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Amia Boutique opens in Spring Valley

Upscale Resale has grand re-opening

Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:25 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:29 p.m. CST
(BCR photo/Lyle Ganther)
Christine Eimer has opened Amia Boutique inside Upscale Resale at 214 W. St. Paul St.. in Spring Valley. The phone number for Amia Boutique is 815-252-3601.
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Upscale Resale held its grand reopening the first week of April. Pictured are Raylene Ferrari, store manager and owner; John Greene, volunteer; Jennifer Sines, March of Dimes volunteer; Lori Tonozzi, volunteer; Kathy Van Beuning, volunteer; and Peggy Cain, Division Director, March of Dimes.

SPRING VALLEY — Christine Eimer has opened Amia Boutique inside Upscale Resale at 214 W. St. Paul St. in Spring Valley.

“I wanted to bring something like this to Spring Valley,” said Eimer, who was born in Spring Valley.

Eimer sells brand new, trendy and affordable apparel, accessories and more. Her grand opening was the first week of April.

The store’s name comes from her 2-year-old daughter, Aubrie Mia Pellegrini. “I took the first letter of her first name and put it together with her middle name to get the store’s name,” she said.

“Raylene (Ferrari, owner of Upscale Resale) asked me if I was interested to supplement her store and March of Dimes by opening,” she added.

Eimer has a Facebook page at amiaboutique where she advertises new arrivals and specials and has a website in process.

Upscale Resale also held its grand re-reopening the first week of April. It had been open for 7.5 years under the auspices of Freedom House, but now the store’s proceeds benefit March of Dimes.

“We still help Freedom House clients,” Ferrari added. “The store is continually in need of volunteers and donations,” said Ferrari. “We sell gently used clothing, shoes, toys, furniture and household items. We will pick up larger items.”

The hours for Upscale Resale and Amia Boutique are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The phone number for Upscale Resale is 815-664-2414. The phone number for Amia Boutique is 815-252-3601.

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