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2110 Edgewater Drive
Northwest Orlando, FL, 32804
Mixing all things designer, modern & vintage - Dechoes is a place truly for the Fashion OBSESSED!
Image and design by Tony Gonzalez.
Image by Jon Jackson. | Model: Amy Dorian. All models own clothes and jewelry (vintage pink jumpsuit, jewelry by Ametista and Ophidian Guild)
... in the first official week of Summer 2017. (Yes, it's crazy that we're halfway into the year.)
Here are a few of my favorite shots from the past month. Keep checking and keep your fingers crossed. We are just as surprised as you with what walks in our doors.
We love it. We know you do too ;)
All images courtesy of @dechoesresale | All clothes are models own.
Both stores will be closed today in observance of Memorial Day. We would like to take a moment to honor the brave men and women who served our country.
We hope that you are enjoying your three day weekend. Be safe and we'll see you tomorrow :)
Image by Flower Ta.
❤️ One of the things that I love most about the shop is seeing the different style of each customer who walks in. The same goes for the team. I get just as excited to see what they wear to work everyday. We all get to see what the customers buy -so, I thought that it would be interesting for you to see what it is that we love and buy for ourselves. I asked Amy, who has done the loveliest drawing on the chalkboard wall at the College Park shop, to curate and illustrate a few things that spoke to her. I think the images she came up with are beautiful and had to share with you.
Here are five of Amy's favorite things:
All illustrations by Amy Dorian (@amyam_y) / Prices available upon request.
The last day to take advantage of this sale is tomorrow. We'll see you soon ;)
Image by Mikey Massas / Model: Amanda Mosher
We always encourage you to go green and decline a bag. Show us your eco-tote today at checkout and receive 10% off your entire purchase*.
* Everything under $200 is 10% off. Offer cannot be combined with other promotions and includes markdown items.
Image by Mikey Massas | Model: Nic Bradley.
This vintage Swatch "Croque Monsieur" came in yesterday. I have always loved Swatch watches because I find it humorous that they are plastic and Swiss made. It reminded me to remind everyone else to check out the Frida Kahlo show at The Dali in St. Petersburg. The show ends on April 17th. Jon told me to take advantage of the audio guide which is complimentary and so my friend and I took our time at the exhibit. It was small and incredibly intimate and this quality made it exceptional to me.
This upcoming weekend is also our Eggstravaganza Easter Weekend filled with prize-stuffed eggs. Stop by on Friday and Saturday and break open some eggs with us :) We will be closed on Easter Sunday.
Happy Easter in advance to all of our lovely customers and their families <3
All images by Flower Ta
Just one carry-on. Five personal items. One hat.
All the beautiful berry-hued essentials and more, more, and more for your spring excursions :)
❤️ A special thanks to Robyn Mowatt for the kind words in Racked. Read here.
❤️ And thank you to Diana Juliao for the mention in The Seminole Scribe.
Image by Flower Ta / Model: Caralyn Clark
No one can argue with me when I say that Louis Vuitton is one the best selling brands at the shops. Emails. DMs. Calls. Texts. Everyday we get inquiries about luxury items, especially the highly coveted LV goods. The requests do not stop. Intake. Authentication. Distribution. Our turnover of modern and vintage LV is unsurpassed- bar none.
What is most interesting to me is the superpower of a luxury brand, even a second time around. The namesake alone sells the goods.
I spoke to a customer the other day about her prized purse collection, some of which she was selling to us. I have these conversations often. I asked this longtime customer why she preferred her LV over all other bags. She said that the bag was durable and functional. It lasted a long time. She could set it on the floor. She could mistreat it and abuse it (to a certain degree) -yet it still looked fresh as a daisy. She added that since it is made of coated canvas and not leather, it is lightweight. A good trait for an everyday bag.
I am most curious about what attracts customers to each item. I like to know which pieces get the most usage and rotation. I'm always curious about what our customers look for. Which item is on their hunting list? Most of the time, they say they love the randomness of what appears at Dechoes, the happenstance.
Her Louis Vuitton handbag is her investment buy. It is a luxury accessory that is masquerading as an everyday bag. It fits and functions effortlessly in her life, holds all her belongings, and doesn't quit looking good. More importantly, it makes her happy and improves her life. Aren't we all in constant pursuit of such object?
Hint: Are you on the hunt for something similar? Has something in the store or on our Instagram caught your gaze? Are you anticipating the next thing that arrives? We take the unattainable and put in within reach for you. Maybe a big ticket investment object is a good incentive for you to spring clean your wardrobe. How good will that feel knowing that you worked so hard to declutter your closet inch by inch, diligently trimming the excess of the things you don't need or use anymore? Be ruthless with your cleaning. Do it this week. Eyes on the prize, my friend. Eyes always on the prize.
All images via @dechoesresale.
With 🍀 Saint Patrick's Day 🍀 starting off the weekend, I thought that it would be nice to highlight the gorgeous buttons on a Chanel skirt hanging out at the Coytown shop. Discovering beautiful details like this never ever gets old. I liken it to treasure hunting.
Make sure to stop by one of the shops on Friday for a chance to win Dechoes treasure. Up for grabs is a pot of gold, i.e. $50 store credit 🍀. Just say "Lucky Charms" at checkout to enter the contest. Double your chances by wearing green. Go green and triple your luck of the Irish.
Images by Flower Ta
Ladies and gentlemen,
Stop in this weekend and treat yourself. Give your feet something new to ride around in.
Vintage? Designer? Loafers? Slides? Boots? Sneakers? Heels? Wedges? Strappy sandals? D'orsay flats? Find a pair that you fancy :)
Many of you had the pleasure of meeting him: a devastatingly handsome black and white Boston Terrier. He greeted customers with a smile and ran around the store making others smile with him.
We love you, Melvin and will miss you.
Illustration by Flower Ta.
We often get suggestions to open stores in cities and towns all over the country. For now, we have two shops and of course, there's the online store. If you are far away, don't forget that you can still shop right from the palm of your hand. We hope that you find something that you love because we loved sourcing it just for you.
Images courtesy of @dechoesresale.
It happens only once a year. Just once. Find the right outfit or thing to put you in a good mood for this evening. Anything red or pink is on sale. Just today though. Show up wearing these and there's a clever way to break the ice and let them know you'll be going Dutch.
❤️️ Happy Valentines's Day!
Hugs and Kisses <3, The Dechoes Family
Cherry red clogs with windmill motif at College Park. Made in Holland. / Image by Mikey Massas.
Valentine's Day will be here before you know it.
Just a heads up.
Are you looking for something for that special someone? Stop in and see if something clicks - or it's off with your head.
Just kidding ;)
Image by Flower Ta
It's Super Bowl Sunday MMXVII. Let's not think of anything heavy and enjoy our last day of the weekend :)
Image 1 by Pam Rickard / Image 2 by Flower Ta
It's a little over a week into 2017 and this is the month to start over, fresh and green. It is a month of significant change. At Dechoes, change is something that we are always embracing and adapting to.
Dechoes was founded 16 years ago on the concept of renewal. Each and every item that we welcome into the store is hand-curated because we believe that these things have another life and can still bring us joy. These softly used items get a second chance when they adorn our body and reenter the world. This concept is simple and beautiful. It is the core of what we do.
We cast a wide net in terms of audience. In my opinion, it is a very democratic shopping experience. With this in mind, we feel it is our responsibility to set a positive example not just with what we say but with what we do- by breeding positivity. And with the focus on the past years on global warming, we are continually trying to improve the business while at the same time lessening our carbon footprint.
Dechoes will no longer carry plastic bags. It was a few months ago that we were due to reorder 25,000 plastic bags. We made a hard decision not to. We felt that it was backwards. Instead, we ordered a modest batch of paper bags made of post-consumer material. The timing was good. We have always encouraged our customers to go green and to decline a bag. Now in 2017, let's all get a lot of use out of our reusable totes. We will be charging 10 cents per bag from now on. Yes, it is a small nudge, but in the right direction. This fee will definitely remind us to BYOB.
Let's all make a promise to be more socially aware and environmentally conscious this year. With technology increasing our connectivity, I believe the world is getting smaller in a way. Certainly, what we do here as a dot on a sphere reaches other parts of the world, but more so now in this age with more force and more impact.
Every positive step, whether it's a leap or incremental, brings us closer to making the world a better place. We don't just wish it. We want it and we're going to work at it. So, let's do it together.
If you have any suggestions about what we can do to be more green, please let me know. I'd <3 to hear your feedback: email@example.com
Flower Ta, Creative Director
Image 1 by Flower Ta / Image 2 & 3 by Tony Gonzalez