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April 05, 2012 - Déjà Blue - Goodwill Fashion Worth Repeating

What: Déjà Blue - Goodwill Fashion Worth Repeating - VIP Reception

Where: Deja Blue Boutique

When: Thursday, April 5. 2012

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Beneficiary: Goodwill programs

Gala Chairperson(s): Carrie Mesch, Chair, Goodwill board of directors

Welcome: Jesse Wolff, President & CEO Goodwill Industries of Denver, Carrie Mesch, Chair Goodwill Board of Directors

Catering: Fancy to Fantasy Catered Affairs

Music: Slavik

Attendance: 150

Attire: Cocktail attire

Special Thanks: Models from Wilhelmina, The Parlour for the Model's hairdressing, Michael Moore of Simply Moore for Model's makeup

Models/Fashions: Fashions from Goodwill


Board of Directors: Chair: Carrie Mesch, Vice Chair: W. Dean Salter, Treasurer: Michael Ebedes, Secretary: Jean Lawhead, Past Chair: Todd Munson, Honorary Board of Directors: Martin Pocs, Tim Welker, Greg Ball, Kelly Brough, Paul Demetter, Vanecia Kerr, Harold Klausner, David Leonard, Derrick Maes, Brian Ondre, Deb Quinby, Dawn Taylor Owens, Jesse Wolff, Scott Worrell, Jennifer Wozniak, Clifford Young

Blacktie Photos by: Billie Black

 Goodwill's Jeff Ayers, VP or Retail, Annette Dorset, Boutique Manager, Mike Pritchard, VP of Business Development
Goodwill's Jeff Ayers, VP or Retail, Annette Dorset, Boutique Manager, Mike Pritchard, VP of Business Development

Have you heard? There is a fabulous new boutique in Cherry Creek North! And the best part about this fabulous and adorable new boutique is that it is from Goodwill Industries! So that means fun new fashions at great prices!

Déjà Blue is a first-of-its-kind boutique for Goodwill Industries of Denver. Located in Cherry Creek North, the boutique features fashion-forward clothing, shoes, and accessories at a fraction of their retail value.

On Thursday evening, April 5th, Goodwill held a VIP party and opening for Déjà Blue to introduce Denver to their newest shopping experience. Many of Denver's most fashionable gals and guys came to support and shop. This cute little shop was all decked out in blue, with the Goodwill folks on hand to welcome everyone with specialty Déjà Blue margaritas, a table filled with blue sweets and hors d'oeuvres provided by Fancy to Fantasy Catered Affairs.

A silent auction filled with donated ladies fashions from some of Denver's most well dressed women, like Arlene Hirschfeld, Gail Johnson, Frances Owens, Cleo Parker Robinson and Judi Wolf. More Goodwill fashions were featured in the Little Blue Dress Fashion Show in which models showed off some of the great little dresses one can find at Déjà Blue. 

After a welcome and some words of thanks to the many sponsors and supporters who helped make this new shop possible from Jesse Wolff, president & CEO Goodwill Industries of Denver, and Carrie Mesch, Goodwill board of directors chair, guests spent the rest of the evening  chatting and shopping. And there were plenty of Déjà Blue shopping bags filled with bargains leaving the store, so you better get over to this great new shop quick to "re-discover" some chic "new" finds of your own!

The décor of the 1,900-square-foot store is upscale and boutique chic while featuring repurposed fixtures and displays. Proceeds from Déjà Blue fund Goodwill’s career development programs—so you can shop freely knowing that you are not only getting a steal, you are contributing to creating a more self-sufficient and sustainable community.

The boutique is not a donation drop-off site. Merchandise will come from donations made to Goodwill’s 15 stand-alone donation centers across the Front Range. Donations made directly to Goodwill stores will not be considered for Déjà Blue—ensuring you can still find the high-quality, brand-name goods you’ve come to expect at all 24 Goodwill retail stores.

Find out more about the new Déjà Blue at

Through its thrift retail operations and community programs, Goodwill is ensuring that every individual in our community has the opportunity to live to their fullest potential and overcome barriers to success and self-sufficiency. Visit to learn more.

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