May 13, 2010

A Flea, Raffia and Vintage Expansion

If you read the blog a couple of weeks ago you'll remember us mentioning a new Flea Market on the Lower East Side, last weekend 3 brave Wendy Mink-ers (including Ms Mink herself) braved the unusually freezing weather to see what was going on there! Above are some snaps of the vendors we came across, all rugged up in scarves like it was the middle of winter, hello summer yes we are ready anytime now....anyway the Flea is GREAT, a bunch of fabulous vintage clothing, homeware vendors, handmade jewelry and accessories and a whole ton of amazing food....because we were trying to warm up (no other reason of course) we had to try the crab rolls which were super delicious and can also be found in the East Village at Luke's, highly recommend this treat while you are browsing the booths. Of course the best thing about this Flea is the proximity to Wendy Mink Jewelry! Duck down Hester St, shoot up Ludlow, hang a left on Grand, quick right on Orchard and there you are....right now we are offering folks who come over from the Flea a 10% discount, so mention you were just there to receive (except 22K).

What is this cabinet and blank wall you ask? This is the the beginning of a wonderful transformation currently underway in our boutique, as we type the rear section of our store is becoming a gorgeous vintage jewelry space! Due to a growing demand for our vintage jewels we have undertaken this extension and we couldn't be happier with how it is coming along, we will feature a great range of styles from Victorian through to the 1970's, our new store manager Ms Cerena Dumpit will also be blogging direct from the store next week and she will be posting some pics of the changes with a whole bunch of store news too, soon our web customers will have more virtual access to our physical store and we think it will be a welcome addition to our
online customer service!

This weekend online (till 17th) we will have a special Raffia Earring section, we should have this all ready to go by midday Friday the 14th so definitely check back in if you are a raffia fan and would like to snatch few styles for summer. In many cases we can customize a pair also so if you have a color way you love let us know and we can take it from there, for custom queries email Cerena on: Raffia is great because it's light, possibly bright and never seems to be out of style! We hear crochet and raffia are just the ticket for Fall '10 too, we know because editors are asking us...and you can always trust an editor to be in the know!

We hope you had a great week and are looking forward to a relaxing weekend, don't forget to check out our Raffia Earrings online in the Current Collection section! For web queries email Amy on



  1. Since they're not online anymore, can I ask how much for custom earrings??? Thanks!

    valhoff3 at yahoo dot com

  2. That looks like a lot of fun! Was the raffia homemade/dyed? Were there booths? I'm just interested in the raffia aspect of it 'cuz I've always had to order my raffia from a catalog.