About A Cool Chick Place
An eclectic boutique that is filled with vintage and select resale clothes and accessories, along with local artisans featured in every room and dynamic workshops held weekly, A Cool Chick Place offers a high-energy, uplifting experience to all who visit. A Cool Chick Place's founder, Michele Marquis, has combined her three passions under one roof in Old Avon Village. Marquis said “After many years of helping other people achieve their life goals, it was time for me to make one of my dreams a reality.” A Cool Chick Place sells handmade, one-of-a-kind items from local artists and craftsmen, along with vintage clothing and also offers dynamic “Hot Topic” workshops and life coaching for individuals and groups. Marquis said she has collected vintage clothing for years because “The quality of the fabric and the design are exquisite,” she said. Marquis also has buyers in New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island, searching for an extensive selection of shoes, clothing, purses and other items to stock her shelves. She also offers select resale clothing, but not consignment items. A Cool Chick Place opened in December 2011 with only 18 artists. They now have over 60 local artists featured throughout the store. Marquis said “my biggest challenge is finding room for everyone. This is a place where you’ll need time to really see everything – most people wander around the rooms a few times just so they can 'take it all in' before they can decide what to buy.” It’s hard to describe the “feeling” you get when you enter the store…. you’ll have to come and see for yourself!