Spotlight Business: Fashion $centz

A Unique and Eclectic Women’s Resale Shop

Sue Lanoue, the owner of Fashion $centz, has the courage to takes risks. Having owned several businesses throughout her career, she does not accept the status quo.

“The business opportunities have brought me to many places I would not have experienced if I had just played it safe. I like to try new things, even when it’s scary. Faith has been my partner.”

Sue Lanoue

A true entrepreneur, she’s the current owner of these three businesses; check this list out!

Her experience is rich and also includes these ventures:

  • Make-up Artist for ProMark Modeling Agency
  • Silver Linings Videography & Photography

How does she have time for it all? Seriously, she’s a busy woman! She says;

“Surrounding yourself with positive and independent women who are willing to encourage you to keep going, and overcome challenges is motivating.”

Finding a passion for fashion at a young age, she helped her friends with makeup and dressing up for school dances. Sue’s early enthusiasm for fashion spilled over into the successful boutique resale shop, Fashion $centz, in Downtown St. Albans today.

In-store there something for everyone, women of all ages and sizes can shop in Fashion $centz. Sizes range from zero to 3x.

Fashion $centz Became Downtown’s High-End Resale Boutique

Listening to the community discuss what’s missing in Downtown’s retail market, she considered the fashion resale store. Forging ahead she began to plan and eventually open Downtown’s high-end resale boutique.

It all happened at the right time:

  • The former Rixon’s Pharmacy location was available
  • Downtown St. Albans was looking to fill the space
  • Retail stores in Burlington were closing making hardware readily available
  • Friends had closets brimming with clothing to include in the first days
  • Traveled around the country in search of merchandise

The site became the home of today’s packed boutique offering high-end merchandise to the community.

Realizing a stunning selection was imperative, it set the tone for what customers could expect from Fashion $centz, and Sue began the search for offering quality products.

Fashion $centz pairs the affordability and fun of resale clothing and accessories with a truly unique boutique shopping experience.

Customer service, and personal stylist! Go see Sue at Fashion $centz.

Resale Boutique Offers More than Retail

When you own a retail shop, customer service is at the core of your brand. Providing world-class customer service ensures your customer’s come back time again, and that they tell everyone about their experience.

More than the service, when you receive a personalized shopping experience you have a voice in selecting the items that speak to you and someone to bring you ideas and items that match you.

You will find that you’re immediately greeted with warmth and a smile when you enter. Sue will be your personal stylist and shopper from the beginning to the end.

high-end resale

Besides, who doesn’t want a personal shopper? She’ll help you to select styles, patterns, and accessories that best suit you. This service is something you don’t find in many clothing retail stores anymore, but you’ll find it here.

She’ll ask you questions like:

  • What do and don’t you like?
  • What styles make you feel your best?
  • Are there certain colors you like to wear or not wear?

After that she helps you select pieces from the racks, or she may have just the item in her stock room. Regardless, you will find the articles that are extraordinarily you.

You will be encouraged to try everything on, come out of the dressing room, and describe what your likes and dislikes. Trying things on is a key factor in finding the right clothing for you.

What Styles and Sizes are In Store?

When it comes down to it, size doesn’t matter at Fashion $centz and women will find clothing that ranges from size zero to 3x.

The store offers styles and outfits for everyday events, to more extravagant and one of a kind celebrations. It’s the store for every woman.

Above all, the experience is stress-free with Sue by your side, and once a style is determined, she’ll bring you more choices that make you feel and look stunning! Or at least until your “inner diva shines,” according to one customer review on her Facebook Page!

Ultimately, you will get 100% of Sue’s attention when you shop in her store, described here by one customer:

“I give this store and working with Sue my highest recommendation. Before going into the store, my clothes had been ill-fitting and boring for years. I wanted to have some kind of style, but it just wasn’t my thing to shop; I didn’t even know what my style might be.

I happened to wander into the store, and when Sue asked if I needed help, my first response was the usual, ‘I’m just looking’, but then something compelled me to ask Sue for help with finding a few items before an upcoming trip.

Sue jumped into action! We started with a few items as she got a feel for the right size and what I liked. She told me to come out of the dressing room to show her each item, and whether I liked it or not, or whether I thought it fit or not.

She quickly figured out my size in pants, tops, jackets, and skirts; she also sorted out colors that looked best on me. By the end of my visit, Sue had helped me put together a whole new wardrobe that could be mixed and matched! I love it and have gotten so many compliments already.

Sue is a genius at this! It’s her passion, and I feel lucky for it! Thank you, Sue!

Noreen, St. Albans, VT

As you see, Sue offers her customers personalized service from the time you enter the store until you leave. Now it’s your turn to experience the service.

Can I Bring My Gently Used or Never Worn Items to Fashion $centz

Yes! You can bring your items that are “gently used” or “new with tags” clothing, accessories, and attire to Sue for consideration.

Therefore, she recommends you do the following before bringing your articles to her:

  • Assess for wear and tear
  • Look for signs of fading
  • Inspect for stains
  • Clean it

Sue will be grateful for your diligence and care.

Fashion $centz Has Become an Essential Downtown Store

In 2014, Fashion $centz came to Downtown Saint Albans offering all women the styles and sizes they may not get elsewhere in town.

The essence of Fashion $centz is unique and eclectic styles. Offerings include boutique and brand name pieces. The personalized service to assist customers will leave women of all ages with a lasting impression.

To sum it up, congratulations Sue and good luck as you expand into 2019 during your fifth year!

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