Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sweet customers

I left for the NY Gift Show on Tuesday and while I was away, I got the sweetest email from a customer. I would like to share it with you. Oh by the way the picture is of downtown Burlington and Lake Champlain.

Hi Sweet Lady Jane,

I just wanted to let you know that I recently bought a handbag from you, a black shoulder bag by Industry, and I am so happy! After searching high and low and literally every store in Boston you ladies had exactly what I was looking for. Plus, when I bought the bag, the woman who helped me was so nice. I think you have found the perfect "touch" of helping the customer-- a little breathing room, but being present and helpful at the same time.

So, thanks again! Keep up the great work.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Missing in action

Where did this month go? We've been busy sprucing up the store and receiving spring merchandise. Pictured to the left is a small sampling. The watercolor tee shirt is by Free People and made in the U.S.! The sweaters are from French Connection. We love the heart sweater with a high waist pencil skirt. A lot of the pieces we have in right now will transition nicely into the warmer months. It has to get warmer, right?!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Day three...

Okay- I'm feeling it today- my feet hurt, none of my shoes seem to fit, my bag seems to weigh a hundred pounds, and I tried to get some extra sleep today but that didn't work out. Am I whining?

I wrapped up most of my work today. Now comes the scary process of adding up the orders. I spent how much...?????? Oh- here is a birds eye view of the Intermezzo trade show.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Mint Julep

After a long day at the shows, Stephanie, Brooke, Tom and I all went to visit Mint Julep. This is the latest edition to the Mint Julep stores, the other two are located in Boston. It's a great boutique- chock full of a great finds and if you're in NYC, you have to check it out. I was in there for 10 minutes and found two "must have" dresses!

Afterward, we went to the Stanton Social for dinner.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

What the show really looked like...

After taking a 6am flight, this is what I felt like... Note to self, don't do that again!

"The economy..."

It's spring/summer shopping time again and the talk of the show was "the economy...". Things were looking rosy and the shows were bustling. Although, I did notice that people were rude and pushy today. I even saw a fight!

I focused on accessories and found a lot of interesting belts, simple, inexpensive jewelry and bought some watches again.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Fresh Start

Happy New Year! Like most retailers, I am excited to see what the new year will bring. 2008 was filled with a lot of great events and great people. Here are some of the highlights:
- One Fashion show to benefit the Boys & Girls club
- The Clothes Exchange
- Fifth anniversary of Sweet Lady Jane
- Third anniversary of tribeca
- Our sixth Seven Dayies award for best Women's Casual Clothing Store
- our mention in the Sunday NY Times

I would like to thank my wonderful staff and customers for a great year. We wouldn't be here without you all!