Sorry I keep writing about the Seconds Sale. It is just that the sale is so epic and material-rich. As you may know, we had a contest connected to our facebook launch. (Yes...facebook...please join us. It is fun. Home Depot is on facebook...we were compelled to join.) Three contest winners got to pre shop for seconds on the Sale day. Erin, one of the winners, dutifully arrived at 9:30 am, her early entrance winner time. My favorite visual from the sale is Erin marooned across the street, on her cell phone, calling us, asking if it was safe to transgress the line of anticipating shoppers? She was safely escorted in. She chose a bounty of gorgeous seconds. And sweetly she confessed that of all her purchases of glassybaby, she has never kept any for herself. She has built beautiful collections for both her mom and mother in law. However, now she has a lovely collection. Congratulations Erin.
I promise...last word on the Seconds Sale. A dear customer shopped with us this week. Her presence is artistic and ebullient. Her style fills the room. She wears colorful, architectural glasses. Her hair is sheik and she totes a marvelous designer handbag. She described arriving to our recent sale and viewing the staggeringly long line. She saw lawn chairs, magazines, lattes and even laptops. She fled from the scene. In our encounter, she said to me: "Life is too short." Then, mirthfully, she told me that she has agreed to accompany her friend to our next sale...with only one small condition...waiting in the January Sale line must involve cocktails. We winked and laughed together at the notion of adding real intoxication to sale intoxication...seminal.
It is official and imminent, glassybaby has landed in Bellevue. We will open in July (exact date TBD...I will keep you posted.) We are thrilled, and although it is tempting to leave the building that we will inhabit painted pink, we have opted for our signature, fresh, glassybaby white. The exact address is 10230 Main Street. If you google map this address...it will orient you to the geography. A particularly wonderful orientation to the geography?...we are neighbors with Belle Pastry. By all accounts this is a place where French pastry conquers perfection. Our Bellevue location has parking and the build out of the store is exceedingly beautiful. Shopping there will be a treat.
Happy 4th of July. May the fireworks in your life be glassybaby.
Until Next Time, Nicola