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Spring Cleaning Your Closet and Chicago Consignment Options

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10th March

Trying to spring clean your closet of clothes you’re not wearing anymore? Want to make extra cash while doing it? Instead of going straight to the overflowing clothing bins on the street corner, you could consider a few other options.

First, try check in with a few girlfriends who might be open to swapping some items out with you. A clothing exchange can be a really fun way to get ‘new’ items with a different style than what you would pick out for yourself.  But only share things that are gently used, clean and still have good quality to them- like things that other people would actually want!

Another option is to consign, the idea around consignment is that you are selling items to a second-hand store at a discount rate that they will sell for discount. There are lots of consignment … Read More »

Meet & Greet: Chicago Designer Kate Pankoke is Back from Project Runway!

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17th April

While visiting a bridal show at Navy Pier, we were elated to meet Kate Pankoke! You might recognize Kate from the most recent season of Project Runway on Lifetime TV.

She is a rare find as a Chicago-based designer who has already launched her own bridal line at the springy young age of twenty three! Her clothes are absolutely beautiful with beaded detailing and a sharp tailoring that explores what she calls, “artful femininity.”


She is now back home from chasing her dreams in New York and Paris (yes, Paris!!), and you can find her dresses in local bridal stores. You might even see her there! Click on the Elaya Vaughn facebook page to see what Kate will be up to next!

See Kate’s brand, Elaya Vaughn, on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElayaVaughn?fref=ts

Click to read more in Crain’s Chicago Business

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