Two gems in downtown Plattsburgh are Cache Elegant and owner, Barbara Hugus. A cache is a hidden storage of treasures, and that is what Barbara has - a world of well-designed beauty. Barbara describes her shop, Cache` Elegant, as “a boutique of Apparel, Accessories, Gifts and Home Decor at consignment prices.”
The first element of believing that the shop will transform you is the artistry displayed and changed weekly in the windows. Barbara combines clothes, home décor and art into a beautiful tapestry of color. Barbara has resurrected the lost art of window shopping!
One of her customers describes the shop as, “Sophisticated with color and balance, Cache Elegant is for people with taste, whether it’s modern, country, or vintage - it appeals to the sophisticated consumer; whatever period they admire.” To us at style & substance, sophisticated is not snobby or intimidating; rather, sophisticated simply means attention to beauty and admiring the small details that makes something spectacular.
We regularly stop into Cache Elegant, and are always brilliantly overwhelmed by Barbara’s style throughout the shop. We would add, “hip, classic, eclectic, shabby chic, something for everyone”. It is an experience in color, arrangement and beauty. Barbara’s knowledge, enthusiasm and friendly approachability make the shopping experience a series of “ooohs” and “aaahhhs”. Her “cache” is arranged to inspire her customers into redecorating, restyling, starting a project or finding their “conversation piece”. Some real hits we saw this past week were a small counter top butcher block which is perfect for the appetizer portion of your entertaining and a ‘to die for’ wrought iron and glass coffee table…with prices that are steals. And this spring, making your outdoor space inviting and attractive is easy with Cache Elegant!
The clothing is carefully hand chosen from Barbara’s consigners, and each piece would be considered a “one of a kind”, boutique-type buy. The sophisticated shopper knows style is not about price, it is about confidence and individuality, and dressing like this everyday is important! Shop for all that is hip, elegant, and sophisticated, right in downtown Plattsburgh. Barbara invites customers to “browse and get to know my merchandise at your own pace.” After-hours personal shopping appointments or at home visits are available by request – New York City services right here in our beautiful downtown!