August 26, 1989 |
There are those who see Sharon Weiner's proposed business venture in their Rittenhouse Square neighborhood as nothing more than a little shop of - horrors - "used clothes. " No, no, no, cherie. "It will be a very, very, very high-quality consignment shop," she says, "with very, very lovely things worn once or twice and a lot of bread-and- butter things that girls can wear to work. " Weiner, a widow and Philadelphia native who has just moved back home after 20 years in New York, has applied to the Zoning Board for a variance to open her high-class shop at 1953 Locust St., just off very, very lovely Rittenhouse Square.
April 22, 1989 |
In addition to the usual run of fine furniture and colorful crafts, sales next week will offer auctiongoers a couple of glimpses into the odd worlds of Victorian vanity and sports-car nomenclature. The Victorian vanity is a contraption of velvet, wire and beveled glass that will go on the block Wednesday at the Concordville Inn at the intersection of Routes 1 and 322. It is part of a consignment sale being conducted by William H. Bunch. "It's supposed to be a pin cushion," Bunch said yesterday, but added the disclaimer: "They had to call it something.
October 1, 1987 |
Much of the clothing found in thrift and consignment shops can be a turn- off. But occasionally you find a gem of a store - bright, clean and stocked with lightly-worn designer fashions at rock bottom prices. That description fits Merel's Clothes Closet in the Northeast to a "T. " I visited this neat-as-a-pin consignment shop last week and saw racks and racks of women's still-in-fashion clothes from the most famous designers. Some standouts: Lambswool/angora/nylon blend sweater dress by Mirrors of Krizia from the Bonwit Teller Designer Collection.