In The Press
We've been so busy over the years making our customers as happy as possible and trying to have a life outside of our business we haven't done much to advertise ourselves. Happily, occassionally the members of the fourth estate find us.
The Georgetowner - May 2010
Long-time customer and multi-book author, Patricia Daly-Lipe kindly wrote about our Middleburg store for the 'In Country' section of this well-read paper. The article also appeared in their sister paper The Downtowner.
Fauquier Times-Democrat - January 20, 2010 - Page 8 and 9
White Elephant Celebrates Milestone by Reaching Out
PRESS RELEASE: January 13, 2009 - DC Area Consignment Business Born in Recession Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Thrives in Recession
Fauquier Times-Democrat - April 24, 2009
This reporter got it right! We like to think we are 'the consignment shop of all consignment shops!' What she doesn't mention, is that we offer an equal amount of high quality clothing and accessories for the entire family too!
The Georgetowner - November 2008
The Georgetowner had fun exploring and Christmas shopping in our historic little Town of Middleburg, where we opened our first store, this month. And, they found our shop just 'marvelous' darhlin'!
'Visiting Middleburg is a gentle reminder of what it used to be like living in Georgetown ... or at least what Georgetown’s commercial sector used to look and feel like. Each and every store is one of a kind. There are no chain stores here, save for Safeway, and that doesn’t count. It just doesn’t. Everybody needs a grocery store.
Middleburg was a favorite with the Kennedy family when they lived in Georgetown and when JFK became President, the first family frequently visited it for church on Sundays. The Middleburg Training Track founded by Paul Mellon, the Foxcroft School, the National Beagle Trials, Upperville Horse Show, and many annual hunts are near Middleburg.' ..................'The White Elephant (103 Federal Street), a marvelous consignment shop reminiscent of our old Junior League Shop. Here you will find new and gently used clothing, housewares, antiques, jewelry, and much more.'
Middleburg Life - November 2008
We're 'outrageous'! That's one of the words used to describe our smallest store in Middleburg by a noted, local author in the November issue of Middleburg Life, a Sun-Gazette paper on 'Shop Locally..'.
'Treasure seekers of the world love the exciting, sometimes outrageous but always inexpensive previously-owned items found at The White Elephant.'
National Examiner - October 22, 2008
We were pleasantly surprised to learn a National Examiner reporter had recently visited our Middleburg store and wrote quite a nice little piece on the 'wonders' to be found at The White Elephant stores. Come find your own fabulous find!
Interview on ChickChat Radio
On Friday, February 8, 2008 Leslie Broockman was interviewed by Heidi and Laura on a segment they included in their show on 'How to Shop Modestly'. If you've never listened to the show, we'd suggest you take a listen. You'll have a blast. There's not much these two lovely ladies don't talk about. Heard daily, nationally on XM Satellite Radio, The Lifestyle Talk Radio Network, the BTR Radio Network and worldwide via chicchatradio.com you can also hear the show via iTunes Podcasts.
You can listen to the show by scrolling down to the show date and following the instructions they give.
Best of Warrenton Shopping - Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine
Our Warrenton store received Second Place in this new magazines 'Antique' shopping category. While we all know we sell lots of stuff, and antiques are certainly not the majority of what we do sell - we're nonetheless quite pleased!
The Insider's Guide to Virginia's Blue Ridge - in their Fifth Edition, says , 'Be sure to check out The White Elephant, (540) 687-8800, another consignment shop that handles everything from antiques to clothing. It's not unusual to find treasures such as a pair of barely used Gucci shoes - and even more fun to speculate as to what Middleburg celeb might have worn them.'
BusinessWeek - November 20, 2000 e.Biz Issue
'Keep the Excess Moving' - Cynthia Broockman was interviewed for this article on the emergence of B2B websites and being one of the first users of what was then Tradout.com to purchase excess inventory from major retailers nationwide. At the time, our business was actually 12 years old (2 years of operation before incorporating in 1990) but for that kind of national exposure, we didn't mind the error. If you scroll down in the article you can see what we both looked like in younger days!
A Guide to Washington's Thrift & Consignment Shops - 1999 Special to Washington Post
Here's a highlight of our 'review'!
"This is what consignment stores aspire to be...set up like boutiques... department store quality... thrift store prices."