The ReLux Vintage brand represents new and inspired ways to make vintage furnishings and decor a part of every home. We love the history and beautiful craftsmanship found in things that have been around for some time. We celebrate reclaimed and repurposed pieces by local artisans as well as inventive upcycling. Our staff is full of creativity when it comes to design and our flagship store in Naperville, Restyle, is the reason we are able showcase some of the best ideas in design – from painted furniture to 100 yr old barnwood tables and benches, to iconic art and artifacts. We have firsthand experience with an older generation bringing items for us to sell that “their kids just don’t want” and a youthful generation looking for something different than the traditional surroundings they had growing up. An eclectic, lived-in look with items that are comfortable and casual has become important.
Helen Bardi – Director of Chaos & Customer Service
She has numerous talents and has excelled in customer service for over 30 years. She worked at Dunn & Bradstreet in the Controllers Dept. Helen has also worked for Ensign Corporation where she handled imports and customs as well as negotiated contracts. She worked with young children at Wesley United Methodist Church as a teacher and she set up the childcare program for Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. She is a certified cosmetologist and has many clients who continue to adore her. Helen comes by repurpose and resale rightly as she had space at the Consignment Warehouse in Naperville.
Lisa Simari – Director of Creativity & Clarity
Lisa has a Certificate of Interior Design and she studied Interior Design at the Harrington Institute of Chicago. She works with numerous clients as a space organizer (office and closet decluttering!) without spending loads of money. She is the youngest of 7 kids and mother of four – lived in Naperville for 20 years and married to her high school sweetheart. Lisa is also an excellent furniture painter and mover…
Suzanne Lindsley – Director of the Colorado Contingent
She specializes in residential design and space planning. Suzanne has a design degree from the University of Minnesota. She specializes in lighting, space planning, and architectural layout. Suzanne has worked in residential and commercial applications with Synergy Consultants in New York City, Maggie Flowers Interior Designs in Duluth, Minnesota and Interior Systems Inc (ISI) in Fond du Lac, WI. Suzanne consults for ReLux Vintage when she is in town.
John Moosemiller – Cool & Collected
He is a great addition to our family at ReLux Vintage. He is tall, smart, and a great swimmer. He is particularly gifted in math and chemistry and received a 34 on his ACTs. After his senior year at NNHS, he will be going to the University of Houston to take advantage of his talents. Meanwhile, we will be using him to fix furniture, hang pictures, greet customers, and work on the computer. John continues to surprise us with all that he can do.
Ruth Thorne and Elyse Bowman – Customer Care and Consultation
These girls are the hardworking backbone of our store. They do all the things that we need to give our customers great service. They paint, they clean, they run the computer, they pick the music(!), they help move furniture, they organize, and they execute marketing campaigns. If we have a broken chair to fix or a cabinet to put together, they can do it. The best part is that they do it all with a big smile.
Andrea Lindsley – Consignment & Collection
She has a background in telecom and worked for high tech companies in Minneapolis, Seattle, and Denver. She designed computer networks and managed teams of sales people, design engineers and customer service for large clients throughout the United States. Andrea also brokered partnerships in business development and international marketing for software companies. She started a few entrepreneurial ventures in retail sales, real estate, and stock trading. She has lived in many different types of houses in numerous states all the while developing her skills in and feeding her passion for resale and consignment. Andrea loves furniture architecture and design.
Veronica Porter – Ambassador & Alliance Builder
She is the marketing guru for ReLux Vintage. Veronica has other clients but we love to have her spend as much time as possible working with us because she is smart and fun – just like us!