June 30, 2010

Sneak Peek at the Sample Sale!

We are very excited about the long weekend....hope you have great plans! Today is wonderful here in NYC and we have our fingers crossed the humidity stays out and the breeze stays in....
here's sneak peek at the samples being loaded online for the holiday weekend! Make sure you check out the sale and maybe snatch a goodie or two....Amy above (looking a little nutty and wearing some rather fabulous knitwear in our boutique and coming for winter!) will include something a little special something in your order if it's over $200, keep reading to find out what....

Above we have the lovely Angie! Angie recently won the Rose Quartz Necklace in the blog giveaway and she kindly sent this great picture of her in the piece, thanks Angie for being a great customer and we look forward to many more giveaways where you can all have a chance to win!

Above we have these wonderful handmade crocheted booties from Peru, these are such pretty colors and fit most sized feet, to further celebrate July 4th this weekend we will include a pair of these wonderful socks in each web order over $200! If your order is over $200 just put your color choice in the Checkout notes (maybe first and second just in case we run out of one) and we will include a pair!


That's right we are giving away these cuties to a children's charity of YOUR choice! Handmade by IGE Design and selling for close to $100 these just so sweet. Please comment below with a charity (preferably children's) that you love to support, we'd love these to go to an organization that our customers support. That's about it for this week, we hope this weekend is great and don't forget to comment below, stay in touch!


June 24, 2010

Terrific Topaz....

First of all congratulations to Nicole who will receive a pair of the Czech Clusters from last week's blog, we SO appreciated all of your comments and will continue to bring you the best of the best online and in our boutique! Stay posted for another giveaway early July....

This week we wanted to highlight these beautiful topaz drops currently residing in our bridal section online, they are sparkly, delicate and bright, just what the jewelry doctor ordered for day-wear and a little bit evening too. They also come on a simple gold-filled chain so they make wonderful gifts and even better bridal party jewelry! From the top we have Lavender Topaz, Electric Blue Topaz and Green Amethyst Topaz. Just gorgeous.

We would like to offer a sneaky little deal to blog readers, enter 'topazblog' at Checkout to receive 15% off these pretty drops and chains, click
here to view details! valid through July 1st.

Look it's Kate! As we were heading to our store the other day we came across Kate of Kaight (kate of Kaight, yes that's right!) looking downright fabulous on her bike. have you checked out her store yet? it's right opposite us on Orchard and is filled to the brim with lovely eco-friendly clothing and accessories, you can also shop her website here. Brands include Coclico, Vivienne Westwood and more....

Next week we will bring you some boutique news as we inch closer to offering you boutique styles online, very exciting! Plus we have some wonderful news regarding vintage, pics and info to come next week. Below is a pic of our vintage mennequin in the store window, she's holding an amazing bouquet of vintage pins made by our very own Cerena, idea sourced from the the wedding blog Ruffled which we can't quite get enough of, do check it out if you have not, it's certainly not just for brides that's for sure!

We hope you stay in touch this week, many great new styles online and some sample sale dates are in the works, details to come in next couple of weeks! Enjoy your coming weekend.


June 14, 2010

When you think of us....


We'd love your feedback and you might just receive a pair of these fabulous very Wendy Mink chandeliers!

Recently we've been passing around an idea in the studio. What is essentially 'Wendy Mink' about a Wendy Mink style? sounds a bit odd but it's an essential question we try and answer every now and then as we make plans for future collections, boutique additions, web changes etc....when we discussed it here in the studio in the past week we came up with all sorts of ideas about what we all thought constituted classic Wendy Mink-ness; color-matching, hand-crafted quality, unique stones, classic bead knotting, blending old and new?....the list goes on. The question caused a debate of sorts as we tried to really hone in on what it is Wendy does 'best'.

When we merchandise new styles online and in the store it's always interesting to see what gets snapped up first, we have an extensive mailing list which seems to cover every possible style of ladies, so popular pieces are cast over quite a broad spectrum. We can sell a 'drop on a chain' (often causing Wendy to wilt a little) over and over, but then we can also sell a very adventurous chunky necklace almost as many times over.
Finding what YOU love to see (and buy of course!) in collections is part of the enormous retail puzzle, we would love to know right here on this blog what keeps you coming back. What's 'essential' to you about Wendy Mink?

We value your comments and because a little love goes a long way we will choose a lucky lady from comments below to receive a pair of the beautiful clusters above.
We very much look forward to hearing what is essential WMJ to YOU.


June 11, 2010

Congratulations Angie, winner of last week's blog giveaway!

Thanks again everyone for all your posts for our latest giveaway (rose quartz long necklace). Angie, we hope you enjoy this beautiful versatile piece.

This week's blog is dedicated to all the upcoming events in the Wendy Mink LES boutique. Let's start off with a summer staple:


I myself have never been a hoop earring person, until I tried on a pair of these babies! I was initially weary about the size but soon found they go with practically everything. Now that I am one of the many converted, I urge everyone to come down to the store or go to our web store and peruse our hoop collection.

Not only is Summer the time for hoops but it's also the time for deals and fun events. Come in our boutique for 10% Tuesdays, that's right- 10% off in the store every Tuesday!

Everyone mark your calendars next weekend, June 19th & 20th, for fun times with WMJ. Saturday, June 19th, will mark our first Designer Day. We'll be holding a Designer Day once a month where all you WMJ fans can meet and have a design consultation with Ms. Mink herself! Wendy will be in the store from 3-5pm.

If you can't make it into the store that Saturday you should definitely try to make it on Sunday the 20th. From 1pm-4pm the LES BID will be hosting their "Ladies Brunch Shopping Crawl" in the WMJ store and neighboring stores. Stop by and enjoy snacks from Russ and Daughters and wine from YB Wines. An inside source told me you may spot these ladies during the brunch crawl:

...well not these exact ladies, but their impersonators. (Rue, Bea & Estelle we miss you!)

Stay tuned for news about upcoming sales and our special store vintage section, here's a little sneak preview:

Have a lovely June and don't forget to wear your hoops!

WMJ Store Manager

June 4, 2010

Giveaway Post (and more)!

Happy Friday and coming weekend!

Sometimes simple is best isn't it? Especially when we have those days where we just can't decide what to wear. That's why today we are offering a classic and very pretty giveaway! This necklace above is organic shaped rose quartz in a beautiful marbled hue, it reaches 31" in length and can be doubled. Layer it with other beads or just a simple single strand....to win this necklace please leave us a comment below with what your 'go to' piece of jewelry is for those days of indecision! We will notify the winner next week....good luck!

We have a rather exciting project launching very soon and we would love your help! Do you have a bunch of jewelry-loving girlfriends? need some extra cash? We are looking for jewelry party hostesses, all you need is a group of ladies and a venue, your living room or backyard is just fine with us! We will send you a gorgeous 'pick box' of jewels tailored to your guests tastes and budget, as the hostess you will receive a jewelry gift and 10% share of party profits. Not too shabby! Any get together is fine; bridal or baby shower, cocktails, brunch, corporate function, or just a casual girlfriend catch-up. If you think this might be a good fit for you and would like to give it a try please email us on: retail@wendyminkjewelry.com. We hope to have this project up and running very soon as a permanent feature on the site, in the meantime we hope to hear from you.....

As most of you know we have a fabulous boutique on the Lower East Side, right now we are in the process of making it easier for our online ladies to view what we have in the store, there are many pieces not on our website so we figure it'd be pretty wonderful for you to see them! Until we place a 'shop boutique' section online (watch this space!) a great way to stay in touch is with our store Facebook fan page.
Cerena posts gorgeous pieces on the page each day and it's super easy to email her and have anything shipped straight out, so check the page out, become a fan and get to see even more great jewels!

Enjoy this (hot and stormy we hear) weekend....