Monday, April 16, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

In Calgary and Addicted to Fashion?

Get ready for Runway Monthly! A monthly series  that include fashion shows featuring designers, boutiques and stylists.

Tonight is the launch at the Bank on 8th (

All pre-sale tickets are sold out, but there are a limited number of tickets for purchase at the door ($18.00)

Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 7:30pm

Hosted by Kyle Nylund and featuring Designers Pout & NRT as well as Stylist Crystal McKenzie - it should be a great show!


Monday, April 9, 2012

Rewind Consignment Clothing - Where Old meets New

Last month, I spent a Saturday afternoon at Rewind Consignment Clothing (1002 Macleod Trail SE) to chat with owner Krista  Hopfauf.   I originally met Krista back in 2010 when she graciously agreed to support an event that I was organizing. This time, we met for an interview for The Creative Mixx:)

Done with the corporate world, Krista decided to follow her passion for fashion and acquired Rewind Consignment Clothing 3 1/2 years ago.  As a boutique owner, Krista loves that she gets to wear many hats; from Merchandiser to Bookkeeper, Marketing Professional to Buyer, Customer Service & Sales Rep to Negotiator.  Her days are always interesting and unique.

Now,  if you're in Calgary and haven't made your way down to the store, then you are missing out on a gem.  Here are a few reasons why I dig this space. 

First -  the store's bi-level interior has character; featuring exposed brick & hardwood floors. 

Second -  expect to see quality items from Canadian designers at affordable prices (under $100).  The fact that you can support local designers without breaking the bank is such a bonus.

Third -  it's a Consignment shop! I love consignment for the variety that it can bring to a store.  You just never know what you'll get:) 
FYI - Consignment is accepted Monday to Friday. Check out the website for FAQ's by clickingHERE 

I was interested in finding how new items get sourced out for the store, so I got the inside scoop.  Basically, Krista frequents local festivals &; markets (ie. Market Collective, Portabello West, Folkfest, etc.) and goes on about 2 buying trips per year. By working with local designers who stand behind their product, Krista can (in many cases) get you connected for alterations, repairs or replacements.

(For more information on the designers featured at Rewind Consignment Clothing just visit the website by clicking HERE)

She's also connected with Fabu Hair Studio  to offer a Spring/Summer promo! (I'll post the image of promo underneath this line of copy)

If you're like me and dream of opening your own boutique some day, Krista offers this advice:

"If it's something you're passionate about, then go for it, but make sure you do some research first. Business is competitive & you want as many cards as possible stacked in your favour."

One more reason to get you excited about Rewind Consignment Clothing is knowing that there's a SALE going on! 40% off select new & consigned pieces!!!

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