LACASA Center’s unique charity resale store, LACASA Collection in Howell, has opened an online luxury boutique.
“We are excited to offer customers a high-end shopping experience online,” said Bobette Schrandt, LACASA president and CEO.
The new online store, www.shopatlacasa.org, features a large collection of designer handbags and clothing, premium jewelry, unique home accents, rare collectibles, and exclusive furniture pieces.
“Livingston County residents are amazingly generous and donate valuable items to our store,” said Schrandt. “We decided to hand-select exceptional pieces and showcase them online. That way, everyone can conveniently shop for one-of-a-kind finds.”
All items offered at the Collection’s online boutique and its brick-and-mortar retail store are donated by community supporters. Proceeds from both shops fund critical services for local victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault at LACASA Center.
The Collection’s retail store will continue to offer a broad selection of merchandise for women, men and children, while the online store will focus on curated designer items—from Dooney & Bourke™, COACH™ and Brighton™ to Ralph Lauren™, Michael Kors™ and Cole Haan™. Online household décor offerings will include vintage, mid-century, classic, and modern pieces.
“LACASA’s retail initiatives provide much-needed sustainable funding for our nonprofit organization,” Schrandt said. “As an independent agency, we continually challenge ourselves to find effective ways to fund the more than 30 programs we provide for local victims of abuse.”
The LACASA Collection offers unique benefits for Livingston County as well as for LACASA’s clients, said Schrandt.
Established in September 2017, the LACASA Collection provides area residents with a place to donate new and gently-loved treasures and to “shop for good” at great prices. Because the store is not affiliated with a national parent agency, all store proceeds stay local.
The store also enables LACASA clients to purchase items at no charge. Clients are provided confidential gift cards to “shop with dignity” for the clothing and household items they need for themselves and their children.
Employment opportunities are another unique benefit of the store. The LACASA Collection provides retail training and job opportunities for LACASA clients.
“We invite everyone to shop with us, at our Howell store or online, to show support for victims and survivors of abuse from our community,” said Schrandt.
ABOUT LACASA: For nearly four decades, LACASA Center has been providing victims and survivors in Livingston County with the compassion, courage, and hope needed to overcome interpersonal violence and rebuild their lives. It is the only agency in Michigan that provides comprehensive, wraparound services for all victims of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault under one roof.