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Saturday, March 30, 2013

First Anniversary Celebration!

You Are Invited

As a loyal customer/consignor and friend of The Avenue we would like to formally invite you to attend our
First Anniversary Celebration!

Our Anniversary Celebration will take place on
Friday, April 19th from
4:00 to 7:00

The afternoon will be filled with fun activities to
celebrate our first year of business.

Come spin the wheel to receive “Avenue Cash” and prizes for your evening shopping!  All you have to do is bring a canned good or donate $1 to Jeffco Action Center
to be awarded a prize!
We will also have international wines for tasting, refreshments from Belfiore Italian Sausage, jewelry display by
“She’s A Belle” and
door prizes and storewide discounts.

Call 303 484-9425, or email

Sunday, February 10, 2013

My Night With Mondo

I haven’t written a blog in a very long time, but thought I’d share my most recent event with all of you. 
Now you have to understand that I do not like Reality TV; no The Bachelor or American Idol for me. I’m more a good old “Mary Tyler Moore Show” sitcom kind of girl.  However…I do have 2 vices:  Dancing with the Stars and Project Runway. 
My fascination with Project Runway stems from my early years when I was making my own clothes in high school.  My mom would buy fabric for my sister and me all day long but tended to shy away from letting us go hog wild in Hudson’s Budget Store for clothes. She was teaching me a life skill and I didn’t even know it!  So Jaylynne and I learned to sew.  I went as far as taking Home Ec Sewing for 3 years in High School!!
When Season 1 of Project Runway started I was interested in the designer’s ability to make a beautiful/crazy garment on a limited budget, no pattern and in a very short time frame.  All the other drama of the competition was just an added bonus.  I got hooked right away. 
Now you may have heard that Mondo, a past Runway winner, was coming to town last week to judge a Goodwill Industries Fashion Show and Swap.  He, along with Peach (one of my favorites), Michael and Fallene were all there to add to the festivities. 
The Avenue decided we had to attend.  Courtney, Brenda, Lindsay (Brenda’s daughter-in-law) and I went down to the EXDO Event Center to see what it was all about.  We got VIP tickets so we could meet and greet the Project Runway stars and get our picture taken, etc. 
We had such a fun time.  Not only did we get our picture taken with the stars but we saw some very interesting garments walk the runway.  Two of Denver’s design schools were competing in the fashion show.  Very creative young people got to try their hand at this competition.  They had to make a “Little Blue Dress” (Goodwill’s color).  The winning look was a strapless, blue dress with handmade, large flowers along the lower portion of the dress.   Very stunning!
A portion of the fashion show were items purchased at the Goodwill Deja Blu shop in Cherry Creek.  It had a feel of the 70’s (it’s coming back!) The color of the season is emerald.  Emerald was paired with chartreuse (hard to believe, but it looked really nice), purple and brown. 
 Fallene gave us pointers as the outfits walked the runway.  Here is her advice for a great look.
  • Dress proportionate to your body
  • Buy lots of separates so you can make your outfits versatile
  • Choose bold colors and pair them from opposite the color wheel, i.e. blue with yellow
  • Stay away from black!
  • Style is an expression of you, don’t always go with the designer’s choice.
The last portion of the night was “The Swap”.  We had each donated 10 items to Goodwill and then got to leave with 10 items. Most of the people at the event waited anxiously in an alley outside the center to get into the Swap Hall.  We felt a little like we were one of the people at those big sales on Black Friday, where everyone is mobbed outside an entrance and will be trampled by the frenzy of the sale.  However, everyone was very orderly.  Once inside, you had to look quickly to find just the right item before a hand grabbed it out of yours, but, all in all, it was fun to make quick selections.  Courtney found the pick of the night. She got a pair of jeans that sell for $100 retail.  They fit her perfectly!
So readers, enjoy your shopping this spring and tune into Project Runway once in a while.   Hope to see you at The Avenue Consignment Boutique.  Bye for now.

The Avenue Consignment Boutique
7777 W. 38th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Avenue Summer Clearance Sale

Final Clearance
On All Purple Ticket Items
Two Days Only:  $1.99
August 14th and 15th
We are having our final summer clearance
before bringing in our fall clothing.
Purple Tickets:  $1.99
Red Dots on White Tickets:  $1.99
Orange Tickets:  50% off
Yellow Dots on White Tickets:  50% off
Blue Tickets:  15%
Take $5 Off any $50 purchase through Aug. 15th

The Avenue Consignment Boutique
7777 W. 38th Avenue Wheat Ridge, CO 80033  303 484-9425

Friday, July 6, 2012

July News

July News at The Avenue

We have been having a wonderful summer here at the Avenue!
Take a look at some of our Highlights and Upcoming Events!

Most of our Shoes 25% off
    Price reductions on purple and orange ticket items
Designer Purses:
Dooney and Bourke, Coach, Fendi, Kathy Van Zeeland, 
Nicole Lee, Francesco Biasia
We are limiting consignment items to designer purses and designer clothing for the remainder of the summer.
Fall and winter consignment will begin on August 28th.
Our next evening shopping event will be in late August, watch for details!
We hope to see you again this summer for our best deals!
Through July 31st, take $5 off any $50 purchase with this email.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Special Evening Shopping Event

 Friends of The Avenue Consignment Boutique

Please join us for our Evening Shopping Event,
June 26th from 5 – 7.
We will have wine and cheese tasting, highlighting light summer wines and complimentary cheeses.
Additionally, Pam Whitlow will be here to feature her jewelry. 
You can view her work at:
Whitty Wire

7777 W. 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO  80033   

 303 484-9425

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer at the Avenue

Summer at the Avenue
Hello!  The Avenue has had a great first two months.  I have had some wonderful experiences helping customers find clothing for special events.  Just Saturday, a young girl came in looking for ball gowns.  She was invited to the Air Force Academy Ball and didn’t have any idea what to wear.  We found just the right dress and earrings and she looked like Cinderella going to her first big dance.
We are always thinking of ways to get our name out there.   So, I am asking my faithful blog readers to vote for me in Best of Jeffco.  If you have been to the shop and think it’s great, please take a minute to vote.  There are two places you can vote for me; first pick the city:  Wheat Ridge, then write The Avenue Consignment Boutique under Clothing Retail/Boutique and Consignment/Thrift Stores.  Here is the website and thank you in advance.
The boutique has summer sales going on right now.  Many of our items are 15% and 25% off the marked price.  We are also starting our value rewards program.  For every $10 you spend at The Avenue you receive a value point.  After 20 value points you will receive 20% off your next purchase.  We will keep your card at the boutique so you won’t have to worry about remembering to bring in your card.
Our open house was such a success, so we are going to have evening events periodically throughout the year.  Our next event will be a Wine and Cheese tasting while you shop on Tuesday, June 26th from 5:00 to 7:00.  We will feature light summer wines.   Hope you can make it.
Enjoy your summer and think of me when you are recycling those nearly used clothes or when you are out shopping for clothes.  We have many summer dresses, capris, shorts and purses.  Bye for now.

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.