When your workday stretches into your nightlife, it's smart to have clothes that can pull double duty.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Plus Alsip gives pet owners a deal on grooming, and Fringe Boutique offers Kate Mesta jewelry.
Local Business Buzz is a roundup of what's going on in Frankfort's business community. This includes store openings and closings, listings of special events and a look at upcoming sales and deals. PLEASE VISIT the listings for Alsip Home & Nursery, Fringe Boutique and other Frankfort businesses in the Patch Places directory.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Would-be fashionistas could be spotted in downtown Frankfort during the festival. Don't take our word for it. Check out our photo gallery.
Wandering the downtown streets this weekend during Frankfort Fall Festival looking for unique crafts, we discovered that distinctive styles could be found outside the artisan booths. READ: Has Fall Fest Become Too Crowded? While costumes and leather biker jackets were in abundance this weekend, some individuals stood out as creative sylists. We found a fun dad dressing to amuse his kids, doggies groomed to get a prize, an artist wearing her work and some truly distinctive folks who know who they are and love to share it. Check out this photo gallery for a peek at what was fashionable festival wear this year. WANT TO READ MORE FRANKFORT FALL FESTIVAL STORIES? Subscribe to our Frankfort Fall Festival feed for more articles on the topic.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Emily McGlone, 10, puts her artistic talents to use, creating and selling her duct tape fashion accessories.
The uses of duct tape have reached mythic proportions in recent years. Aside from being a home-repair staple, duct tape has broken all the high fashion rules, evolving from its gunmetal gray, utilitarian roots to entice artists with myriad colors and patterns. From prom dresses to purses and Halloween costumes to headbands, duct tape is the new all-purpose funky fashion staple for the innovative artiste. Emily McGlone, 10, of Frankfort, has been working with duct tape for the past 18 months. "I've always just loved to play with duct tape," she said. "And then my friend got me a book for my birthday on how to make stuff with duct tape." McGlone started experimenting with different projects after looking through the book, she said. A simple …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Former GC Boutique managers reward their customers' loyalty with their latest retail clothing venture.
As a former manager of GC Boutique, Gloria Ursich was overwhelmed by the customer response to the news that GC Boutique would suddenly close its doors this past April. "They kept asking, 'Are you going to reopen?' and saying 'You have to do something!' The support was just wonderful," Ursich said. But in April, the idea of opening her own boutique was just a dream and not something she'd really thought seriously about. Yet with customers continuing to encourage her and the other store manager, Debbie Bell, to open their own shop, Ursich--as well as her customers--thought the time might be right to pursue a business venture. She and Bell got together with Rae Vegetabile, who managed Girlfriend's Closet (the first evolution of GC Boutique) …