Monday, March 30, 2015

For the Love of Fashion Event at blue

blue is located at 118 E. Main St. in downtown Kent, OH.

For the Love of Fashion event at blue
by Joanna Wilson

Have you been waiting for an excuse to check out the new Goodwill Boutique named blue in downtown Kent? When it opened a few months ago, I dropped by at the first opportunity. I get my hair cut around the corner at Skullz Salon so I'm in downtown Kent regularly.  Just what is a Goodwill Boutique--you may ask?  It's a specially curated boutique with upscale clothing, jewelry, shoes, and accessories selected from Goodwill donations. This store takes thrifting to the next level!

This is not a typical Goodwill--it feels like a boutique just as the name implies.

The upscale boutique is located in the former Ohio Music Shop--and the walls are still decorated with rock murals!

I first learned about blue from reading Dina's Days, the blog written by Dina, Akron's own thrifting expert. You may remember that Akron Empire asked Dina to share with us the best local thrift shop.  That was three years ago--I wonder if she'd change her answer if asked that same question today?  She may because Dina now has her own pop-up space inside blue filled with items for sale that she has specially selected.  This pop-up space is called Spice--a must-see when you're at blue.

Against the wall inside blue, you'll always find Spice.

Spice is Dina's pop-up space featuring her own collection.

Back to the excuse you've been waiting for to visit blue.  Saturday April 11, from 2pm-4pm blue is celebrating their grand opening with For the Love of Fashion event.  There will be a live model fashion show, a style challenge contest, a style demo on creating your own unique style, and refreshments.

According to the Dina's Days announcement of the For the Love of Fashion event, the fashion show will feature local bloggers and Goodwill frequent shoppers including:
Lauren Ward:
Lisa Davala & Collyn Floyd :
Rachel Breece:
Abby Rode Drennen:
Danie Minor:

And, Dina will have Spice stocked with her Spring collection for the more discriminating shoppers.  This event looks to be the fashion happening not to be missed!

blue in downtown Kent

Once more: Goodwill Boutique blue is located at 118 E. Main St., Kent OH 44240
For the Love of Fashion event is Sat. April 11, 2-4pm

Dina's pop-up space Spice is inside blue--their hours are:
Mon-Thur: 10am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 10am-9pm
and Sundays: 12pm-5pm


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