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Ambiance Boutique, Oakmont, PA

August 31, 2013 , ,

I do not need to shop again for the rest of my life, but there are times that I am inspired to do so. While visiting my childhood home town of Oakmont, PA I found not only the inspiration, but also very high quality goods at rock bottom prices. Ambiance Boutique is run for the benefit of an organization called Bethlehem Haven.  The upscale consignment retail store carefully selects and curates a collection of very high-end clothing and household goods.  The system in place progressively discounts the item as it stays on the rack or shelf, so if it does not sell it becomes more affordable.  I went in out of curiosity and was hooked.  I scored such fabulous deals the first day, and was given a coupon for 10% off my next purchase.  When I returned with the coupon and found the 75% off rack the next day, they almost paid me to take two stylin’ blouses off their hands.  I thought I was done until I saw that black purse that was just too much of a bargain to leave on the mannequin.

If you live in Pittsburgh, and particularly if you have not been thrift shopping in the past, I urge you to go to Ambiance.  The store is elegant, the staff is much more professional than the other retail stores I visited here.  This is the kind of town where good customer service is reserved for people who live here, and the stranger is treated as an annoyance.    This will NOT happen in Ambiance. You will be greeted and served as if you are the most important shopper on earth.  Alexandra acts like a personal shopper at Nordstrom, but she is working for the betterment of homeless women in the Pittsburgh area.  If I were ever going to use the phrase win-win, it would be to convince you to try Ambiance.  Since I don’t use that phrase let me just encourage you to see if there might be something very special and very well priced in this store for you.  Tell them Pam sent you and you want to see the 75% off rack.

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Love the boutique.. Nice video. I think I found another place to shop.. (just getting there is an issue) does she have an ecommerce store?

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

August 31, 2013

They really should..they are just now trying to tweet..no FB..I think you are right!!!

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mermaidcamp

August 31, 2013

Sometimes here the thrift shops have such great bargains. I have a chanel couture suit in the wardrobe that is a real museum piece now – and I think cost me $20 or so

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London-Unattached.com

September 2, 2013

I have a few choice items from London flea markets..you have a tradition of fine junk.

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mermaidcamp

September 2, 2013

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