Last Thursday the Network of Entrepreneurial Women held its first Wine Women and Wellness event. Our destination of choice was the Swap Shop Resale Boutique in Glen Ellyn.

The Swap Shop in Glen Ellyn - photo by

The Swap Shop is a woman-owned consignment store focused on brand name fashion pieces that they wish to make available to women at more affordable prices.

Swap Shop purses and shoes - photo by Maike's Marvels

We held our introductions after which instant connections were made, sipped a little bit of wine, and then started browsing.

NEW - Network of Entrepreneurial Women - photo by

The shop is arranged by size, and also has a section of new arrivals and popular brands. I was drawn to the “Love from Amsterdam” rack, which happened to be the place to get the summer dress I was looking for (stay tuned for that on Friday).

Amsterdam at the Swap Shop - photo by Maike's Marvels

Several ladies purchased jewelry.

Bracelet purchased at the Swap Shop - photo by

We caressed some purses and admired lots of shoes.

disco shoes at the Swap Shop-photo by Maike's Marvels

The Swap Shop has hundreds of consigners, who naturally also become regular customers. Because of its success, a second store has recently opened in Hinsdale.

NEW networking at the Swap Shop - photo by Maike's Marvels

After the shopping and meeting the cofounders returned to Flour + Wine, to re-indulge in the fabulous Calzone with Nutella and berries.

Nutella & Berries Calzone by Flour + Wine - photo by Maike's Marvels

We also had the Italian donuts and delicious lime and strawberry gelato.

lime and strawberry gelato by Flour + Wine - photo by Maike's Marvels

We also got a sneak peek at, which is in its beta phase.

NetworkHoncho sneak peek - photo by

It was a fantastic evening which we will repeat soon in a different Chicagoland suburb.

Italian donuts by Flour + Wine - photo by Maike's Marvels

NEW – The Network of Entrepreneurial Women is a group of Chicagoland business women who are upgrading business networking with fun and creative events that inspire attendees to work together, refer each other and most of all cheer each other on as the membership succeeds. Events rotate around various suburbs on a semimonthly basis.

powdered camera at Flour + Wine - photo by Maike's Marvels

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