Happy Anniversary Material Girls Boutique — Celebration Sale thru Monday

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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.


Legion Seeks Cold Weather Clothing Accessory Donations

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Oct 262012

There is a festively covered cardboard box in the hallway outside the First Selectman’s office that is sadly quite empty right now.

The American Legion Post 127 is hoping residents will fill the box with winter hats, gloves and scarves to help keep our neighbors in need warm this winter.

Even in this economy, many of us can afford to go to the store and buy a hat, gloves or a scarf if we need them, but there are still some Orange residents who struggle with the little things.

The Legion will distribute the donated items to those in need so everyone will be a bit warmer in the cold winter months.

All you have to do is bring the items to the Town Hall and place them in the special box.

VIDEO: Have You Been To Material Girls Recently?

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Jun 082012


Bigger, Brighter, Better... Material Girls!

Material Girls Boutique, 463 Boston Post Road, opened in November 2010 and has gained quite a following in the community since.

Owner Kristina Kaoud is known for her generosity and the many charity events she hosts in the store, offering pleasant “Girls Night Out” events with wine and cheese and discounts.

Last Year, after the dust settled when a Shelton High School student was penalized for his creative approach to asking a girl to accompany him to the prom, Kristina reached out and offered his date jewelry to wear on their special night.

If you shopped at the store since the beginning you may have noticed that the layout was not ideal for everyone, there was a pesky step that some might trip over and it made setting up displays a little difficult.

In March of this year Kristina completely renovated the interior of the store, making it roomier and much easier to navigate. The check-out counter is conveniently located in a different spot with a nice large gift wrapping area in the back.

The inventory includes items for children, tweens, teens, grads, brides, grammas, and everyone in between.

Always on top of the newest trends, if you’re looking for the latest thing, Material Girls is the place to go.

There are plenty of mirrors on the walls so you can see how wonderful the jewelry pieces look on you.

If you haven’t shopped at Material Girls in a while this is a great time to come by. Check out their Facebook page for all the latest news and special events (and make sure to “Like” it!). See the video of our visit here.