When Michele Radatti was asked to feature her merchandise in the Silver Foxes Fashion Show at Blue Bell Country Club on June 9 she knew that Che Bella’s chic designer clothing and accessories would be the perfect fit for a good cause. “I really believe in giving back to the community and the centers do so much for so many people,” said the owner of the high-end consignment boutique in the heart of Skippack Village.
The annual fashion show, hosted by Senior Adult Activities Center of Montgomery County (Montco SAAC), raises money for three Meals on Wheels programs, senior centers in Norristown and Ambler, and the Ambler-based inter-generational art center.
Radatti had been busy all week gathering some sartorial possibilities for SAAC volunteers and members to model, writes Gary Puleo in The Times Herald.
Potential consignors consult with Radatti by appointment and she’ll then decide “yea” or “nay” to the gently used clothing, accessories, shoes and handbags they’re willing to part with.
Che Bella’s like-new inventory appeals to women of all ages — “I’ve had women in their teens and women in their 80s and 90s who found something they love here,” Radatti said — and runs the gamut from such brands as Coach, Dooney & Bourke and Nicole Miller to Tory Burch and Michael Kors.
“I’m pretty particular, and a lot of people that come into my store, if they don’t know what it is, they would never think it’s a consignment shop,” she said of the shop whose name means “so beautiful” in Italian.
Che Bella is located at 4063 Skippack Pike, Skippack (next to Parc Bistro.) Phone is 267-767-0718; website is Chebellaskippack.com.
Hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, by appointment; Thursday, noon to 5; Friday and Saturday, noon to 6; Sunday, noon to 5.
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