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Consignment store offers tips, fashion to flatter body shapes

Sun., May 9, 2010, midnight

Last week we chose to bring you news of new places to eat in Kootenai County rather than new businesses that especially offer women’s items.

But perhaps the better choice would have been to make last Sunday’s new business items be the women’s stores. That might have helped solve the Mother’s Day gift quandary.

One new option is Dazzle, a quality resale fashions store in Hayden Creek Plaza at 8134 Government Way. Opening in late April, Dazzle offers clothes, shoes, handbags, jewelry, fashion accessories and small home décor items.

“We offer women the chance to turn cluttered closets into cash by consigning items they no longer wish to wear or possibly have never worn at all,” said Dwight Lucky, who owns the store with his wife Tara. “We also have information and displays about how to choose outfits that look great based on a person’s specific body shape.”

Originally from New York, where their mothers worked in the fashion industry, the Luckys came to North Idaho from Bellingham, where Tara worked in consignment stores. Dwight’s experience is in education and marketing.

Dazzle’s hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 Sundays. Call (208) 762-4041. Visit

Sunflower Cottage opens on Fourth

Fresh flowers and “delightfully different gifts” are the specialties of Sunflower Cottage and Villa Décor and Flowers that opened late last month at 842 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. The store is in the space of the former Blondie’s Hair Salon next to Angelo’s Ristorante.

Items include artful flower arrangements for every occasion, baskets, plants, bird nests and country décor. Many items are handcrafted and local delivery is offered. Wedding items are a specialty.

Owner Valorie Cooper has more than 30 years experience in the floral and gift business. Her husband owns Coeur d’Alene Remodeling; hence the new look to the place. Their family came to North Idaho in 1994.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Call (208) 664-1111.

JaM’s Boutique loves little girls

Fabulous makeovers and unforgettable birthday parties for little girls are the specialty of JaM’s Boutique at 802 N. Fourth St.

“Girls dress up as little princesses or divas, get their hair, makeup and nails done and create their own shimmer lotions,” said Linda Wilson, who owns the business with her husband Jason. “We offer something unique for girls to do on their birthdays while taking the stress off their parents so they can enjoy the party even more.”

The store is named for the Wilsons’ daughters Jaylie and Maleah. The family came to join relatives in North Idaho from Northern Florida, where they had a JaM’s Boutique for two years. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, until 2 p.m. Saturdays and open later for parties. Call (208) 765-5135.

This week’s tidbits

•Watch next week for at least two more new businesses that feature women’s and men’s clothing and accessories.

•The 25th season of the local Farmers’ Markets is under way. The Saturday market is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Highway 95 and Prairie Avenue, and the Wednesday downtown market is 4-7 p.m. at Fifth and Sherman. Phone 772-2290 or check www.kootenaicounty

•Blondie’s Deli on Northwest Boulevard has closed.

•Details are coming soon about a 37-unit apartment building at 570 W. Neider Ave.

Contact Nils Rosdahl at (208) 769-3228 or


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