Friday, April 18, 2014

Item of the Week: Jimmy Choo Leather Strappy Heel

Jimmy Choo
Leather Strappy Heel

These amazing Jimmy Choos just came through the door. In excellent condition with very minimal wear, they have this gorgeous deep pink with a hint of red color. Brown snakeskin accents and gold hardware elevate the design of these shoes. Leather upper with no flaws, soles have not been worn outside so very little wear.  Size 41.
Dimensions:
4.5" heel
Insole 11"
Toe 3.75"


Visit our ebay store for more information:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Marchesa-Notte-silk-navy-strapless-dress-Size-10-/291012007595?pt=US_CSA_WC_Dresses&hash=item43c1aad6ab
Designer & Brand Names!
Chanel, Michael Kors, Manolo Blahnik, Burberry, Furla, Prada, Christian Lacroix, Coach, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana
and much more!
Visit us at 1821 West Chicago Ave in West Town or our online store on ebay!
http://www.ebay.com/usr/lethriftretail

Friday, April 11, 2014

Le Thrift Press Love

Check out our recent press love!

Fuelers TV
"One of the places to see" in Chicago for the Latino community! Check out the amazing video they did sponsored by @Honda.


Shop Chicago Chic
Shops: Le Thrift

Chicago Magazine
Sales Check |  A weekly round-up of retail sales, openings, and events

Racked 
10 Chicago Consignment Stores to Shop Now

Examiner.com
Le Thrift's Fashion Celebration

Designer & Brand Names!
Chanel, Michael Kors, Manolo Blahnik, Burberry, Furla, Prada, Christian Lacroix, Coach, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana
and much more!

Visit us at 1821 West Chicago Ave in West Town or our online store on ebay!
http://www.ebay.com/usr/lethriftretail

Le Thrift Consignment Boutique Grand Opening

Le Thrift Consignment Boutique held its Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, March 15th. Our beloved family, friends, customers & consignors celebrated our new location over champagne, micro brews & mini bites.

Le Thrift's beautiful and larger location is full of carefully selected consigned, spring merchandise. We have recently added some stunning designer and vintage pieces.


 
*** Special THANK YOU to our awesome locally owned businesses & friends
providing refreshments & services *** 

Hors d'oeuvres: Alex Souza
Caramels and lollipops:  Das Caramelini Fleur De Sel Salted Caramels
Cupcakes: Vee Rubio Creations
Photography: Denise Rodriguez Photography
Designer & Brand Names!
Chanel, Michael Kors, Manolo Blahnik, Burberry, Furla, Prada, Christian Lacroix, Coach, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana
and much more!

Visit us at 1821 West Chicago Ave in West Town or our online store on ebay!
http://www.ebay.com/usr/lethriftretail

Louis Vuitton Monogram Vintage Large Tote

Louis Vuitton Monogram Vintage Large Tote


Be the boss with this amazing large, roomy tote. Purchased in the early 90's from Marshall Fields in the Chicago area, this large tote is in amazing condition. Brown, monogram print on the outside. Beautiful tan leather straps and gold hardware. Zippered pocket on the inside. On the side there is a gold chain that used to hold a keychain. Can probably be easily repaired. Slight wear on the inside and bottom of the bag on the leather, but for the age this bag is in superior condition.

Measurements:
Width at top: 24"
Width at bottom: 18"
Height: 15"
Depth: 7"
Strap Drop: 14"






Visit our ebay store for more information:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Marchesa-Notte-silk-navy-strapless-dress-Size-10-/291012007595?pt=US_CSA_WC_Dresses&hash=item43c1aad6ab

Designer & Brand Names!
Chanel, Michael Kors, Manolo Blahnik, Burberry, Furla, Prada, Christian Lacroix, Coach, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana
and much more!

Visit us at 1821 West Chicago Ave in West Town or our online store on ebay!
http://www.ebay.com/usr/lethriftretail

Friday, April 4, 2014

Le Thrift Summer Internships!

  

Summer Interns Wanted!
 
We are looking for ambitious, fashion oriented, team players
who are interested in hands-on experience in the retail world.

Each intern will play an important part to the company's growth.

Send cover letters and resumes to ChristineS@lethrift.com.

Retail and Merchandising
Assist sales associates with intake of new inventory, tagging merchandise, assist with displays, promote store, answer phone, respond to emails, run errands and other store responsibilities. These individuals must have a fashion and retail background.

Copywriter
Write descriptive copy of items to sell online. This individual must be impeccable with grammar and spelling. It is imperative that they are familiar with high-end designer names and knowledge of Ebay listings is a plus.

Photographer
Shoot new inventory for our online store.  This individual must have experience with shooting product and be familiar with lighting and a camera. Camera not necessary.

Marketing and PR
Work with team to develop and execute inventive and fresh marketing plans. Assist in creating opportunities with local media.
 
Graphic Designer
Assist owner with design of marketing materials and web site.  Must know Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and have knowledge of HTML. This person must also own laptop.

Designer & Brand Names!
Chanel, Michael Kors, Manolo Blahnik, Burberry, Furla, Prada, Christian Lacroix, Coach, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana
and much more!

Visit us at 1821 West Chicago Ave in West Town or our online store on ebay!
http://www.ebay.com/usr/lethriftretail

Breakfast at Tiffany's Charity Shopping Event

Join Le Thrift Consignment Boutique
Breakfast at Tiffany's
A shopping event to benefit One Hope United
  
Sunday, April 12
11:00 am - 4 pm

Proceeds from this event will go to support the 
One Hope United National Blue Ribbon Campaign to prevent Child Abuse.

Donate $10 and receive a complimentary manicure.
Choose to have yours done in Tiffany Blue!
Automatic entry for a raffle of a Tiffany and Co. jewelry piece upon donation.

Enjoy 25% off
during the event hours.

Complimentary pastries, champagne, mimosas & cupcakes.
Cupcakes are generously provided by Vee Rubio.

10% of event sales will be donated to the 
Blue Ribbon Campaign with One Hope United.


Last year One Hope United staff, board, and volunteers raised over $162,000 in support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month and our Blue Ribbon Month campaign. This year we’re asking that you join together with us again this April in the battle against child abuse and neglect by helping us meet our overall fundraising goal of $200,000.

Every dollar donated, every event hosted, and every message shared online helps us fulfill our organization’s mission and provide programs and services designed to prevent child abuse and neglect.  For more information on One Hope United and Blue Ribbon Month go to http://onehopeunited.org/go-blue-4-ohu/
 
Designer & Brand Names!

Chanel, Michael Kors, Manolo Blahnik, Burberry, Furla, Prada, Christian Lacroix, Coach, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana
and much more!

Visit us at 1821 West Chicago Ave in West Town, Chicago or online on ebay!
http://www.ebay.com/usr/lethriftretail

Le Start & Le Team

 

Le Thrift Consignment Boutique founder, Christine Sanderson, found herself, like many others, unemployed during the recession. As a single mother, a budget for a great career wardrobe was challenging during this time.

Christine turned to consignment and thrift stores to fill her closet with stylish options, often receiving compliments for her outfits. It was during this time when Christine decided to follow her dreams of selling gently loved designer items in a high end and luxurious boutique without the hefty price tag.

Le Thrift Consignment Boutique started online in August 2009.  She worked out of her house, slowly networked and sold designer items online to her friends, families and referrals. The business grew at a rapid pace and in May 2011, Christine opened Le Thrift Consignment Boutique in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. In March 2014, Christine moved her expanding business to a larger storefront located West Town, Chicago. 

Le Thrift Consignment Boutique now consigns designer women's and men's apparel, accessories and home pieces.  Le Thrift Consignment continues to push beyond the boutique boundaries by offering stylist services, wardrobe editing, closet organization, image consultant and personal shopping.  These services make Le Thrift Consignment Boutique the one-stop shop for all of your style needs.

Christine has been slowly building a staff to support her vision and her growing business.  Meet the Le Thrift Consignment Boutique Team!

Christine Sanderson
Owner

Christine has a background in design, fashion and art. She has been painting for 15 years and was a graphic designer for 12 years. She was a mid-west representative for Tom Ford eye wear and gained extensive retail and sales experience in the fashion industry. She also served as a design consultant for fashion magazines, children's clothing and home and restaurant interior design.

Christine established Le Thrift Consignment Boutique to provide a unique shopping experience for men and women of all income levels with exceptional customer service.  She takes a creative role with the store branding, merchandising and marketing. She also places her strong customer and consignor relationships as the priority. 


The part of Le Thrift Consignment Boutique's mission that Christine holds close to her heart is building relationships with charities.  She is grateful for the community who supported her through the years and is honored to provide fundraising options benefitting those in need.

Thomas Vaughan
Retail Operations Manager

Thomas was born in Arkansas and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater with a Minor in Art at the University of Central Arkansas. Thomas moved to Chicago in 2011 and pursued a career as a fashion stylist and has also become Christine's right hand at Le Thrift Consignment Boutique!


Thomas wears two hats at Le Thrift Consignment Boutique.  As the Retail Operations Manager, Thomas is responsible for creating the window displays, consignment inventory, managing sales associates, coordinating events and handling the boutique supply needs.
As the resident Le Thrift Stylist, Thomas provides services that enhances the Le Thrift experience for the customer.  He provides stylist services, wardrobe editing, closet organization, image consultation and personal shopping.


Thomas' fashion philosophy isn't necessarily about the latest trend or the newest look. Fashion is about making a woman look and feel like the best version of herself. This young, enthusiastic Stylist is ready to take your wardrobe to the next level!

Marlo Irizarry
Customer Relations Consultant

Marlo lives in the Logan Square neighborhood and is completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Entrepreneurial Studies from DePaul University.  Marlo's previous experience lies in small business and the not for profit sector for the past thirteen years.  Marlo met Christine and Le Thrift Consignment Boutique through networking within the fashion and beauty industries.

As the Customer Relations Consultant for Le Thrift Consignment Boutique, Marlo is responsible for assisting Christine and Thomas in planning, coordination, marketing and customer-oriented tasks. She looks forward to helping Christine grow the business in the new location and building strong relationships with our clients and customers.
Lotta Yanong
Blogger

Lotta was born and raised in Chicago and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She currently works as a CPA in the tax industry. She has over 20 years of professional business experience within both the public and private sector.

Lotta loves digging for vintage at estate sales and thrift stores and finds joy in researching the history of vintage finds, keeping abreast of fashion trends and designing jewelry. Lotta started a blog named Lotta de Luxe to share inspiration related to style, wellness and travel.


She joined the Le Thrift Consignment Team in the summer of 2013 as a way to stay creative in the industry and to contribute to building Le Thrift Consignment Boutique's presence on the internet.  Her posts on the Le Thriftonista blog range from highlighting Le Thrift Consignment Boutique services, events and inventory pieces to promoting cool Chicago-based designers and industry-related businesses.  Style inspiration from music, movies and trends round out the topics.
She is more than thrilled to support Christine realize her dream and is grateful to be working with such a caring and talented team.
Designer & Brand Names!
Chanel, Michael Kors, Manolo Blahnik, Burberry, Furla, Prada, Christian Lacroix, Coach, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana
and much more!

Visit us at 1821 West Chicago Ave in West Town, Chicago or online on ebay!
http://www.ebay.com/usr/lethriftretail