LOGAN - Two local women who love to browse consignment shops have opened their own store in Downtown Logan and offer designer and brand-name clothing for teens, women and men.
LOGAN — Two local women who love to browse consignment shops have opened their own store in Downtown Logan and offer designer and brand-name clothing for teens, women and men.
Hocking Hills Chic Boutique LLC opened its doors at 10 a.m. today with a variety of clothing, jewelry, purses, shoes and perfumes, all at affordable prices. Owners Patricia Dicken and Jacqueline Turner want to offer designer and brand name items at prices everyone can afford, including teens.
“We love consignment shops,” Dicken said. “But with both of us having kids, there’s no time to go out of town to shop. Jackie and I both thought about this and when the opportunity came up for this building, we jumped on it.”
Chic Boutique is more than just an ordinary consignment shop. Other services are offered as well, including wedding planning with photography and custom-made wedding cakes.
The two women have teamed up with MJ Photography and ICandy Cakes by Tiffiny. The shop also has a designated wedding gown section with new, never worn designer gowns for $500.
Hocking Hills Chic Boutiques offers quality clothing and brand names such as BKE, Big Star, rue21, AE, Miss Me, Day Trip, Harley Davidson, Hollister, Maurice, AERO, Hurley, G Girl and Cato’s.
“You don’t need a million bucks to look like a million bucks,” Dicken said. “We are more than just a store. We offer a lot of other services.”
In the back of the store, customers can take a stroll down memory lane and view old photographs of Downtown Logan, as it was when Main Street was bustling with businesses.
A Kid Zone area with toys and puzzles keeps the small ones busy while parents shop the boutique. And for those who bring their spouse’s husbands along, they can relax in the comfortable lounge area with free Wi-Fi and coffee.
The boutique also offers a large selection of fine handcrafted jewelry by local jewelry designer Diana Fickel of Devine Designz. Fickel is a member of Hocking Hills Artists & Craftsmen Association and also sells her jewelry in other locations throughout Hocking County.
There also are other unique items by other local crafters on display in the boutique.
The boutique also offers layaway plans for those who want to make payments instead of paying in full at the time of purchase.
“Our layaway plan will work out great for the teens who have part-time jobs and can’t afford to pay for everything at one time,” Dicken said. “They can come in and pick out what they want and pay 50 percent down and make payments on the balance.”
The boutique is filled with high-quality clothing, but the women are still in need of more clothing and accessories. “People can clear out their closets of their gently used brand-name clothes and bring them to us to sell,” Dicken said.
All items must be freshly cleaned, pressed and on hangers or in a basket. Dicken and Turner set the selling prices of the items after they research and compare stores selling the items or on eBay. When the item is sold, the consigner receives 50 percent of the money and the boutique receives 50 percent.
“We want to bring the community downtown, and hope by offering more services other than the consignment shop we can help boost downtown Logan,” Dicken said. “The tourists will also be an important part of our business, so we want to make sure we have something for everyone.”
Hocking Hills Chic Boutique will eventually offer other services such as facials, makeover days, live mannequin days, and a wine and cheese day. “We also want to have our boutique as an information center for those coming to downtown,” Dicken said.
“We’re hoping to be like a one-stop shopping boutique and offer as much as we can,” she said. “Another service we will eventually offer is steaming and ironing of dresses. And we’re the only shop in town that offers hand-crafted rosaries.”
Hocking Hills Chic Boutique is located in the historic Schmitter’s Bakery building, 65 W. Main St., and is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those wishing to consign their clothing or other items should contact Dicken or Turner at 740-380-9753.