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We Are Moving and Having a Sale!

Posted by on Aug 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on We Are Moving and Having a Sale!

We are very excited to announce that we are moving!!
Our New location: 305 W. Hillgrove La Grange, IL  (between Breens & DeSitter Tile and Stone)
Anticipated Open date: September 15, 2015


We are having a 50% sale at the current shop.  Stop in for some great deals and then visit us after September 15 for our new fall arrivals.

The Hope Chest is moving!

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Hope Chest is moving!

We are very excited to announce that we are moving!!  Thanks to your support we have outgrown our current space.  We will be moving down the street in September to a bigger location.  We will be able to process more donations and offer you more of the bargains that you love.  Best of all we have the opportunity to raise more money for our cause – Pillars’ Constance Morris House.

Our New location: 305 W. Hillgrove La Grange, IL  (between Breens & DeSitter Tile and Stone)
Open date: September 15, 2015

While our schedule is subject to change, we anticipate closing the old shop on September 10 and reopening at the new location on September 15th.

Our New Designer Section

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Our New Designer Section

Introducing our new Designer Section. We have collected all of your favorite brands in one section – check our new racks for Eileen Fisher, Kenneth Cole, Cole Hahn, Tahari, Michael Kors, Max Mara, Ralph Lauren, Coach and more (including great cashmere and premium denim).

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Pinterest Party

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pinterest Party


On June 19th from 4-8 pm we will have some samples for sale of great projects you can make from thrift store finds. You can find directions for these and other projects on our Pinterest page.



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Vintage Trunk Show

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Vintage Trunk Show

We have saved all of our special vintage clothing and accessories for a special vintage trunk show.  The show will run all through the month of May during our regular store hours.  Here is some of what we have (details on sizing and prices will be on our Facebook page):

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and accessories:

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and jewelry and more:

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Valentine’s Week

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Valentine’s Week





This week we are unveiling our new look!  Thanks to the hard work of our great employees and volunteers we have remodeled.  Stop in to see our lighter brighter store.  We also have our 20% sale of all red and pink things through February 15th.  It is also your final chance to buy a raffle ticket for the Valentine’s basket – bursting with great presents.

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Betsey Johnson quilted swing coat

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Betsey Johnson quilted swing coat

This is a size large black quilted swing coat.  It is $45.  It is hard to photograph as it is black, but it is charming with unique buttons and bow tied back.

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Cavalcanti Handbag

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cavalcanti Handbag

This is a beautiful pale pink handbag. It is made in Italy by Cavalcanti. These bags retail for over $300 and sell on eBay for over $125. We will have it in the shop first for $75.

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The Hope Chest Celebrates 20 Years!!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Hope Chest Celebrates 20 Years!!

              1994 – 2014


From Hope to Home

Celebrating 20 years of moving women from Hope to Home

Twenty years ago, a group of women came together to make a difference.  They began with a dream, developed a plan, reached out to others and in December of 1994, the dream became a reality.  The Hope Chest opened its doors and began to fulfill its mission to support The Constance Morris House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children.  For nearly 20 years, through the sale of gently used women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, shoes, coats and outerwear, all generously donated by individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the community, The Hope Chest has raised thousands of dollars to help finance the critical programs offered through The Constance Morris House


We have planned a year full of events and promotions to celebrate our 20th year, honor our generous donors, appreciate our fabulous customers, and provide even more to the women and children at The Constance Morris House. 


February: Valentine’s Raffle Basket. 20% anything red or pink Feb 12-15


March: St. Patrick’s Promotion: Go Green and buy a Reusable Bag at The Hope Chest for special savings.


April: Egg Hunt for Bargains April 17-19!


May:  La Grange Girls’ Night Out

Vintage Trunk Show at The Hope Chest


June: Facebook prizes – be sure to “like” our page


July: Special Community Event


August:  School Spirit Wear!  Look for your favorite school’s clothing


September: Sidewalk Sale for end of season bargains.  Coat Drive


October: Watch for special promotions this month.


November: Holiday Open House/Customer Appreciation Event.


December: Dollhouse raffle.  Enter for a chance to win a completely furnished, custom dollhouse*.  Drawing will be held in December


* photo is of previously raffled dollhouse

Fall is Here!

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fall is Here!

The weather has turned colder and the Hope Chest is ready with lots of great jackets.  We have colorful quilted jackets.IMG_0248_2

We have lots of leather


We even have a raccoon jacket (size S/M  $75)


A wool blazer is a great look for fall.  This is a size 4 for $11.  The purse is $14.  The jeans are a 6 for $12.  The sweater set is a Talbots small for $16.  The jean skirt is a Kenneth Cole 6 for $12


Just like Kate wears!