New consignment store opens its doors

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 7, 2012

Courtney’s Closet recently held its grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony. Emilie Dreuil LaCoste, the owner, has shopped in consignment shops for more than 20 years, and with the support and encouragement of her husband, sons and friends, she decided to open her own store, Courtney’s Closet, named in memory of her daughter, Courtney-Anne Jordan Carroll, who passed away Sept. 29, 2010, at the age of 19.

Courtney’s Closet sells mens, womens, teens, childrens and baby clothes, as well as purses, accessories, shoes, jewelry and household knick-knacks. Courtney’s Closet is located at 227 Belle Terre Blvd. in LaPlace inside the Merle Norman Make-Up Store. One can donate items or sell on consignment. All acceptable items sold on consignment will be on a 40 percent return. Please make sure donated and/or sale items are cleaned, pressed and on hangers. The shop is accepting items now. Regular hours of operation are: Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; closed Wednesday and Sunday or by appointment. To find out more, please visit Courtney’s Closet on facebook.com. Pictured above (left to right) are Sheila Boudreau, Ascension of Our Lord Pastor Walter Austin, Donna Malbrough, owner Emilie Dreuil LaCoste, St. John Parish President Natalie Robottom, Page Braud, Kelly Melancon, Kembra Lee and granddaughters, Sloan and Haydynn Henderson.