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ECCO Staff Profile: Meet Ally

ECCO Boutique BurlingtonThe biggest factor in making a good store into a great store are the employees! We’re particularly proud of our team here at ECCO, and we wanted to take a second to introduce them, so you can get to know them even better. You’ve already met Marissa and Melissa, and this week we’d love to introduce you to Ally. 

ECCO Boutique: What is your bucket list item that you would most like to do?

A: I’d really love to travel around Europe and really spend some time there. I think it would be pretty spectacular.

EB: How about a favorite movie?

A: Wow – too many to choose from. I guess one of my more recent favorite movies is Wolf Of Wall Street. I just watched that and definitely will watch it again soon.

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EB: Are you a dog person or a cat person?

A: Both, but I have an 8 year old Miniature Doberman named Jada. She’s adorable.

EB: Last place you saw live music?

A: Oh man, the last time I saw live music? I went to Manhattan’s a month ago for Karaoke Night.

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EB: Favorite brand in the store?

A: Really loving Vince right now – just got a great sweater from them!

EB: What about an item that came in that you just had to have?

A: The Citizens of Humanity high waisted rockets jeans, without a doubt.

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EB: Are you a big sports fan? Do you watch any sports on TV?

A: I’m a huge sports fan. My favorite sport to watch is definitely football, but my favorite sport to play is soccer. I actually played semi-professionally for the Long Island Rough Riders.

EB: Really – that’s awesome! What position did you play?

A: I was recruited to play mid-field, but I wound up playing forward. It was a really amazing experience.

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Ally is wearing: Charlie Jade silk pants // Velvet by Graham & Spencer tank // Liebeskind Berlin handbag // Chinese Laundry shoes // June leather jacket.

Special Thanks to Saratoga Olive Oil Company for letting us come in and shoot.

Come in and get to know more about Ally, all of our fantastic staff, and their favorite fashions here at ECCO. Located at 81 Church Street in downtown Burlington. Open seven days a week, Monday – Saturday from 10AM – 9PM, and Sunday from 11AM – 6PM.

 

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ECCO Staff Profile: Meet Marissa

ECCO Boutique Burlington VermontContinuing what we started last week, we’re looking forward to introducing you to each of the members of the ECCO team that help make the store as great as it is. Last time we introduced you to Melissa, and this week we’d like to tell you a little more about our Store Manager and Buyer extraordinaire, Marissa. A huge reason why we have so many  of the styles that you love – Marissa also gives us the inside scoop on her favorite Burlington destinations, hidden talents, and some of the perks involved with being a fashion buyer. 

ECCO Boutique: So how long have you been working at ECCO, and what is it about this job that makes you love it?

Marissa: I’ve worked at ECCO for going on four and a half years now, and one of the best parts of the job is the variety. Obviously I love the clothes and the creativity that comes with being involved in deciding what fashions we will bring into the store each season – but one of the best parts is the variety. From creating ads, to selling, to creating unique displays, there’s always something to do. Something new and exciting going on each day.

EB: Can you tell a little about what goes into buying clothes for the store?

M: When we’re buying for upcoming seasons, we go into New York City and meet with our regular brand representatives and designers. We look at what they’re showing for the next season, and really try to see what would work best for our customers and clientele back home. Next we always try to go around and see what innovative options other people are working with and what styles will be on trend in upcoming seasons. We try to pick up a new brand or two and really get immersed in the culture.

EB: Besides being able to get first looks at all the new designs, are there other perks that come with being a buyer for a boutique? 

M: Occasionally we’re wined and dined by some of the designers, which we definitely aren’t complaining about!

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EB: After a long day, where are you headed to go and grab a drink?

M: Lately, I just can’t get enough of Juniper in Hotel Vermont. They have such great food and drinks, and I love the atmosphere there!

EB: How about for a Sunday Brunch, any favorite spots?

M: The Farmhouse has a really great brunch – and I always get the same thing. Eggs Benedict – can’t mess with a classic.

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EB: What is your favorite brand in the shop, and an item that you just knew you had to have?

M: My favorite brand is probably J Brand jeans. I love their styles and they always fit just right. As for an item that I just had to have – there are literally too many items – basically I love them all, that’s a big reason of why we bring them in!

EB: And lastly, how about any hidden talents that we might not know about?

M: I’m a writer – I love to write poetry.

 

 

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Marissa is wearing: Chinese Laundry shoes // Citizens of Humanity rocket high rise coated jeans // Michael Stars NY State of Mind tank // Joe’s Jeans flannel shirt // June leather jacket.

Special Thanks to Jacob at Burlington Records for letting us come in and shoot.

Come in and get to know more about Marissa, all of our fantastic staff, and their favorite fashions here at ECCO. Located at 81 Church Street in downtown Burlington. Open seven days a week, Monday – Saturday from 10AM – 9PM, and Sunday from 11AM – 6PM.

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ECCO Staff Profile: Meet Melissa

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Ask any of your friends, and every last one of them will tell you that a great sales staff can make or break your shopping experience. We’re particularly proud of our team here at ECCO, and we wanted to take a second to introduce them, so you can get to know them even better! Their favorite place to grab dinner, best part about living in Vermont, must have piece of clothing, can’t-leave-home-without-it travel accessory…you get the idea. So, without further ado, here’s Melissa! 

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ECCO Boutique: What is your favorite part about living in Vermont?

Melissa: Even when it’s as cold as it has been at times this winter, the snow is just so beautiful. Especially on Church Street, at night, when all the lights are lit up and snow has fallen, it’s gorgeous.

EB: You’re out for a night on the town. Where are you going to eat dinner and where are you grabbing a drink?

M: Same place actually. I love Lenuig’s – the food there is incredible. And upstairs at the Lounge, probably my favorite place in town.

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EB: Favorite movie?

M: Bridesmaids is pretty awesome. But my favorite movie that is a little older than that is White Oleander with Michelle Pfeiffer. It’s sad, but really good.

EB: Travel item that you just can’t leave home without?

M: Makeup brush and bronzer. Don’t leave home without it.

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EB: What is your favorite brand in the shop, and an item that you just knew you had to have?

M: My favorite brands would have to be Velvet and Feel the Piece – and I just got a cashmere sweater from Feel the Piece – my new favorite.

EB: Any hidden talents?

M: I’ve been singing since I was a little girl. In high school and college I was in a capella groups. I love to sing.

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Melissa is wearing: Paige Premium denim jacket // Dress the Population sequin dress // Chinese Laundry peep-toe pumps // HOBO clutch // Locally made Jewelry by DRULA

Special Thanks to Jacob at Burlington Records for letting us come in and shoot.

Come in and get to know more about Melissa, all of our fantastic staff, and their favorite fashions here at ECCO. Located at 81 Church Street in downtown Burlington. Open seven days a week, Monday – Saturday from 10AM – 9PM, and Sunday from 11AM – 6PM.

 

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