Main Street in Pennington Boro gets a new addition today with the opening of “the fashionaires,” a vintage couture consignment boutique. Previously available online through eBay or in pop-up shops hosted in New York, Philadelphia, Pennington and Princeton, the new location at 4 Main Street represents growth of the business into a permanent fixture.
“We felt there was a void in the market for luxury shopping, but understood people wanted luxury at a great price,” says Tara Destribats, who co-owns the store with her sister-in-law, Tracey. The Destribats grew up in Mercer County and zeroed in on Pennington for their new location due to its charm and their existing relationships with customers in the area.
The store will feature children’s specialty clothing, as well as women’s designer clothes from recognizable brands such as Chanel, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Dior, Oscar de la Renta and Prada, to name a few.
“The highlight of the season would be our selection of unique outerwear,” Destribats says. “The prices are up to 90 percent off retail and everything is very gently worn or new. We know all our consignors and guarantee authenticity.”
The Destribats bring backgrounds in fashion and special events to their couture consignment business. Tara previously worked for Chanel and Bergdorf Goodman in New York before deciding to stay home with her two sons. Tracey comes from a career in public relations and special events, and is involved with various charities.
The store is currently accepting children’s consignment items, and will be open during Pennington’s 30th annual Holiday Walk along with many other businesses on Main Street. For more information, visit http://www.thefashionaires.com.