Sunday, September 27, 2009

Trunk Shows! Yeah!

We had a great trunk show this weekend with Sofft shoes. It was a fabulous day - the sun was out and the rep, Cat, was highly entertaining. Since we just did a trunk show, I have had many people ask, "What exactly is a trunk show?". Trunk shows are just a way for a shop to showcase more items from a specific vendor than they can normally carry. It is a great way for shops like us, small boutiques, to be able to show customers more of what vendors offer. Since we are a small boutique, we just can't carry it all. So when you have a trunk show, the vendor comes and brings either samples or extra product that you don't normally have in the store so customers can touch and feel all the items that normally would just be seen in a catalog.

We have had trunk shows with accessory vendors, where they bring one of everything in the catalog and you can buy the items right then and there. With items that have to be sized, like shoes, it is harder to bring in all the sizes in all the colors, so the rep will bring in one size samples of verything they offer. We then fit you in the stock we have a special order the other styles for you. Also, one of the other great benefits of the trunk show, is that you have the rep right on hand to answer any and all questions that you may have about the brand. It is especially fun when you have a rep with lots of personality, like Cat from Sofft, it makes the day a lot of fun.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Chocolate, Bubbly & Shoes!

Fall Fashion Show 2009

We had a fantastic time last night at our Fashion Show! Thank you everyone who came! We tasted some amazing chocolates from Chocolate Necessity and the gals modeled fun fashions from Southside Trends. Sarah and Baby K have fun walking the catwalk!
Whitney always looks great! Here she is modeling the new Sofft patent pumps. Love the Chianti color!
Very yummy chocolate from Chocolate Necessities. Life doesn't get much better than chocolate and shoes!
The vintage looks are back again this Fall. Alyse looks fabulous in the little retro boot from Born.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sofft Trunk Show

Söfft Trunk Show
Saturday, Sept. 26th at
12th Street Shoes in Fairhaven

The Söfft representative will be at our Fairhaven store from 10am to 4pm with all of the shoes from Söfft’s Fall 2009 Collection.

Söfft shoes come in an extensive array of pumps, flats, and boots to complement any look. They are glamorous shoes, distinguished by impeccable features and enduring comfort.

No matter the occasion, there is something for every woman in the Söfft Collection.

Come in and see what Söfft has to offer for Fall. If we do not have the exact color or style in stock, we’ll happily order it for you. Free gift with every Söfft purchase.

Don’t miss this fabulous event!

Friday, September 18, 2009

BB Begonia Eco-Tote

I feel compelled to talk about my new little BB Begonia tote. I have purchased one of the "Save a Bag" totes from the local market, but I always either leave it at home or forget it in my car. So at one of the markets Krista & I saw these little bags. They come in a million colors and retail for around $10. We bought them on a whim. To be honest, we were attracted to all of the fun patterns. Now that we have them, I can't say enough good things. I love this bag!!! The best part about it, is that it rolls up and fits nicely in your purse. I now never forget it! Look at how cute it is rolled up!Today I was at the hardware store, and I got to use it because it was in my purse. It is so much fun! So I have been wondering, there are so many little "eco-totes" on the market now, has it made a difference in the number of plastic bags used at the grocery store? Which is worse for the environment to produce, the plastic bag or the eco-tote? Love to know the answers, maybe Google or Bing can help me out.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fairhaven District-Wide Sidewalk Sale This Saturday!

Come join the Fairhaven merchants on Saturday, Sept. 19th for a district-wide sidewalk sale. There will also be a Salmon BBQ on the Village Green. KAFE radio will be broadcasting live in front of the Fairhaven Toy Garden.

12th Street Shoes will have special $20 and $40 shoe tables out in front of the store. Extra discounts on select accessories too! Rain or shine the sale will go on! Just check under the white tents for special discounts. Hope to see you all there!

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

BBJ's Reader"s Choice Awards WInner

Thank you, thank you for voting us your favorite!!! I can't tell you how happy that makes us! Thank you again!!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Portland Shoe Show Wrap-up

Still feeling a little tired from the drive home yesterday but we had a great show! We picked up some new lines, Fidji, PG Lite, Gabor and Victoria handbags. We also are going to bring back Simple shoes which we haven't had in the store in awhile.

The pace of the Portland show was much different than Vegas. We got a lot done in a very short time and we weren't side-tracked by casinos and shows : ) We were able to revisit Spring orders and change them up. Can't wait to show you the new Indigo line-up.

I was pretty lucky at the show, I won the $50 raffle and Hush Puppies gave me a free pair of shoes. Lucky for me - I was Cinderella and fit into them so they came home with me.

We also added a couple of shoes to our Fall collection - check out this beauty from Hispanitas. WOW! She is just gorgeous!

We are also bringing in PG Lite Happy shoes. Their slogan is "This is what happy looks like" They are so much fun - tons of patterns and colors. Yeah! I have wanted this brand for awhile so I just can't wait to finally get them in the store.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Portland Shoe Show Day 1

Had a very fun day at the Portland Shoe Show today. We picked up a few new lines, Simple, Fidji, PG Lite and a new handbag line - Victoria. Victoria is 100% made in the USA. Beautiful leather. Can't wait to get them in the store. It is going to be fun to have the Simple shoes back in the store. It has been awhile since we have carried them. They are back to having their cute little tennis shoes. Yeah!

We also have added Fidji for Fall. We have had so many customer requests that we had to add them. Here is a sample of what is to come:The pictures never do the shoes justice. They are so beautiful! Each of us ordered pairs for ourselves from the in-stock sheets. We just couldn't help ourselves.

We had a wonderful dinner out tonight as well. Portland is a great city. The whole crew came. Good times, good times!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fall Shoe Trends

It is that time again - we have to put away our sandals and pull out our boots. So, are you wondering what will be in for Fall 2009??? You are going to love it! This season is all about being a girl! Lots of very feminine styles - gone are the unisex and manly looks. Vintage is still in - take a look at these Sofft & Born boots - very retro.

The colors this season are jewel tones - lots of eggplant, crimson, and emerald. Very rich! Grey is huge too! Suede is still hot! Lots of grommets - metal details. Patent leather is very big! The best part is that it isn't just black - chocolate brown patent - purple patent - oh so nice!

There were so many great shoes & boots to choose from this year. We had to be conservative with our buys because of the economy so if you don't see exactly what you are looking for - make sure you ask because more than likely we can special order it for you!