Dec 032014

The Eldredge Family in happier times.

The Eldredge Family in happier times.

Material Girls Boutique, 463 Post Road will host a holiday shopping fundraiser to benefit the Andrew Eldredge Family Fund this Sunday, Dec. 7, from 4-7 p.m. 

Enjoy wine and cheese while you shop their extended hours for this very worthy cause.

Shop for exquisite Jewelry, Baby Gifts, Necklaces, Women’s Clothing and Accessories and more!

A 2007 graduate of Amity High School, Andrew was struck by a motorcycle while walking in NYC on Aug. 29,  just days before he was to begin studies at Harvard Law School.

Andrew is currently working toward recovery in extended rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury. 

A portion of all purchases will be donated to help with financial support on his journey to recovery.

Nov 192014

10420269_788384624560806_1464574215635320182_nMaterial Girls Boutique, 463 Boston Post Road, will host a Holiday Sip & Shop to Kick off our Annual Toy Drive to support the Yale Children’s Hospital Toy Closet on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 6-9:30 p.m.

Sip, Shop, & Save during a fun filled Girl’s Night Out. Bring your new, unwrapped non-plush toy donation(s) and enjoy the festivities.
The event includes drinks, deals, raffles, giveaways, and more.
Material Girls will have cupcakes from Sweet Cupcasions, winner of Cupcake Wars.
Bring your friends for this fun event. Let them help you find the perfect gifts, or something for yourself.
They will be gift wrapping too.

Apr 232014

The Juniorettes, front to back: Emily, Caelin, Josie, Erika, Keira, Alli, Alexa and Lilli Back Row -Cheri and Karen

The Juniorettes, front to back: Emily, Caelin, Josie, Erika, Keira, Alli, Alexa and Lilli
Back Row -Cheri and Karen

The Orange Community Juniorettes held their first fundraiser last weekend, April 18-19 at Material Girls, 463 Boston Post Road.

The Juniorettes sold handmade Easter eggs, baskets, fresh cut flowers, and plants.
“We wish to thank Material Girls, The Home Depot, and Trader Joe’s for all of their support,” said Juniorette Advisor Holly Gregory. “And of course, a big thank you to all who came out to support us.”
All proceeds go directly to service projects within Orange.

Apr 182014

JuniorettesThe girls of the Orange Community Juniorettes will have a two-day Easter Flower Sale and Material Girls Fundraiser, Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19 from 12 to 5 p.m.

The fundraisers will take place at Material Girls Boutique, 463 Boston Post Road (left side of the same building as Kaoud Rugs).

Stop by and do some shopping for Easter, Mother’s Day, Spring or just because.

When you mention Juniorettes at checkout, 10% of the sale will be donated to the group to help fund future community service projects.

The flowers are great ready made gifts for Easter or Passover. Come on out and support the girls.

Originally Published on: Apr 5, 2014 @ 0:08

2nd printing on  Apr 14, 2014 @ 22:08

Apr 032014

dylan's wings of changeMaterial Girls Boutique, 463 Boston Post Road, will host a fundraising event to benefit the Dylan Hockley Memorial Fund “Dylan’s Wings of Change,” Thursday, April 3, from 6-9 p.m.

Sip, shop, and support Dylan’s Wings of Change, a not-for-profit foundation to support children with Autism and related conditions. In honor of Dylan Hockley, killed at Sandy Hook School Dec. 14, 2012.

Material Girls will have drinks, snacks, and tastings by Wildtree, and many fabulous items available for purchase.

Please support this wonderful cause, and share with friends and Family.

Originally Published on: Mar 31, 2014 @ 11:30

Mar 242014

material GirlsSpring is here and Material Girls of Orange, 463 Boston Post Road (same building as Kaoud Rugs) is ready to celebrate with a Spring Fling Preview Sip & Shop Event on Sunday, April 6 from 4 – 8 p.m.

The evening will feature new arrivals; handmade jewelry trunk show; special promotions; Jo Malone of London Perfume will be on hand with their amazing line.

The shop will have drinks, deals and more. Invite your friends, and share, but please respond on the Facebook event page if you are planning on attending.

It promises to be a fabulous night.


Feb 122014

A wide variety of fine and fashion jewelry and other items

A wide variety of fine and fashion jewelry and other items

With the threat of another snowstorm early Thursday morning into Friday morning, Material Girls Boutique, 463 Boston Post Road — same building as Kaoud Rug (located between Chef’s Emporium and Pet Supplies Plus) — will be open for Valentine’s Day shopping on Wednesday, Feb. 12 until 9 p.m.

Owner Kristina Kaoud is hosting a special Sip, Shop and Save event from 5-9 p.m. Serving beer for the guys and wine for other shoppers.

“This will be a fun night to shop our winter markdowns or to find a great Valentine’s Day gift.

Gentlemen, mention this article and receive a free gift with purchase of $50 or more and additional promos.

Free gift wrapping with every purchase.


wine and beer and shopping.

wine and beer and shopping.


Feb 072014

wine and beer and shopping.

wine and beer and shopping.

Material Girls Boutique, 463 Boston Post Road is helping shoppers get the perfect gift for that special someone with special events this weekend.

On Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. you can enjoy Mimosas, beer (for the guys) or coffee and chocolate.

Representatives from Jo Malone perfume of London wlll be on hand from 12-4 p.m. with their line of fragrances and lotions.

On Sunday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. sip Mimosas, beer (for the guys) and enjoy delicious chocolate while you shop.

The “Girls” will assist guys in their shopping and gift wrap purchases for free.

Come to Material Girls this weekend and get your Valentine’s Day shopping done early.

Don’t forget to tell them you read it on Orange Live.

Jan 162014

Material Girls Boutique 463 Boston Post Road

Material Girls Boutique 463 Boston Post Road

It’s been three years since Kristina Kaoud, a busy wife and mother took a leap of faith and opened her own boutique in Orange with the belief that, “if you build it, they will come.”

Material Girls Boutique opened its doors on Black Friday in a small space at the side of Kristina’s husband’s store Kaoud Oriental Rugs at  463 Boston Post Road, next to Pet Supplies Plus.

She carried some pretty costume jewelry, scarves, handbags, and some children’s items, and as the word spread about her shop, she expanded the store space and began bringing in more items that customers were requesting, among them, high end jewelry.

At Material Girls, you will see the same friendly faces all the time. Kristina and her staff (of 2) are knowledgable and more than happy to help you find the perfect items to accessorize an outfit or to give as a gift. Men especially appreciate the extra help.

The store has recently expanded again, counters have been moved about making it easy to navigate around so you don’t miss anything.

One of Kristina’s passion is helping charities, she hosts “Girls Nights” with wine and/or coffee, depending on the crowd and offers discounts. For several years, she and her husband Jim, at Kaoud Rug, have been collecting toys for the Yale-New Haven Children’s Toy Closet. This year, they were pleased with the amount of toys that they were able to bring in, but Kristina really wants to collect more because she truly cares about the children who will receive them.

“I’m extending the toy drive to Jan. 27 and hope that people will bring in all the new, unwrapped toys they can,” she said. “Sometimes children get duplicate gifts at Christmas and parents don’t know what to do with the second one. This is a great opportunity to brighten a child’s day as they stay in, or visit the hospital for an illness.”

Material Girls is having a 3rd Anniversary Sale this weekend beginning Thursday.

“We’ll have drinks, sale prices, raffles and fun,” she said. “People can get a jump on their Valentine’s Day shopping, too.”

Come out to Material Girls and wish Kristina a Very Happy Anniversary.

Anniversary Hours are Thursday, Jan. 16 6-10 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 17, Saturday, Jan. 18 and Monday, Jan. 20 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 19 12 – 5 p.m.


Dec 022013

Kristina Kaoud, Ann Nyberg and RJ Kaoud at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.

Kristina Kaoud, Ann Nyberg and RJ Kaoud at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital.

Material Girls, 463 Boston Post Road, is collecting toys for the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Toy Closet, a tradition owner Kristina Kaoud started several years ago with her children.

The Toy Closet program was founded by News 8 anchor Ann Nyberg 20 years ago, in 1993. The purpose is to provide pediatric patients at the hospital (including those receiving outpatient services) with a new toy.

Kaoud family learned about the closet while visiting a friend’s child at the hospital. Their children were so moved by the idea that they asked their parents if they could do something to help.

Kristina has been collecting toys at Material Girls, and Jim has done the same at Kaoud Oriental Rugs for several years. In return, each business offers a discount on purchases with the donations.

You may drop off your donation (No plush please — hospital rules) during the regular business hours or during special events.

Material Girls is running promotions including discounts on purchases, or gifts for the next few weeks.  Get a start to your holiday shopping, while supporting a great charity.

Suggested Donations (from the Toy Closet Brochure)

All toys/gifts should be new, unwrapped and sized so the closets can accommodate them. Plush toys are not accepted due to hospital infection control standards.


(Ages Newborn – 3)

Infant Toys, baby rattles, new books, building blocks, sorting toys, musical toys, soft balls, soft toys.


(Ages 4-12)

Building toys, craft kits, cars, trucks, new books, videos, coloring books, crayons, games, dolls, art supplies, sports equipment.


Journals, handheld games, art and craft kits, jewelry, cosmetics, sports equipment, games, school supplies, new books, calculators, models, building toys, flash drives, CD players.