Hello Everyone! There's nothing like staying home on the weekend & having a good old clean-out of one's house or apartment! Feels good all round & often you just find the greatest stuff that you forgot you even had. Plenty of cleaning out happening around these parts right now, Wendy herself just made an epic move to a new apartment & unearthed some fabulous treasures that had been hidden away for years. This move inspired us here in the studio to have a bit of a spring clean & boy did we find some great stones, charms, beads....WOWSIE as Wendy would say!
We were further inspired to renovate our online jewelry groups, now you will find one wonderful group called 'shop collections' where you buy styles straight from Wendy's line, the second group is the very popular 'cheap chic', brand new styles up just last week & they are already flying out the door online (if that is indeed possible?) & from our boutique. Lastly we have the 'sample steals', this group has become a real winner with customers & we are going to keep it topped up with lovely one-off pieces that change every week or even more! In honor of this Spring clean we have some fabulous deals for you this week only found right here on the blog!
This spectacular piece below retailed for $620 in our store, the design was a special Holiday design for subscribers, we have this one sample remaining at the very special price of $399, it's a wonderful mix of aquamarine, garnet, amethyst, ruby & rhudilated quartz, such a stunner. To snatch this deal just email your details to: email@example.com & we will take care of it!
Our next blog deal is this perfectly summery pair of teardrops below, featuring 22k gold vermeil hammered teardrops with citrine & yellow chalcedony, these were recently online for $145 but they have since been removed so this one last pair can be yours for just $50, email us at the 'retail' address above to snatch this deal too (earrings measure 2" in length)!
Here's another great deal for blog followers, this agate bib below was shot in both Oprah & Modern Bride magazine, (click the magazines to view styles in our press pages), it's a modern twist on a traditional bib with natural agate slices & 22k gold vermeil, completely handmade this fab geode piece goes with anything! Email your details as above to receive this piece for just $75, usually over $200.
As part of the clean up we have some heads for sale (pictured below)! Do you struggle with tangled necklaces all over your dresser? We have a solution! below is a batch of white jewelry heads (3 sizes available) that have treated us very well at many a trade show, we recently upgraded to a lovely linen variety but are stuck with storage space for these still-in-nice-condition white ones. We would love someone in need to take any number off our hands, right now these are $5 each (we could ship to you for a little extra) or you could pick up straight from our Tribeca studio anytime during the working week. If you would like a whole bunch we are also more than happy to negotiate a bulk price, please email our Debs at: firstname.lastname@example.org for details or queries.
Well just a short post this week, very busy with our benefit evening tomorrow night (26th) for Waggy Tail, please come along if you are in the Lower East Side area, it'll be a doggy heaven & there's a great sale table groaning with deals & steals from store jewelry. Plus you would be benefiting a really great cause...no dog left behind! We hope you have a wonderful weekend & have some great July 4th plans coming up, be quick for those deals above!
Wendy Mink Jewelry Team.
June 17, 2009
Hello Everyone- Who is this little guy you ask? This is Teddy Hilton, he is a goldendoodle & is the new puppy of celebrity columnist Perez Hilton, we figured he was as good a representative as any for this week's details about our upcoming doggy event! As most of you know our boutique on the Lower East Side is part of a great neighborhood, many of our local customers visit the store with their dogs. One of our loyal ladies is Gillian, a member of a great organization called Waggy Tail. The fine people of this organization look after homeless dogs & try to find homes for them, if you are perhaps thinking of adopting (a dog) then do check out their website where you can view pics of needy dogs & find out a little information about each of them, warning- it's a little heartbreaking but what a great organization! On the 26th of June, (that's next Friday!), we will be holding a fundraising event for Waggy Tail. From 5-7.30 we will have sale tables, wine & many dogs with their owners for a fun evening of shopping, chatting & probably some barking....local celebrity Lisa Levy will be in house and at 7pm she will be auctioning off a few great pieces of Wendy Mink jewelry, all proceeds from the auction benefit Waggy tail & 10% of all sales that evening will also go straight to the organization. We hope you can make it if you are in NYC, if not bring your dog by our store on the 27th & 28th to receive the same 10% discount, if you don't own a dog, borrow one!
So here we have have some lovely beads, not a big deal you might think! but, these beads were given to Wendy by a very elderly sherpa in the mountains of Nepal over 24 years ago, all this time ago Wendy was working for the World Bank in Nepal and had trekked a whole day to a very remote village. Upon leaving she was given these beads by her barefoot sherpa, she has kept these ever since & treasures these interesting links to her jewelry past! it was in this area that Wendy developed her love of jewelry & her ties to the Tibetan community, still going very strong with our wonderful team of artisans here in NYC.
New Cheap Chic this week! Plenty of online changes coming over the next week, we have a brand new, very cute, Cheap Chic collection for you both online & in the boutique, we will be keeping some favorites but there will be around 10 new styles added this week to the collection, check back after Thursday the 18th to view & maybe purchase! These styles make perfect gifts as there are choices for under, or close to, $50 which sure is a good price-point in these troubled financial times. Our online groups will also be undertaking a slight makeover, some of the styles currently in 'A Little Special' and 'Simple & Easy' will be changing so if you have coveted any of these styles you might want to pick them up now. If you are concerned your favorite piece might be disappearing then feel free to email us at: retail@wendyminkjewelry and we can easily answer your queries regarding specific pieces. Our 'Sample Steals' section online has become a real boomer, our ladies are sure loving the bargains, we hope to expand the one-off/few-off styles in this group over the next few weeks so there will always be some great pieces you have never seen before & maybe you will be the only one to ever own! We can't thank our loyal shoppers enough for their custom both online & in our boutique, it's been a tough year for all but we hope that soon everyone will feel some recovery!
Well that's about it for this week, if you are a dog owner (or even if you just love them) we would be very happy to see you on the 26th for our Waggy tail fundraiser, we hope you enjoy the new styles being added this week! This image above is from the postcard for the Matta Sample Sale from the 23rd to 25th June (website unavailable but call for details!), this store is one of Wendy's all time favorites; beautiful clothing, bags, summer sandals, homewares.....check it out!
The Ladies of Wendy Mink Jewelry.
June 9, 2009
The month we wish would hurry up and usher in the heat of summer and banish the rain & wind...sadly that is not the case in NYC right now, if you have a garden it's great but if not, well it's a little too wet!
The focus around our studio right now is design, design & design! we have a FABULOUS new Cheap Chic line in the works which will be online towards the end of this month, the above images are a sneak peek at what materials will be on offer; cute new beaded hoop styles, cluster earrings, simple charm necklaces with semi-precious stones, beaded chunky necklaces, pearls and much more! If you are familiar with this range online you will also know that ALL retails for under $100 (plus some under $50) so it's pretty perfect for this economy that's for sure! The new range will also be in our retail store later this month (check back for exact dates) so any styles you see online can be viewed up close and personal if you prefer, though you may be tempted to pick up more than one bargain....
There seems to be a fair amount of brides-to-be around right now, we do a roaring trade in jewelry for wedding parties and are always open to designing custom pieces. Wendy herself is available for design appointments in our store (or remotely if you are outside NYC), to get started just email: email@example.com and we can set up a time to discuss your needs.....and if you are not a bride never fear we are happy to create custom pieces for you regardless if it's just one or 20!
Lastly for this week we would like to welcome our new neighbors on the Lower East Side!
Pilgrim is a very welcome addition to the block & fits right in with their eclectic bunch of goodies....there's a range of fabulous clothing in beautiful fabrics, superb vintage clothing and all sorts of other vintage goodies to keep you happily poking about, a stand out are the candles made especially for the Pilgrim men in Iowa, we hope our dear local customers drop by Pilgrim and enjoy their wares as much as we do, Orchard St just keeps getting better!
That's about it for this week, thank you to all our loyal ladies who are snapping up the sample Steals before we have had time to shoot more! Stay tuned on our site over the next week or 2 as we have an online sale coming up that you shouldn't miss.....plus the Waggy Tail event for you & your pooch, details in next week's blog!
Enjoy the rest of your week, the Wendy Mink Women.
June 3, 2009
Hello and welcome to June.... For New Yorkers it can't come as too much of a surprise to say how much Brooklyn has changed, amazing restaurants & stores are cropping up all over the borough and one of the best for shopping (and eating) must surely be Williamsburg. We are very fortunate to have a selection of pieces in the fabulous Bird on Grand St. This store is quite something, it spans a whole block, pop in on Grand St & pop out the back on N1st! The store is a real drawcard for customers looking for very beautifully made designer clothes, just looking around makes us drool a little; A.P.C, See by Chloe, Nicole Farhi, Virginia Johnson & yes Wendy Mink Jewelry, below is a selection of pieces currently in the store, a smattering of hammered gold & semi-precious baubles complementing the jewelers alongside very nicely! If you do drop by Bird when in the 'Burg make sure to have a wander down Grand towards the river perusing the many vintage furniture spots, then you could always have a fabulous brunch at Aurora (duck confit hash with poached eggs anyone?) and look across the water at Manhatten knowing Brooklyn just might be all it's cracked up to be...
Well the weekend just past was a busy one for Wendy, plenty of time was spent hanging a great new show in the Lower East Side store, below is a glimpse of Julie Shapiro's colorful work which seems to make the jewelry even more alluring and bright. Please do let us know if you are an artist or know one who you think may be suited to a show in our store, we love to celebrate a new hanging with a little wine and friends, especially when we can have the door open and a warm evening breeze floating in, stay in touch with us for event dates and don't hesitate to call Kelly or Brookes at the store regarding Julie's work or future shows.
When the hanging was complete Wendy was also rather busy filling the vintage cases which seem to be needing replenishing every few days, there are certainly some amazing pieces available, all one-off and ranging in era and price, a little something for everyone. Wendy's current favorite is a fabulous copper jewelry designer, make sure to pop in to the store to view some of the range Wendy collected, plus there's some very fun butterflies, bakelite fruit, flower pins, great pieces for Spring-Summer.
So we will leave you this week with a super great deal, these canvas bags below are more than half off now in the store, they are so great, large & light so even when full they don't feel it. Very tough canvas and a few different shapes and sizes available, these can even take a laundry load!
Visit the store to score one of the last of these great bags at a hugely discounted price, see you there!
Have a great weekend coming up and stay in touch for upcoming June sales and events.
The Wendy Mink team.