Saturday, October 26, 2013

Via del Corso | A Masquerade Affair

Le Thrift Consignment Boutique participated in Via del Corso, a Fashion Focus Chicago featured event held at Parliament in Chicago on October 19th.   In its second year, the Masquerade Affair was produced by M.GO Fashion Co. The evening was hosted by Natalie Martinez with an appearance by Model Jaslene Gonzalez on the red carpet. 
The black tie event included a runway presentation of fall fashion, formal gowns and extravagant couture masks & corsets from Chicago designers and boutiques including Le Thrift Consignment Boutique,  Chapeaux Couture by Leen Abozahab, Verneccia Lashay Fashion House and Michelle Gomez of M.GO Fashion Co.

Photographer: Deal Paul

Proceeds from the evening benefited A Safe Haven Foundation, an organization empowering homeless or in-crisis families to achieve self-sufficiency. 

Continue Reading

Fashion Focus Chicago 2013: BE-YOU-TIFUL Fashion Night

Le Thrift Consignment Boutique celebrated Fashion Focus Chicago 2013 with M. GO Fashion Salon and other fashion designers at the BE-YOU-TIFUL Fashion Night!  The fashionable and fabulous enjoyed first looks and 25% off of the hottest designer labels for fall. Tiger Beer was generously offered to guests. It was a night of cocktails and couture! 

Le Thrift Consignment Boutique along with fashion designers M.GO Fashion Co Trendy Fashion, Leen Abozahab Chapeaux Couture and Verneccia Lashay Fashion House presented a walk-through fashion show. Fashion Stylist Thomas Vaughan was on hand to lend his talents to those looking for a third fashion eye.  Guests looking for some relief enjoyed acupuncture treatments provided by Dr. Amy Cortis10% of all Le Thrift Consignment Boutique sales were donated to One Hope United.

Photography credit: Dean Paul.

Continue Reading

Friday, October 18, 2013

Item of the Week: Michael Kors Genuine Python Skorpios Ring Tote

Genuine Python Skorpios Ring Tote
This exquisite Skorpios Ring Tote shoulder bag from Michael Kors is crafted from genuine python.  It offers a soft, comfortable feel with an incredibly chic look that is timeless.  This is not an MK bag, but from the upscale Michael Kors line.  The exterior is in immaculate condition with no outer flaws.  The interior is clean and near perfect.  One small area where a pen marked.
You cannot find this bag at any Michael Kors outlet store.  It was sold only at Michael Kors Collection stores and upscale department stores.  Retail is $2,495.  The retail price exceeds our listing price by more than $1,000!


  • Dark brown braided leather ring handles. 
  • Shiny Michael Kors embossed silver hardware on the handles.
  • Beautiful silver grommets.
  • Cinched top opens with a magnetic snap. 
  • Roomy interior and lined in silver leather.
  • Divided into three compartments. 
  • Center compartment zips closed. 
  • Adjustable/removable python leather long strap.
  • Large Michael Kors leather and silver hangtag.
  • Measures 18(w) x 12(h) x 5(d).
Visit our ebay store for more information:

Designer & Brand Names!
Michael Kors, Manolo Blahnik, Burberry, Furla, Prada, Christian Lacroix, Coach,
Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana & much more!
Visit us at 1754 West Division in Wicker Park, Chicago or our online store on ebay!
Like Le Thrift on Facebook for sales and promotions!
Continue Reading

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

One Hope United | Holiday Gift Giving Campaign

Le Thrift Consignment Boutique is honored to partner with One Hope United on many of our fashion events, with a percentage of our sales donated to this special charity.

One Hope United is a private, nonprofit human resource organization dedicated to protecting children and strengthening families.  Founded as Chicago Baptist Orphanage in 1895 and Hudelson Baptist Children's Home in 1903, today, they are a federation of agencies that spans multiple states.  With principal offices in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri and Florida, they serve nearly 15,000 children and families each year.

About One Hope United's Northern Region

For most of the children and families they serve, the holiday season can be a time of worry and stress, rather than joy, as they struggle to make ends meet.  One Hope United conducts an annual Holiday Giving Campaign to provide gifts for children and young adults in need.  Each child or young adult completes a wish list.  This gives you, the sponsor, an opportunity to make a personal difference in the life of a child.  It is always wonderful to read the thank you notes from these children and their parents. 

"You helped me make my children's wishes come true."
(Patricia, child's mother)
"Since I lost my job, it's been difficult.  But you put a smile on my son's face!"
(David, child's father)
"It was great to be asked for my holiday wish list,
it really means a lot to know someone cares."
(Eddie, teenager)

Help a child or young adult's wish come true and make the holidays a little brighter by sponsoring an individual or group for the holidays.

Sponsor a Child/Young Adult at Christmas
Shop for holiday gifts (value $25-$30) for an individual child or group of children.
Items must be new, unwrapped and delivered in holiday gift bags.
Number of children/young adults you would like to sponsor? ____
Please submit your Sponsorship request by October 31st
(Sponsors will receive their assigned Names and Wish Lists by November 8th.)

Delivery Deadline

FRIDAY, December 6th

Please note the deadline which allows One Hope United to distribute gifts to all children and young adults before the holidays.  All gifts will need to be dropped off at a One Hope United office, in Chicago, unless other arrangements are made, in advance, through Jenaeth Markaj. Sorry, we do not have the capacity to pick up gifts.
Please return this Registration information to Jenaeth Markaj by October 31st
Organization Name:
Your Name:
State: Zip:
Phone: Fax:
For more information about the Gift Giving Campaign or other ways that you can give to make this season special for the vulnerable children and young adults we serve, contact:

Jenaeth Markaj, Development Associate
(312) 949-4001 (Office)
(312) 953-7986 (Cell)
Continue Reading

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Item of the Week: Loro Piano Pebbled Leather Handbag

Every once and a while a real stunning handbag arrives at our boutique. And this one is one our staff favorites. Beautiful, butter colored leather can be worn any season. A great way to brighten up your winter wardrobe, a nice neutral for summer. Bag is in excellent condition. Some wear by the hardware from it rubbing on the leather. Front pocket with flap. Loro Piano gold plate attached outside. Gold hardware throughout. Interior in excellent condition with thick tan canvas fabric. Lots of side pockets which helps you keep organized and find those keys or phone easily. Made in Italy. Don't miss out on this one.
Measures 17(w) x 8(h) x 8.5(drop) x 5.25(deep).

Visit our ebay store for more information:

Continue Reading