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{SS} What is the history of Leigh's, when did it open?

{Rebecca} The store was founded by Larry Leigh (thus the name) and we will be celebrating our 40th anniversary next year.  When the opportunity arose to purchase the store in 2005, I jumped at it!  Having been a Leigh’s customer for years, it was dream come true.  We built an incredible new 13,000 sq ft store and started Leigh’s next chapter.  With 40 years of fashion history and expertise in the marketplace from designer to contemporary, we clearly love fashion and bringing the very best each season into our store.  You can get it all from us:   Clothing, shoes, accessories, cosmetics and an incredible shopping experience.  If you’re ever in the area, stop in….I’d love to show you my store!

 exterior{SS} Favorite part of your job? {Rebecca} I love my store!  It’s hard to pick a favorite because every day brings something new.  Things that come to mind:  Being surrounded by beautiful fashion, having amazing customers and a great team of individuals who are passionate about fashion.  With all that, who couldn’t love coming to work every day?

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{SS} Any new items in the store that you are loving for SUMMER?

{Rebecca} I am obsessed with the whole 10 Crosby by Derek Lam collection…including the shoes.  Cool, casual and easy.

9115bbb8ad7fbaa2794e51fc6572cd7b{SS} A few items in your own "Styleshack" (aka) closet that you can't live without?

{Rebecca} My Stella McCartney LBD (little black dress).  It’s such a go to item for me.  Depending on what accessories or shoes I put with it, it can be the perfect choice for a casual lunch with my girlfriends or a great night out with my husband.  So versatile!

{SS} Who or What inspires your personal style?  Favorite Style Icon?

{Rebecca} This is a difficult question; I appreciate women with great style, so it’s hard to narrow it down. Victoria Beckham is certainly one that is top on my list.  Her body-contouring dresses and to-die-for bags always have my attention.  And her shoes… they are always fabulous and the perfect complement to what she is wearing. A timeless style icon from a different era that continues to inspire me, the fashion industry and so many others is Audrey Hepburn. …need I say more?

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 {SS} Favorite local restaurant?

{Rebecca} The Grove on Cherry Street.  It’s this hip farm-to-table restaurant in a revitalized part of town.   I could eat there every day…the food is soooo good.

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{SS} What is your Style Archetype

{Rebecca} Trendy, of course!

 {SS} Favorite Michigan Summer Activity?

{Rebecca} Taking in a one of Lake Michigan’s incredible sunsets.  In all my travels, there’s nothing that compares.


{SS} Words to live by?

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