Friday, September 30, 2011

Le Thrift Street Style

The girls at Le Thrift want to give you a glimpse at Chicago street style. Interns Camille, Teen, Ashley and myself styled the following looks to show an easy way to transform a fabulous day look into a style for night. For day, we love the pop of orange under a great leopard jacket. Paired with your favorite skinny jeans, black heels and vintage accessories, this is the perfect ensemble to wear to the office shopping or lunch with your girlfriends.

For the perfect night look, throw on a figure-flaterring little black dress, but keep the jacket for chilly fall nights! The same vintage accessories can transfer from day to night.

-Lauren Berger

Steal Ashley's Look 

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Emma And Frank Vintage Silk Orange Shirt
Diva Vintage Charm Bracelet

Hugo Buscati Little Black Dress
Banana Republic Faux Fur Leopard Coat
Calvin Klein Leather Booties
Vintage Patent Leather Handbag
Vintage Chanel Clip Ons
Henry and Belle Jeans
Colin Stuart Mary Jane Pumps

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Designer Spotlight: Peggy Davis Design

Le Thrift loves to support local Chicago designers.  One of our favorites is Peggy Davis.  Peggy Davis re-constructs well-loved vintage pieces to create fresh, funky, and modern new fashion.  We are going gaga over the new fall items that just arrived at Le Thrift.  You can find Peggy Davis Design at Le Thrift's Wicker Park boutique.  For more info, visit

Here are a few of our favorite new arrivals, get them before they're gone!

-Lauren Berger

Photos courtesy of
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Arrivals: Designer Denim

Fall is the season to slip into a pair of great fitting jeans.  Of course we would all love to wear fabulous designer denim that shows off our best assets.  But in this economy, paying a fortune for designer denim is not always practical.  To work with your Le Thriftonista budgets, Le Thrift offers amazing, quality denim that doesn’t break the bank.  Le Thrift sells top names in denim such as 7 For All Mankind, Joe’s Jeans, Rock & Republic, Henry & Belle, Dolce & Gabbana, and Vivienne Westwood.  Check out regularly for new arrivals of designer denim.  

Chicago Le Thriftonistas, don’t forget to check out our Wicker Park boutique (1754 West Division) for even more amazing deals on designer jeans!

Available now at

1.  Rock & Republic- Gray washed, low-rise denim with purple stitching.  Flap back pockets with purple Rock & Republic logo.  Gently worn.  Size 31, 29" inseam.  Compare at $180...  Only $48.99!
2.  Vivienne Westwood- Vintage, classic wash, high-waisted, straight leg denim.  Gently worn. Size 30, 32" inseam.  Compare at $200... Only $42.99!
3.  Henry & Belle- Dark wash, 5-pocket, straight leg denim with whisker details.  Brand new with tags.  Size 29, 33" inseam.  Compare at $140... Only $94.99!
4.  Joe's Jeans- Classic wash, 5-pocket, bootcut jeans.  Signature JJ stitching on back pocket.  Gently worn.  Size 30, 30" inseam.  Compare at $170... Only $18.99!
5.  Dolce & Gabbana- Dark wash, wide leg denim.  Two contrasting pockets on front- one flap and one welt.  Shank button closure on hips.  Size 46 (Italy), 32" inseam.  Compare at $300... Only $99.99!

Also a reminder to enter the Le Thrift Dress Smart Contest.  Simply post a photo of yourself in a thrifty look on our Facebook page and let us know how much (or little!) you paid for it!  You could win a $50 gift card, and be entered for our grand prize of $200 cash!  Entries must be received by October 17th.

-Lauren Berger
Photograph courtesy of Murad Namik.  Model: Leah Van Horn.
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Monday, September 19, 2011

Le Thrift Dress Smart Contest

We are super excited that today launches the Le Thrift Dress Smart Contest!  Are you on trend, but on a budget?  Does your wardrobe consist mainly of pieces from thrift stores and clearance racks?  If you answered yes to both of these questions, then you must enter the Le Thrift Dress Smart Contest.  This contest to open to Le Thriftonistas 18 and over who are a fan of Le Thrift's Facebook page.  The contest is easy to enter- simply post a picture of yourself in a fashionably thrifty look on our Facebook page.  Make sure to provide a total cost of your thrifty ensemble.  Remember, the more creative you can be with less money, the better!

The top 3 entries with the most likes will be judged by a team of Chicago's top fashion experts.  The judges will select a finalist to receive a $50 Le Thrift gift card!  September's winner will compete with the winners of upcoming months to win the Le Thrift Dress Smart – Look of the Year Contest.  The grand prize includes $200 cash, a featured interview on the Le Thriftonista blog, and an opportunity to be a stylist on

We are looking forward to being inspired by your thrifty looks!  Good luck Le Thriftonistas!

-Lauren Berger

Photography courtesy of Murad Namik.  Models- Alesia Truong and Leah Van Horn.
For contest rules and details go to Rule and Regulations
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Introducing Lauren Berger as our Guest Le Thriftonista Blogger

Le Thrift is very excited to announce Lauren Berger as our guest Le Thriftonista blogger.

Lauren will be covering new arrivals at the store, fall and winter trends, promotions and all the fun events Le Thrift will be having over the holiday season.

Lauren Berger is a senior studying Fashion Business at Columbia College Chicago. She writes and styles looks for her personal blog, Mild Medium Hot. In her free time, Lauren enjoys blogging, exploring Chicago, and watching Audrey Hepburn films. Lauren’s fashion belief is that women can dress fabulously- no matter what their budget is!
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mo Rockin Fashion Fest & Girls Night Out

Le Thrift just finished participating in Mo Rockin Fashion Fest and let's just say it was an amazing experience. M GO Fashion salon put together a great event and it was wonderful to work with such an amazing group of people. It was also exciting to meet other boutique owners and designers from the Wicker Park neighborhood.

Our fall line up was vintage inspired looks that were from a moderate to expensive price point following our mission statement that "fashion can be attainable for any inspiring fashionista's budget".

Here are some of the looks that walked down the catwalk. Many thanks to the talented Dean Paul for taking these pictures.

Top - Local Designer Peggy Davis
Skirt - Local Designer Jlee Silver
Handbag - 1970's Japanese Vintage Beaded Bag

Dress - Anne Taylor
Necklace - Local Designer Wish Jewelry

Dress - BCBG
Necklace - Local Designer Wish Jewelry

Dress - Vintage Robert Michaels circa late 1980's

Top - Vintage beaded top circa 1970's
Shorts - BCBG

Top - Antilla Femme
Vest - Vintage Vertigo Paris circa 1990's
Shorts - Vera Wang
Necklace - Wish Jewelry

Dress - BCBG
Necklace -  Local Designer Adda Vear Creations

Dress - Oscar de la Renta Vintage Circa 1980's
Hat - Carson Pirie Scott Circa 1960's

Dress - Chelsea and Theordore

Dress - Michael Kors

Dress - Local Designer Jlee Silver

Dress and Jacket - Vintage Circa 1960's

Dress - Akira

Dress - Banana Republic
Necklace - Local Designer Wish Jewelry
Clutch - Bunny

Dress - Vintage Frenchi circa 1970's

Join Le Thrift and MGO Fashion Salon 
for a Girl's Night out Friday, September 9th.
We will have complimentary martinis, mini manicures 
& SALES from 25 to 75% off in boutique. 
(Manicures offered are on a first come basis.)

3 Morrocanoil Blowouts, Morrocanoil Gift Set 
& $25 Le Thrift Gift Certificate

Friday, September 9th
1754 W. Division, Chicago 

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