– by Sophie Silverstone
White Elephant Exchange owner Rachael LePray opened her shop in the tiny corner (300 square ft.) of Two Dancing Cats Boutique in Sugar House one year ago. Now, in the former location of Tempest Couture (which moved online last month), LePray celebrated a stylish grand re-opening June 6. The transformation was like stepping out of LePray’s own closet and into a mini Beverly Hills Hotel: iconic stripes and fuchsia and jungle leaf print wallsflanked with photos from a fashionable (but creepy) poolside shoot.
You’ll find clean, simple pieces as well as unique, funky clothes and jewelry by local artists. LePray’s got a bright, daring style – hinting of her time spent living and going to school in San Francisco. “I don’t like mass-produced clothes,” she says. “I want quality, I want to be fashion forward, and I want to offer a good price.”
About half of the store is vintage, and the other side is new clothing, all currently priced under $50. She hopes to
offer more men’s clothing as well as teach classes for youth and adults on upcycling and re-working clothing.
1305 S. 900 E. 10:30am-8pm.
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