Orange Thread Collection
Location and Contact Info:
302 Main Street, Racine, WI 53403
(262) 365-4197, email@example.com
Hours of Operation:
Weds., Thurs., Fri: noon – 7 p.m.
Sat.: noon – 5 p.m.
Sun.: noon – 3 p.m.
Also by appointment
Please share a bit about your background:
I’ve been in retail for over 20 years and in boutique retail for over five years.
What was the inspiration for your business?
Even as a child I loved fashion, but family circumstances dictated that I had to be thrifty. When I became a young mother, I also had to know the best thrift places to make ends meet while still enjoying fashion. I want to create a store where every woman can come in and find pre-loved, stylish items within her price point. Beyond that, I want this to be a place where women feel supported, uplifted and relish a sense of community. Supporting local women-centric non-profits as well as emphasizing sustainability (my price tags are made from re-purposed greeting cards, pins are used to fasten the price tags to items and my bags are re-purposed t-shirts – not plastic) are core practices for me.
What’s your most popular item?
Fashion at a great price.
Do you have a little-known specialty?
VIP styling events (small groups get the store to themselves, have three personalized “looks” prepared ahead of time, put on a “fashion show” for each other and enjoy beverages and snacks), personal styling, and “closet clean-outs” (personal on-site review of wardrobe closet and one drawer, paring down the clothing, properly storing off-season items, and a personalized list of essential items to add with web-links to where the items can be found).
Can you share a sneak peek to your future plans?
Stop in and I’ll tell you about my unique and exciting partnership with
Rishi Tea & Botanicals!