Join us every Saturday as we feature a store in the Lake Geneva area! Get the scoop behind the unique shops throughout Walworth County, and find out what makes them stand above the rest.
This week, we talked to Jessie from Posh Threads, an amazing consignment shop in Fontana. Anyone who loves designer clothing, but not the cost, MUST check out this gem of a store! From vintage jewelry to designer handbags and unique accessories, Posh Threads has a little bit of everything for every woman. Read more about this great boutique below…
Q: How did your store get its start?
A: I always loved shoppping second hand and have been doing so since I was a little girl going to garage sales and buying little old ladies vintage handbags, hats and jewelry. I’ve always been into fashion and bargain hunting and now I am so happy that I get to be a part of it everyday. I opened Posh Threads Consignment Boutique in June of 2004 at the age of 24.
Q: How did you choose the name for your store?
A: Choosing a name for the store was difficult I wanted it to be clear so people would know it wasn’t like a garage sale or flea market but rather quality designer items that have barely been worn, if at all, at a fraction of the retail cost. One day I was trying to go to sleep and it just hit me and I said “Posh Threads that’s perfect!”
Q: How long has Posh Threads been open?
A: Posh Threads has been in business for 11 years now and I have lived in Walworth county for 32 years now. My family moved here from California when I was 3 years old and we’ve been here ever since.
Q: What kind of items can we find in your store?
A: We sell quality designer clothing and accessories for women sizes XS-2X. All items are in excellent condition or new with tags. All items have been cleaned and thoroughly inspected to make sure they are free of flaws and ready for sale.
Q: What makes Posh Threads unique?
A: I think what sets us apart from other consignment stores is that we get a lot of really high end couture clothing, jewelry, shoes and handbags. We also sell a lot of other nice name brand everyday items too. We have 50% OFF racks everyday along with bargain bins where every item is only $5.00. So we really do have something for everyone in all price points.
Q: That is so great! What is the “must have” item from your store?
A: I would have to say the must have items at Posh Threads would be a great designer handbag. I am amazed at the selection and the fact that many have never been used.
Q: What is YOUR personal favorite item from the store?
A: My favorite item at the store right now is a gorgeous 14 karat gold diamond and lapis ring. I keep trying it on and taking it off. If it doesn’t sell soon I may have to buy it for myself.
Q: What is your favorite part about being a local business in Fontana/Walworth County?
A: My favorite part of having a local small business is getting to know my customers and consignors. I have formed some great relationships over the years. If certain items come in and I know someone in particular who would love them I call or email them to let them know per their request. How many big box stores really get to know you or do that for you? We greatly appreciate all our customers!
Q: So true! Any events/specials coming up?
A: We are celebrating our 11th anniversary at Posh Threads over 4th of July weekend. July 3rd, 4th and 5th we will have 30%-80% OFF storewide, our biggest sale of the year!
Q: Sounds like a great deal! So, if someone is going to come out for the sale – or any other time, what should they know before coming?
A: If you planning a visit to Posh Threads know that we are located across the street form The Abbey Resort, 2 doors down from the police station so we are easy to find. Also our hours of operation change from Summer to Winter. Our website is www.poshthreads.net if you go there you can sign up for emails from us letting you know about sales and other exciting news. There is also information about consigning if you are interested.
Q: Do you offer gift wrapping?
A: We can do gift wrapping for jewelry purchases.
Q: Do you ship, and can people order from your store online?
A: Unfortunately right now I do not ship or sell items online but it is something we are talking about doing in the near future. I would like to have an online store one day.
Q: Where (and when) can we find Posh Threads?
A: Our address is 148 Fontana Blvd. across the street from the Abbey Resort and Avani Spa. We are easy to find. We are open:
May-October Mon, Wed., Thrs, 10-5, Fri & Sat 10-4, Sun. 11-3, Closed Tuesdays.
November- April Mon, Thrs, Fri, Sat 10-4, Sun 11-3, Closed Tues & Wed.
Thanks for reading…check back here every Saturday for a NEW “Shop Local Saturday” post, featuring businesses right here in the Lake Geneva area!