Friday, December 08, 2006

Lucky Shopping

Welcome new visitors from Lucky Magazine! I hear we are in the Shopping Report (haven't even seen the issue yet) which is fantastic. FYI, we are in the middle of the last-minute push for holiday gifts. We are running out of items but there are plenty of fun gifts left on the site. (Also if you are not in a hurry, things become much better :)

More updates as soon as my fingers thaw out, it is a COLD one in NYC today...

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Property Of

At a tradeshow this summer, I met the nice fellas from The Property Of..., a bag and small leather goods company in Singapore. I knew this would be a great men's/unisex line for the shop. The quality is excellent and the details (I love details) are fabulous. We have picked up 3 bag styles to start - a microfiber tote, a herringbone day bag/computer bag, and a crackled leather mini-duffel that has the infamous extra shoulder strap we love so well in the Slope - plus some card holders and wallets. The great thing about these bags is that, while lined and kitted out with pockets, they are light as a feather! If you read the Times article on massages and physical therapy for people who lug around heavy bags, these are the counterpoint. Pics below.

Holiday webshop alert: don't forget, December 10 is the last day for holiday shipping. We are fairly inundated here. A gentle hint that for fastest results, order items that don't have "these are arriving any day now" availability warnings :) it makes everyone's lives easier!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Take a Moment

It's 12:18am and I have just started to read the news for the day. I have been packing boxes for 3 hours and I'm tired and whiny and suddenly it doesn't really matter because the Kim family has lost a husband, a father, a son. Please send your love and support to Kati and family. I have been told often I need to meet her (I have been in Doe once and my shop is a bit like hers) and now I feel awkward and strange, but all of my thoughts are with the family. It's hard for me to focus right now. Regular updates tomorrow...

Monday, December 04, 2006

Chilly Weather Gear

In a stroke of fortuitous timing, a new local knitwear designer send me an email just about the time I was hunting for someone with a knitting machine to remake my shabby, but useful acrylic circular scarf in a nicer yarn. A few weeks later and voila! Happiness, and on the first really chilly day of fall.

I don't have a picture yet but may I tantalize you with some of the more complex and interesting work Gail of N.I.T. does (versus a big ol' donut, which is what I requested of her):

Do you love it? I am pondering bringing some of those armwarmers in the store. They are so elegant, and made of a great super merino.

By the way - this week expect those awesome, guy-friendly bags and wallets I've been talking about to hit the store, plus a lot of restocked items...

Sunday, December 03, 2006


Don't forget to check this one out next weekend if you are in Manhattan, lots of our designers will be in it! Looks like a really good one.