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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.

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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