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Monday, May 14, 2012

Ribbon Cutting!

Hello!  I am thrilled with the way my first four weeks have flown by.  We are off to a great start, each week there has been an increase in sales.  I am meeting the most interesting people. 
I have a wide age range of shoppers.  My younger shoppers come in and browse, quickly amazed that I have labels like Express, The Limited, Seven, etc.  The “thirty/forty somethings” come in and take it all in, enjoying the “boutique” feel of the shop and usually finding something unique to purchase.  Now my over 80 crowd likes to come in to look, talk and shop.   I hear about New York fashion in the 50’s and 60’s, their lives, their kids and grandkids, their aches and pains, but mostly just bantering while shopping.  Several of my shoppers are over 90 and they come in regularly.  It amazes and pleases me that the over 90 crowd still enjoys shopping and buying “new” things to update their wardrobes. 
I love it all! 
A friend came in the other day with a peignoir from the 50’s with tags still in place.  What’s a peignoir you say?…it’s lingerie:  lacy robe with nightgown.  Now, I do not take lingerie but I could not resist this piece of vintage history.  I can just see Lana Turner waltzing around her New York apartment with her long cigarette in mules and this peignoir!  It’s for sale!
Our Grand Opening last Thursday was a great success.  Thanks to so many of you who came, and brought new friends to The Avenue. 

The evening started with a group picture and ribbon cutting with the Mayor Pro Tem of Wheat Ridge. We enjoyed appetizers, door prizes and some great shopping was had by all!  We kicked off our Red Dot Sale, 25% off selected items.  It will be going on through the month of May, so if you haven’t stopped by yet, be sure to do so.
 I am now looking for local artists to fill my walls with art.  If you know anyone who would like to display and sell their art work, please have them give me a call.  Bye for now.