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Written by: Trinity Mathews

Lilise Designer Resale

7 North Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire
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‘Lilise Designer Resale’ was founded in 2011, but it was bought by its current owner, Elyssa Alfieri in 2016. The owner before Elyssa ran the business in a way that had many things in common in how Elyssa runs it today. A couple of examples on what makes LDR stand out is that they offer a unique approach for different customers and events in store. Customers are more than welcome to plan collaboration projects with the store, even encouraged to do so!

Elyssa Alfieri from SNHU with degrees in Retailing and Fashion Merchandising. She worked for a few big-box retailers in the past and came to find how much she loves small business. Elyssa was a manager of a local boutique for several years before choosing to start a small business of her own.

There used to be a stigma regarding thrifting and resale. However, in more recent years, it’s quite the opposite. At LDR, you can get everything you want out of a shopping experience without sacrificing one’s values. You can shop ethically and sustainably, while supporting a local business and community, *and* you’re saving tons of money while you do it! LDR’s merchandise is sold at around 40-60% off of retail prices. From stickers, to apparel, to jewelry; there’s something that each and every individual customer will like to purchase at LDR!

A Day To Remember Bridal Boutique

1 North Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire
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‘A Day to Remember’ (ADTR) was founded by Helen Dionne in 2004. Originally opened in Moultonborough, NH, Hellen moved everything to today’s downtown Concord location in 2007. Brides all over the New England area have received exceptional customer service, since ADTR was previously known as ‘The Princess Shop’. ADTR has been around for approximately seven decades.

ADTR even hosts in store events; such as seasonal fashion shows and bridal shows! Registration to attend is currently online. The link to register is below.

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ADTR offers attire for the bridal party, mothers of the bride/groom, and tuxedo and suit rentals, and prom dresses as well! The associates at ADTR pride themselves on their ability of keeping up with current fashion trends; as is evidenced by their merchandise.

ADTR’s mission is for every single one of their customers to have a “pleasurable and memorable shopping experience” as well as to have “quality products at a fair price” available for sale to the public.

Honorable Mentions:

Gondwana & Divine Clothing Co.

13 North Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire
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In 1995, Pam Peters founded Gondwana & Divine Clothing Co. Pam’s purpose for opening her business was to celebrate diversity and cultures throughout the globe. 

Eventually, Amanda, Pam’s daughter, joined along for the ride! Now the two peas in a pod are a team when it comes to one of a kind, chic, and contemporary fashion in the state of  New Hampshire.

Gondwana & Divine Clothing Co. has even gone so far to win awards and has received recognition!

Capital Craftsman

16/18 North Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire
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Capitol Craftsman and Romance Jewelers (CCRJ), began in 1979. The place was founded by the same couple who owns CCRJ to date for the last 3+ decades,  Sue and David!

CCRJ has a detailed selection of engagement rings, wedding bands, anniversary bands, as well as fine jewelry to offer. This includes (but is not limited to) Mother’s rings, tennis bracelets, and a wide amount of 14 karat gold and color stone jewelry hand-crafted in the United States to choose from.

CCRJ is also very proud to be a retailer of Citizen’s watches, for both men and women. The CCRJ staff will guide the buyer as they choose or will custom create exactly what the buyer has in mind.

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