The Painted Cottage Boutique opens in Brickelltown Truckee |

The Painted Cottage Boutique opens in Brickelltown Truckee

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TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Fashionistas take note: a new luxury consignment boutique, The Painted Cottage, opened its doors Memorial Day weekend in downtown Truckee at Brickelltown, inside the Riverstone home store. The upscale boutique will specialize in highly sought after designer ready-to-wear, wedding dresses, handbags, shoes and accessories and#8212; from vintage and gently worn to brand new.

The Painted Cottage will also feature Left Turn Jewelry designed by visionary Laguna Beach jewelry designer Judy Klimik whose high end gemstone one-of-a-kind necklaces and earrings are and#8220;to die forand#8221; art forms designed with bold imagination and beauty. Clothing and accessories by new and up-and-coming designers will also be featured along with trunk shows and stylist services.

The new consignment shop is the brainchild of Kathleen McLennan, who brings 10 years experience in luxury retail with LVMH, the worldand#8217;s largest luxury goods conglomerate with brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dior and Fendi.

She worked as a director and regional manager for the company in Aspen, Orange County and Los Angeles and is presently a consultant for Fendi as Director of VIP clients and special events.

and#8220;I know the difference between a fake handbag and a real one, and you will never see a fake one in this boutique!and#8221; said McLennan. McLennan and her husband Richard, general manager of the Resort at Squaw Creek, have lived in the area for three and a half years. A grand opening soiree is planed for Thursday, July 8, 2010. McClennan believes in and#8220;shop, recycle, shop more!”

Mine your closet for unused designer goods and turn them into cold cash, or grab a killer deal on that coveted designer piece you thought you could never afford, at The Painted Cottage, 10250 Donner Pass Road. Contact or call Kathleen directly at (970) 404-2042.

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