Saturday, January 14, 2012
Two local business women teamed up to provide make-up, clothing and accessories in one location. Emilie Dreuil LaCoste, a local entrpreneural celebrated the opening of her new consignment store, Courtney's Closet, with family and friends. The new business is housed with the existing Merle Norman store, which is owned by Donna Malbrough. Father Walter Austin was also on hand to bless the establishment and Parish President Natalie Robottom held a ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of the opening. LaCoste, a frequent consignment store shopper and resident of LaPlace, opened her very own store at 227 Belle Terre Blvd in LaPlace.
Courtney’s Closet offers men, women, teen, children, and baby apparel, as well as purses, accessories, shoes, jewelry and house-hold knick knacks. All items in the store are either donated to the store or sold on consignment. By selling them on consignment, sellers receive 40% of the resale value. All donated items are a 100% return for the owner. “Operating this business provides a place for people cleaning out their closets to sell their clothes as well as offers a place to shop without ‘breaking the bank’,” said LaCoste. “It’s a fun way to shop without feeling guilty,” she added.
The store was named after LaCoste's daughter Courtney who passed away at only 19 years of age in 2010. Courtney also shared a love for consignment stores. “This shop is in her memory,” stated LaCoste.
LaCoste is currently accepting items to stock her inventory and provide a large selection for customers. “This type of business will benefit both buyers and sellers and will keep Courtney's memory alive. There are quality items at very good prices for sale. I encourage residents to stop by and visit the store,” said Parish President Natalie Robottom.
The hours of operation for Courtney's Closet are as follows:
Courtney’s Closet Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday – 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Closed on Wednesday and Sunday – appointment only
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