly compensation and rare opportunity to utilize your creative and sales skills to help contribute to our continued growth and expansion. As we grow, so will you; your successful contributions will be rewarded through the opportunity to earn sales bonuses and free product.

Online Merchandiser and Copywriter
This candidate must have knowledge of online selling platforms such as Ebay and be a perfectionist with grammar. Knowledge of high-end fashion product and knowledge of fashion terminology is a must. Daily duties of this individual will be to list new inventory into our online store. They will be responsible with giving descriptive details of each items. They will also be responsible for upkeep and general design of the online store. This position is for 14-21 hours a week and is a freelance position.

Job Requirements:
  • List fashion product on the e-commerce site
  • Create detailed descriptions for product
  • Write copy and content for blog pages
  • Collaborate with photographer on shooting product
  • Design and write marketing emails to the online customer base
  • Organize photography for listings
  • Create content promoting products online through social media
  • Collaborate with team to further improve the online store infrastructure
  • Create online sales with listed product through Ebay
  • Online customer service
  • Prepping listed product for the sales floor

Job benefits:
Competitive hourly compensation and rare opportunity to utilize your creative and writing skills to help contribute to our continued growth and expansion. As we grow, and this is our quickest growing part of the company, your successful contributions will be rewarded through new job promotions, opportunity to earn sales bonuses and receive free product.

Product Photographer
This candidate must have knowledge of product photography for e-commerce. This position will require daily duties of creating proper lighting, set up and shooting of products. They will be responsible with giving descriptive photos that show details the entice customers to buy the products. This position is for 14-21 hours a week and is a freelance position.

Job Requirements:
  • Create consistent, clear and detailed images of product for e-commerce site
  • Work with studio lighting, mannequin and table set up for product
  • Upkeep and maintenance of photography studio
  • Order and keep photography studio fully stocked with necessary materials
  • Upload product photos to shared cloud folders
  • Photo editing
  • Work with creative team on photo for campaigns and promotions
  • Photograph events, fashions shows and promotional videos

Job benefits:
Competitive hourly compensation and rare opportunity to utilize your creative and photography skills to help contribute to our continued growth and expansion of our online e-commerce site. This is our quickest growing part of the company and your successful contributions will be rewarded through new job promotions and more creative projects.

Brand Ambassador
This candidate must have knowledge of high end designer products and know how to authenticate them.This position will require networking and social skills. This position will  promote the companies brand to potential new consignors. They will be responsible with creating new business and bringing new, authentic designer product in the door. This job can be worked on remotely and is a freelance position.

Job Requirements
  • Create awareness of the company and its services to potential new consignors
  • Network at social gatherings and events promoting the company's brand
  • Opening new consignor accounts and bringing in new inventory to the store
  • Following up with new consignors and ensuring they have a positive selling experience
  • Creating new media opportunities

Job benefits:
Competitive hourly compensation and a percentage of sales in store and online. Your successful contributions will be rewarded through bonuses through positive sales trajectories. Have the freedom to create your own schedule.

1821 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago IL 60622
(312) 912-9676
Chicago's top upscale consignment boutique.