Monday, December 21, 2009

Jewelry Sale!

Did you wait until the last minute to find a gift?! Well, you're in luck. All of our jewelry will be 30% off on December 22nd. We have some great pieces by Satya, David Aubrey, Love Heals, and Pieces of a Girl. Shop early for the best selection!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Jennifer Kahn Trunk Show

We had a great time last week with our favorite local jewelry designer, Jennifer Kahn. She brought some new edgy pieces as well as all of our favorites. I got a great triple chain and leather necklace. Thanks Jenn!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Not the best news

This article was in the Free Press today:

The holiday season is also the shopping season, and retailers rely on December to hoist revenues that may languish in other parts of the year.

It’s clear they need the boost. Taxable retail sales sagged $380 million — 7.2 percent — statewide from 2008 to 2009. Double-digit percentage declines dogged five of the top 10 municipalities for retail revenue.

Essex, bolstered in February by the arrival of a new Lowe’s home improvement store, was the only municipality among the top 10 — and among the few statewide — to show a year-over-year increase.

Taxable retail sales are the most reliable set of sales data to examine, according to the state Tax Department . The sales figures do not include clothing or footwear purchases since those items are no longer taxed.

Municipality 2009 2008 Change
1. Williston $367,569,891 $416,754,252 -11.8%
2. South Burlington $323,522,125 $335,966,213 -3.7%
3. Colchester $230,556,087$262,420,480-12.1%
4. Rutland City $232,003,034 $242,309,832 -4.3%
5. Burlington $195,023,804 $233,129,104 -12.6%
6. Bennington $127,659,266 $136,726,184 -6.6%
7. Rutland Town $115,515,934 $134,389,543 -14.0%
8. Manchester $104,745,751 $125,648,454 -16.6%
9. Barre City $101,765,600 $105,624,318 -3.7%
10. Essex $100,571,277 $94,403,480 +6.5%
Vermont $4,919,076,690 $5,299,997,250 -7.2%

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Spirit of the Season

A message from our friends at Love Heals...

Each year bring new challenges and opportunities. This past year brought deep changes and yet, we have been able to continue to create and share beauty with the world. With your help and understanding we are now starting to support two new incredible non profit organizations - in addition to continuing the tree planting work that we do routinely with every piece of jewelry sold. We want you to know that we have thoroughly researched these organizations for low bureaucracy, integrity in following their vision and general accountability.

With your help, you have directly helped us free 50 children from slavery in Sudan, protect 5032 at-risk children from blindness and support planting over 35,837 trees in just 3 months. We look forward to another year of partnership with you in sharing beauty and doing good in the world.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The littlest fashionista

Naughty or Nice

If you've been nice, maybe you would like:

-leather tote bag by Monserat de Lucca
-angora and sequin sweater by Free People
-warm winter coat by Tulle
-a gold vermeil lotus necklace by Satya
-cozy wrap scarf from Paula Bianco
-warm sweater tights
-an alphabet fortune necklace from Pieces of a Girl
-a gift card from Sweet Lady Jane!