Glad Rags Boutique has been in existence in the same building in Historic Downtown Stockton since October of 1986. The historic building at 117 South Main Street was built in 1893 as can be seen by the date on the front of the building.
In it’s history the building has housed a hat shop, a boarding house and a department store, before it was used as Lyon’s Fabric Den beginning in August of 1981. Glad Rags Resale Boutique was added to the fabric store in 1986 at the encouragement of a friend from the Chicago area who said that resale shops were all the rage and this area needed one too!!
In the storied history of the building, one feature of the store space has been a historic, antique display case along the north wall of the building. This built in case I am sure has served many purposes over the years and currently is the main display area for the Jewelry in the store’s inventory. Over the time that I have owned the business what once housed some material, sewing notions and many other items has finally been dedicated to display the many pieces of Vintage, Costume and New Jewelry that Glad Rags Boutique now carries.
Recently, I was tired of the many different colors going on and the cluttered look of the jewelry cabinet, so I decided it was time for a makeover. The lighting for the cabinet used to be light strips with spotlights, A couple of years ago one of those strips decided not to work any longer so the landlord replaced one side with new puck lights. Recently the second side was installed, so now it was time to give the entire cabinet a new look. Here is what the cabinet looked like with everything out. A clean slate!!
It took a lot of work, material replaced in blue to better match the store decor and ideas from Pinterest for displaying jewels and here is the end result!!
One of the ideas from Pinterest was to use shutters to display earring cards. Wow, that was a great idea as we have hundreds of pairs of earrings from Vintage to Costume. Now they are neatly arranged so that you can see each pair clearly. We have two shutters full and more are displayed on repurposed CD racks.
This rack is full of vintage clip or screw on earrings. We have them priced to sell for crafting!! Have you seen all the ideas out there on Pinterest for making such things as statements necklaces from these vintage items?? Be sure to check out our Pinterest Page for crafting ideas with jewelry. http://www.pinterest.com/gladrboutique/jewelry-ideas/We have more vintage jewelry displayed in these vintage jewelry boxes.
So if you want to add some bling, or baubles to your life, be sure to stop in at Glad Rags Boutique to see what we have. There is a large selection of vintage jewelry from auctions and estates as well as costume jewelry from consignors. And if you love Annaleece Jewelry with Swarovski Crystals, we also are closing out these pieces for another consignor. You never know what you will find. If you have items of jewelry that you would like to consign, give us a call.
In closing, I wanted to post a photo of the brooch bouquet that my daughter made out of costume jewels for her wedding last October. It is just another idea of what you can do with jewelry. You don’t always have to wear it!!
As a Clothing Matchmaker, I can also add jewelry to the description – helping them to find a new purpose as well.