Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hispanitas Sample Sale

All this week we have the most amazing samples from Hispanitas for sale! They are all size 37, which is roughly a 6-1/2 to 7-1/2. They are samples so the sizing does vary. There is one size 9 in the mix - why? we have no idea! They are all $70 a pair. Most would retail for over $200. Some are patterns that were never produced. So you would be the only one to have that style. How cool is that? Come check them out - get in early because there is only one of each style.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Mardi Gras Fashion Soiree

Good times last time at the fashion show! Saw quite a few new faces and loved seeing our favorites too! Big Fat Fish Co. came to the rescue when our first restaurant backed up last minute. The Fat Fish made an amazing spread of food! The polenta was awesome so were the Mahi skewers. Jody made King's Cake. This was her very first time making bread - did not realize that it was an all day affair! Knead this, rise, punch it, rise, twist,! Jody wouldn't have survived on the homested way back when!

Great shoes were on display - the models always look fabulous! My favorites of the night were the Hispanitas and Sofft. The gals all donned mardi gras masks and feather boas. At the end of the night,fun surprise...the pink on the mask Sarah was wearing ended up all over her face! Luckily with a baby wipe and some elbow grease, it came off.
Jody, the MC, tried her best to dress in Mardi Gras fashion. She had to take off the purple and green crwon, it was a bit much!

We love putting on these shows and can't wait to plan the one for Fall.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Shoe Show Day 2!

Had so much fun today! Our day started with a serenade by our Hush Puppies rep. He had a whole repertoire of shoe related songs, "Return to Vendor" and "Shoe Travelers Blues". Hadn't laughed that hard in awhile. Saw some great shoes too! Love these little slippers from Haflinger. They were made just for me : )We saw some great shoes from Simple and this made me so excited, Naot is making socks! Yeah! You don't know how hard it is to find good socks. These are going to be awesome. They feel great - bamboo and soft, soft cotton. They match the shoes too!

The Born styles were amazing, especially the Crown collection. WOW! Can't wait for those to come to the store. We finished off the day with some very good times playing games with the reps. Lots of laughs! Today is a short day but we get to see one of my favorite brands, Fidji! Yah-hoo!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Shoe Show 2010 - Day 1!

Oh my favorite time of the year...Shoe Show Time! The smell of leather, the freshness, the sneak preview of what is to come for the next season and getting paid to buy shoes. It is a tough life but someone has to do it : )

Big trends for Fall...slouchy boots, studs, grey and patent leather. Lots of cherry colors and purple, which is great if you are a Husky! Even Earth boots have put out a slouchy boot - they are moving up in the world.

The Hispanitas were amazing - as usual. It is always so hard to decide which shoes to bring into the store because they are all so amazing.

Fun part of the day was when the fire alarm went off. No one even moved - good thing it was just a drill. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Love at FIrst Sight!

I am in love! This shoe is just amazing. It is a saucy little number from Sofft. The berry patent is so hot! It does have a little platform so it isn't As high as you may think. It also comes in black and cream patent. The berry is the best color. Oh yeah, this will be in my closet - wait not in my closet, on my feet and parading about town!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Dansko Merchandising Award!

Ya-hoo! We just found out that we won the Dansko Merchandising Display Contest! We won for our "Travel in Style" windows that featured a pink Air Dansko plane. We love Wow! Windows who did that display for us. Tim Chandonnet took amazing photos. The picture here, I took. His was much better!

Dansko sent us a very nice plaque and a rather large pinata in the shape of a clog filled with candy & gift cards. Pretty interesting little prize. We love it just the same! We were also feaured in their quarterly newsletter. Love it!!!