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Women Entrepreneurs: Three Twelve Tudor Opens in Glencoe

Downtown Glencoe gets Madden Home for the household and Three Twelve Tudor for women.

Three Twelve Tudor, owned by Cheri Tracy and Amy Bishop, is one of two new stores in Glencoe this summer. The other, , is across from the Starbucks coffee shop at 347 Park Ave.

Three Twelve Tudor is a boutique that sells clothing from the Sugar Lips brand as well as scarves, Indian tunics and individualized printed T-shirts from the Minnesota clothing company, Before+Again.

“The T-shirts were a big risk because they're $60,” Tracy said. “But we sell out of these. We're still trying to get our feet wet and determine what lines sell.”

Bishop, who works at An Apple a Day Catering in Glencoe, had also helped launch the Bella Gypsy venture in Glencoe last fall. But she split with her business partners at Bella, and they have since relocated to Hubbard Woods in Winnetka. Her new business is just down the street from the former venture, whose space is now an empty storefront.

In addition to clothing, Tracy and Bishop sell antique clothing accessories at Three Twelve Tudor from the 1920s through the 1940s that are marketed by Glencoe sellers Tyler MacKenzie and Rachel Olester.

Tracy also has her own line of organic cosmetics, Orglamix. It is not sold at the store.*

“I see cute stuff, reasonably priced, and I have teenage daughters who will go crazy over it,” said Kelly Joyce, a customer from Winnetka. “I'm buying a tank top and necklace so far.”

Before Joyce left, she picked up a gray summer dress as well.

*Oct. 7 Correction: The story reported that Orglamix eye shadow was sold at the store.

Zillah Al-Qahir July 09, 2011 at 06:54 PM
Much like Ms. Tracy's previous venture, Urban Apothecary, Orglamix claimed to be vegan when it was not, often sent products mislabeled, falsified ingredient listings and on occasion, sold cosmetics containing harmful ingredients. I'd be very cautious purchasing from her.
Victoria Khan July 09, 2011 at 08:06 PM
YES, PLEASE GOOGLE HER!! She still owes alot of people $$!! She just took their $ & dissapeared without sending out there orders!! Not only was she selling repackaged cosmetics & passing them off as her own blends on a website that's for hand made only, she had some that were not even considered eye-safe that she was selling as eye-shadow!! Now here she is opening up a store with $ she owes to customers that she ripped off!!
Carrie Porter July 09, 2011 at 11:08 PM
Thanks for the comments. Winnetka-Glencoe Patch will look into this on Monday.
Zillah Al-Qahir July 10, 2011 at 01:45 AM
start here: http://tinyurl.com/3n3shhm http://www.facebook.com/orglamixcosmetics http://tinyurl.com/3gbmpme http://tinyurl.com/6dgujja
Madison Grisham July 10, 2011 at 04:28 AM
Cheri Tracy is a fraud. Complete fraud. What a disgrace that she's allowed to sell to the the makeup line Orglamix again to the public. THIS IS NOT her own make-up line, it's a private label company that makes it that she lies and claims it is her own. She claims ingredients are in products that aren't and then says ingredients like PARABENS, CARMINE and TALC aren't in formulas that actually ARE! She's a walking lie and I wouldn't trust her for a second.
Jessica July 10, 2011 at 03:38 PM
Also look into the people who are making these claims. A lot of them sale makeup themselves and they went on a witch hunt until finally Cheri gave into them. She made countless efforts to prove that her makeup was not private label, including posting videos of her lab. I don't know how these people find the time to slander others. I wish they would put their efforts into something positive and let the rest of us make up our own minds.
Krystal July 10, 2011 at 04:20 PM
Sadly, that isn't true. Most of the people questioning Cheri's business practices are just customers or concerned bloggers; I assure you, I have no hopes to sell makeup. As for the videos of her lab, she did not have the proper utensils, equipment, or supplies to be producing her line, either the products themselves or the quantity necessary to keep up with her demand. Yes, SOME of the eyeshadows she was "blending" herself, by dumping things in a jar and shaking them, but let's look at the foundation, for example; you can't shake mix foundation. It has to be well-blended with an actual mixer, due to the nature of the ingredients. Besides that, other people and companies were found to be selling the exact same items elsewhere. When you think about it, how could someone afford to buy mass quantities from Cheri and then sell them for LESS than what Cheri was charging? All of that aside, it doesn't change the fact that 1) many customers did not receive their orders in March-April, as evidenced by her Etsy feedback, 2) she ignored customer concerns and contact attempts, as evidenced by her Etsy feedback, 3) her failures on one and two are what led to Etsy deleting her store and account, and 4) Cheri Tracy has done this before; if you look up Urban Apothecary, you'll see that she was selling the same stuff, and essentially abandoned the brand when news got out of customers not receiving their orders and that the brand was repackaged and private label junk.
Lydia July 11, 2011 at 12:07 AM
I don't sell makeup but was upset to learn that under my orglamix foundations were the stickers from the real makers of the products. I received eyeshadows from her that made my eyes swell and itch too. Overall, Tracy is a disgusting human who has stolen from people and claimed to make her own line of makeup. I'm really surprised no one googled this fraud of a company and person before writing this article.
Zillah Al-Qahir July 11, 2011 at 05:07 AM
Actually, most of the bloggers that 'outed' Ms. Tracy began researching with the intent of proving the allegations false. Even so, several of them were still hesitant to believe, but finally the evidence was simply overwhelming. For example - a brand new commercial display by WetNWild cosmetics is using a (stock) photograph that Ms. Tracy claimed some time ago on her Facebook page to be a photo takes of one of 'her' models, wearing Orglamix cosmetics. Very few of the people defending her at this point have done ANY research, other than to take her at her word. I saw the video Ms. Tracy posted, and, compared to videos, photos, etc., posted by reputable MMU companies, it is laughable. Ms. Tracy is simply repeating the patterns she established with Urban Apothecary and Candy Glam.
Zillah Al-Qahir July 11, 2011 at 06:09 AM
excuse me - sinful colors. http://www.hatontop.com/images/MUA/201106/dsgs_1.jpg vs. http://tinyurl.com/6kf5udo vs http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-12123178-beautiful-model-with-lollipop.php or http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-11709540-beautiful-young-woman-with-artistic-makeup-and-peacock-feathers.php vs http://www.flickr.com/photos/trellisaze/5498003557/in/set-72157626202217986/ vs http://www.flickr.com/photos/trellisaze/5499626191/in/set-72157626202217986/
Gwen Stevens July 11, 2011 at 07:44 AM
How can this newspaper print this article. Cheri Tracy is a disgraceful human being. I hope this venture fails.
K.C. Photo Chick July 14, 2011 at 04:45 AM
She STILL owes me orders and REFUNDS... Shes lucky I dont live in Illinois.. This tramp should most certainly go to hell for all the lies and b/s she pawned off on us consumers. Also, ETSY should have closed her down when I started COMPLAINING in DECEMBER along with alot of other people..... SHAME ON ETSY TOO...
Tessa McKay July 14, 2011 at 05:39 AM
I'm not a beauty blogger or a cosmetics maker, just a regular person who was once a devoted customer of Ms. Tracy's. I have absolutely no reason throw her under the bus or falsely accuse her. There would simply be nothing in it for me. That being said, I would like to reiterate some points made above. There is a great deal of evidence that shows that Ms. Tracy redistributed private label product. When confronted with this plethora of evidence, Ms. Tracy did not directly address the issue, instead deleting most questions from her facebook page. This included questions that were posed in a tactful and polite manner by concerned customers. Even if her products were indeed handmade (doubtful), evasion of the questions posed by paying customers is not good business and does not speak to Ms. Tracy's integrity. There is also some evidence that at least one of her products (her Magnetism Primer) was grossly mislabeled. It was labeled as containing pomegranate oil when it actually contained Liquipar oil (parabens). Ms. Tracy directly stated that parabens were not in any of her products. If this is true (and the evidence is pretty damning), it is sickening. Even putting all of this aside, there is the simple fact that when this broke, Ms. Tracy went on vacation and never came back. She took money from many of her customers and never delivered their goods, which is why her Etsy shop was taken down. Final question: Do you really want to do business with this woman?
Jessica Urban August 08, 2011 at 06:49 PM
I'm frustrated at the lack of follow-up with this. Cheri Tracy's business practices are deplorable. She has completely abandoned the Orglamix fan page on facebook, leaving many fans with genuine concerns completely in the dark, and without products they paid for.
Carrie Porter August 09, 2011 at 02:27 PM
Jessica, thanks for following up on this. We are working on the story and appreciate your patience in the meantime.
Joe Friend November 01, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Update? Where is the story? They've got a groupon out today trying to scam more people.

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