Last Updated on August 5, 2022


Charlestown’s Treasure Sale Ladies’ Boutique has substantially increased its contributions to Charlestown’s Benevolent Care Fund and other community activities (Scholars’ Fund, Staff Appreciation Fund, concerts and other community events) in 2022.

This year The Boutique already has mounted two quite wonderful sale displays that proved to be extremely popular with both resident and staff shoppers.   January’s Shortline window extravaganza featuring designer purses and accessories, and a June showcase of handbags, jewelry and scarves in the display case at Cross Creek netted a combined total of $2,000.00.   The Boutique’s booth near the Chesapeake Restaurant also sold $2,500.00 worth of merchandise during their two-day participation in the July Treasure Sale, after handily breaking The Boutique’s former Treasure Sale record with sales of $2,457.00 in May.

In addition, the shop featured a couple of “Spend Some Money on Your Honey” events for men in December 2021 and February 2022.  These very special “Men Only” sales were well-attended by men in the Charlestown community, who took the unique opportunity to choose Christmas and Valentine’s Day gifts for the special women in their lives with the help of the Boutique’s talented volunteers.

Special displays and events will continue to be part of the “boutique experience” through the end of 2022.  In September, managers Peggy Romenesko and Barbara Weaver will mount a spectacular array of boutique clothing and accessories in the large window at the Shortline … an always-welcome opportunity for Charlestown women to see and buy some of the best items the shop has to offer.  And on November 16, just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas, the boutique will host a holiday scarf tying clinic with Charlene Freeman (more details on this RSVP event to come).

The Boutique is located at terrace level in Herbert’s Run (down one flight from the Level 1 elevator lobby near the bridge to St. Charles) and is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Would-be shoppers who find it difficult to get to the boutique due to busy schedules may telephone Managers Barbara Weaver (bldg 8) or Peggy Romenesko (Brookside) and ask them to open the shop at a convenient time and enjoy a private shopping experience. Contact information can be found in the Resident Directory, available on MyErickson.

Peggy and Barbara also provide Personal Shopper service to residents: Contact either woman, tell her your sizes, color preferences, and the types of items you’d like to see; she will bring them to you to try on and choose in your own home.

Dayle Dawes/for the Ladies’ Boutique