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Goodwill Opens High-End Boutique in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS -- A high-end boutique opened it's doors to hundreds of anxious shoppers looking to score brands name brands like Ann Taylor, Prada and Michael Kors for a fraction of the price.

The company behind Deja Blue Boutique is the non-profit agency Goodwill of Southern Nevada.

SLIDESHOW: High-End Fashion from Goodwill

When the doors opened Friday morning, there were hundreds of people waiting in line in hopes of getting a good deal on high-end items. The money made from every purchase goes to either create jobs or help people find jobs.

One shopper couldn't get over a Barney's of New York blouse with the original price tag of $425. It was selling for $30.

"I go to thrift stores all the time and this one is just amazing. Beautiful products, great staff," said shopper Felicia Houk.

The boutique, which is located on Charleston Boulevard near Town Center Drive, is an extension of Goodwill and the first of it's kind in the valley.

"Las Vegas is a shopping experience. We have so many brand name, high-end stores here and so people have fantastic wardrobes. They wear those items a couple times and then they donate them to Goodwill," said Kathy Topp with Goodwill.

Those gently used brand names end up at Deja Blue Boutique. Shoppers can walk away with brands like Gucci, Juicy Couture and Coach. The profits go to help people find jobs at various companies. This year, Goodwill helped place 1,300 people in positions throughout the valley. The new store created eight positions and will pull in additional revenue for the non-profit.

"It's very simple, the more goods that we sell, the more jobs we create, the more people we can help, so that's why we want this store to be a fabulous success so that we can help our community," Steve Chartrand, Goodwill president and CEO.

Goodwill drew inspiration for the Deja Blue store from locations in Denver and Orange County and added a little Las Vegas flare.

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