March 16, 2014

Style and value at Caché Elegante

PLATTSBURGH — Boutique style at consignment prices.

That’s the slogan at Caché Elegante, located at 26 City Hall Place in the City of Plattsburgh. Owner Barbara Hugus said she specializes in new and slightly used ladies’ fashions, vintage and hand-crafted jewelry, purses and other accessories.

“I’ve always loved retail and I love fashion,” she said. “I’m going for a boutique look.”


Hugus said she has fashions for women of all sizes and age groups. Available brands include Chico’s, Talbots, Anne Klein, J. Jill, New York & Company, Free People, Gap, Banana Republic and Joe’s Jeans, among others. 

On the accessory side, fascinators are popular this time of year, with prom season coming up. It is a decoration-type piece typically worn in your hair, usually to the side, and they have become more popular with the increased interest in Downton Abbey. 

There is also a variety of home-decor items, such as chairs, glass ware, stands, mirrors, paintings and more, many from local artisans. Hugus said she expects to have more vintage and antique furniture available in the future.

“When you come to Caché Elegante, you can find items for your personal use and to decorate your house,” she said.

One jewelry line features pieces made from silverplate forks, spoons and knives. A fork, for instance, was made to look like an elephant with four tines as legs and one bent to make the trunk.

Hugus said she also has doll clothes to fit 18-inch dolls, such as the American Girl doll line. She said you never know what you might find at the store.

“I had a woman come in recently who needed five gifts for five family members,” Hugus said. “She found it all here.”

Caché Elegante is one of several fashion and consignment shops that have opened in the region in the last few years.

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