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Hi. I’m Anne Benson, the creator of re:deux. The truth is...I’m a shopaholic. There...I said it. I love to shop. Specifically, I love to shop for clothes. It makes me happy. Wait. That’s an understatement. It makes me REALLY HAPPY!

There’s no greater joy than finding a treasure...especially if it’s a great deal! I don’t care if my find comes from a thrift store or Rodeo Drive, when I take my gem to the register...I get a rush of excitement. I feel empowered. Invigorated. Proud? Damn right. It was me up against a vast universe of “ordinary”...and I won.

You know what else makes me happy? My friends and my husband Steve Benson. I love this man so much that I married him three times...seriously. Wait, there’s a point to this story...oh, yeah...re:deux.

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  • Born on November 11
  • Joined November 7, 2011

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Hi. I’m Anne Benson, the creator of re:deux. The truth is...I’m a shopaholic. There...I said it. I love to shop. Specifically, I love to shop for clothes. It makes me happy. Wait. That’s an understatement. It makes me REALLY HAPPY!

There’s no greater joy than finding a treasure...especially if it’s a great deal! I don’t care if my find comes from a thrift store or Rodeo Drive, when I take my gem to the register...I get a rush of excitement. I feel empowered. Invigorated. Proud? Damn right. It was me up against a vast universe of “ordinary”...and I won.

You know what else makes me happy? My friends and my husband Steve Benson. I love this man so much that I married him three times...seriously. Wait, there’s a point to this story...oh, yeah...re:deux.

My friends and husband have stood by rather quietly over the years as I shopped. I say rather because occasionally one would say “What are you going to do with that Anne?” or “Do you really need that Anne?” or “How much longer Anne?” or “Well, maybe we wouldn’t have been late, Anne, if you didn’t spend the entire day shopping when you already have hundreds of outfits, that you’ve never worn, in your closet!” then there’s the look my best friend Bird gives me when I know she’s finally had enough...oh and the time when my friend Jen-Jen laid in the middle of Neiman Marcus crying and begging “pleeaaaasssseeee can we get out of this maaaaallllllll???”....you know, the usual impatience expected when someone fails to recognize your genius.

Did I mention I’m an artist? Yep. In addition to shopping, I’m also passionate about creating one-of-a-kind expressions of art. I suspect it comes from my Mother who is one of the most talented people I know. She spent her entire adult life married to my Dad (a successful Dentist so in a very clinical way, he was an artist too!) and I remember watching her as a little girl and being in complete, utter awe of her creations. Whether it was an oil painting or a piece of furniture that she crafted from wood then finished herself, each piece was flawless. Wow. I admire her.

Anyway, I was lucky to be born with creative aptitude. I’ve expressed it in a variety of ways over the years but it wasn’t until recently that I started seriously focussing my energy on doing what I love for a living. And Voilà! ... re:deux was born! That’s right, I’ve turned my shopping problem into a thriving business!

re:deux allows me to constantly feed my creativity AND support my shopping addiction. My art is sculpture. My medium is fabric. Some people call it “wearable art”. Some refer to me as a mad scientist whose crazy experimental clothing splicing turns heads around the globe. My friends call it “the pursuit of ROI” and I call it the most fun and rewarding thing I’ve ever done in my life...besides being a Mom, Wife, Daughter, Friend and new Grandma of course!

I hope you love re:deux as much as I do!
Anne

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