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Purchase your prom dress at Loralei's and receive a free prom survival kit!
Worried about the cost of prom this year? Why spend $100s on a gown you will wear once? Loralei's Boutique has dozens of gorgeous new and next-to-new gowns in all of the latest colors and styles.
Still holding on to last year's dress? Bring it in for consideration. We have consignors earning $1,000s just by recycling their clothes!
Spring into Fashion Updated: Tuesday, 05 Feb 2013, 3:27 PM EST Published : Tuesday, 05 Feb 2013, 3:27 PM EST
Shaun Kraisman Loralei's Boutique shows us how to dress for Spring season with their very own mini fashion show.
Fall Diva Day Bus Tour, $35 per person
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012.
Choose from two starting locations — one north, one south:
Treasures for You, Vandalia (9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Loralei’s Boutique, Centerville (10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
Visit five consignment shops — great fashion, accessories, jewelry and home décor for a fraction of the price! Be treated to prizes, discounts, lunch and snacks throughout the day! Meet at 9:00 a.m. (Vandalia) or 10:30 a.m. (Centerville) to begin this fun day with deluxe bus transportation to each shop.
Lunch is included and will be served in the historic community ballroom at Market Square in Troy, catered by Unrefined Café.
Participating shops include:
- Loralei’s Boutique, 43 W. Franklin Street, Centerville
- Treasures for You, 350 W. National Road, Vandalia
- Kelly Lane, 748 E. Columbus Avenue, Lebanon
- David Fair on the Square, 301 Public Square, Troy
- Sandi’s Clothes Encounters, 521 S. Dixie Drive, Vandalia
CALL 937-528-6861 to purchase your ticket today!
According to German legend, there was once a beautiful young maiden, named Lorelei, who threw herself headlong into the river in despair over a faithless lover. Upon her death she was transformed into a siren and could from that time on be heard singing on a rock along the Rhine River, near St. Goar. Her hypnotic music lured sailors to their death. The legend is based on an echoing rock with that name near Sankt Goarshausen, Germany.
Who: Loralei. Or rather, Laurie Smalley, 40, owner of Loralei’s Boutique, who found a knack for business while taking a mental health day. “Three years ago I was a single mother of two young sons working 60 hours per week as a paralegal. One day, I took a much needed mental health day and spent it getting organized and cleaning my closet.” A frequent consigner, Laurie took her clothing to a local consignment shop where the owner mentioned the store was for sale. She jumped at the chance for the freedom that comes from being her own boss. “I was a little nervous at first because my experience with retail was limited so I surrounded myself with an amazing staff of women whose skills complement each other. I also learned from the other amazing women business owners in The Heart of Centerville.”
Laurie and her staff love working with women every day, not only helping them while shopping in the store, but also by working at community and charitable events where they show women how dress for their body type in designer clothing while working with a budget. Loralei’s is also active in promoting a green lifestyle. “Consignment is just another form of recycling and people who consign or shop with us feel good about that. Many items we receive were never, ever worn or were maybe worn just once. We give those clothes a new home.” Loralei’s Boutique caters to a wide variety of clients: fashionistas who retire their wardrobes every season, women who want designer clothing, but don’t want to pay the designer prices, teens needing dresses for prom and homecoming, and women who are in transition (losing weight, changing jobs, having children or down-sizing).
Loralei’s Boutique also helps the community by donating unsold items to women and teens in need. Women who put their clothing on consignment at Loralei’s Boutique know that even items that don’t sell get into the hands of people who truly need and appreciate them. “After 90 days on the Loralei’s floor, clothing, accessories, handbags and shoes are donated to several charitable organizations such as Clothes that Work and For Love of Children and because Loralei’s Boutique chooses only the highest quality items, the donations are truly appreciated because these are top-line, like new designer and brand name clothes.”
Published in Centerville/Washington Twp. Times, June 2012