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Zebra Press Magazine
Sustainability is the New Fashion Trend and Consignment and Thrift Shops in Alexandria Raise the Bar
Eco friendly Matters
...Vida Style is another curated consignment shop in Old Town. Owner Alicia Valencia Erb promotes the eco-friendly aspect of secondhand shopping. On her website, she writes, “I offer the best of curated consigned clothing, shoes, and accessories to those who want to look even more gorgeous while helping save our planet by using what is already here.” Click here for the full cover story.
National Credit Union Foundation, CU industry veteran-owned consignment shop partner to catalyze change through credit unions nationwide.
February 12, 2023 / ALEXANDRIA, VA -The National Credit Union Foundation (Foundation) and VIDA STYLE launch “Re-Gowned To Give,” an initiative that invites the guests of the Foundation Dinner Presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards to consign the gowns they wear at the dinner and donate the proceeds from the sales to support the Foundation’s work to improve people’s financial lives.
VIDA STYLE is owned and operated by veteran credit union industry executive, Alicia Valencia Erb, and is committed to a sustainable economy in which clothing is reused to eliminate waste and pollution.
“I am thrilled to partner with the Foundation to raise funds to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions” said Alicia Valencia Erb. “Post COVID, consumers have a desire to make their limited dollars go further and to reduce their carbon footprints. And our collaboration permits them to do both.”
“At the heart of the Foundation’s work is to give back. The collaboration with VIDA STYLE supports a give-back program where our industry can collectively and financially give back and support our mission to serve others, said National Credit Union Foundation Executive Director Gigi Hyland.
For more information about the give-back program, contact Alicia Valencia Erb at (571) 357-1186 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.vidastyleshop.com
VIDA STYLE, located in Old Town Alexandria, is a consignment shop for women & men that supports a fashion circular economy by using what is already here for as long as possible. The shop builds a community of sustainable fashion lovers and local creatives/entrepreneurs who are given store space in support of growing their businesses.
Alexandria Living Magazine
Living the Vida Style at Old Town's Newest Consignment Boutique
The consignment shop emphasizes inclusivity, sustainability and supporting small businesses.
Off the beaten path that is King Street, tucked back behind Pedego Bikes, Old Town’s newest consignment boutique opened last month at 210 N. Lee St. in Suite 104. Visitors are welcomed by the shop’s warm, boho style and the shop’s name, Vida Style, is proudly displayed in gold letters on a light pink wall behind the checkout counter. Click here for the story.
August 29, 2022
Blazers are trending, says owner of the new ‘Vida Style’ consignment shop in Old Town
Alicia Valencia Erb just consigned herself to a new business venture in Old Town.
After a career in marketing, the Alexandria resident opened Vida Style, a new consignment boutique at 210 N. Lee Street on August 1, and held a grand opening last Sunday (August 28). Erb gives consigners 50-to-60% of the profits and 60 to 90 days to sell items before they are returned. Click here for the full story.
12 Days of Small Business: VIDA STYLE
December 16, 2022
Throughout the month of December the Alexandria SBDC will be highlighting some of our clients to get an inside scoop of what their holiday season looks like.
Business Name: VIDA STYLE
How long have you been in business in Alexandria? I opened my store on August 1, 2022.
Tell me a little about your business: My shop is a consignment shop for women and most recently, we started our men’s collection. We support small up and coming talented crafters by giving them store space to test the market. Consignment is blowing up, after the pandemic, especially. People want to be more conscientious about where they source their clothing. We contribute to a circular economy by using what is already here for as long as possible! Go Earth! Click here for the entire blog post.