What a night! We are so grateful to every one that attended our Humane Society Fundraiser Trunk Show on August 9th. The evening was a resounding success and a whole lot of fun! We were joined by many longtime friends and customers and were so happy to make the acquaintance of so many new faces. Guests gathered in support of Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, a fabulous organization that works tirelessly to safeguard homeless and abused animals from around the Capital Region.
We did our best to make the evening as enjoyable as possible. Guests sipped cocktails and enjoyed great company, great conversation, deeelicious food, and, of course, an exceptional jewelry showcase made possible by designer and philanthropist, Patty Tobin.
For more than 20 years, Patty has worked upstate and downstate with countless charities and nonprofits to benefit any number of causes from Alzheimer’s to kidney disease, elderly care to enumerable children’s charities. Which is why we were both so excited to finally do an event that would benefit animals in our area. (We Tobins breed fierce animal lovers…)
To ensure we raise as much as possible for the cause, Patty devoted herself these last few months to designing a stunning new collection of pieces to showcase exclusively at the event. Included in these, was a number of Patty Tobin Couture pieces, mainly statement necklaces like the Sapphires shown above (left) and the Aquamarines also shown above (right and center). These, among others, feature a new series of commissioned artisan pendants that Patty has recently introduced to her line. While these styles rest on the high-end of her line, Patty showcased a beautiful assortment of timeless necklace, bracelet and earring styles that offered guests a wide range of price points.
The jewelry definitely gave the party a bit of swing, adding some fun and playfulness to the gathering as women took turns trying on different pieces and vying for a spot in front of the only mirror in the room to get a glimpse. For a little added excitement (and a little extra fundraising), Patty donated the stunning 23-carat Pink Topaz sterling silver Acanthus Cocktail Ring for a raffle prize (shown right). And our gracious host, Annmarie Ellis, donated a Patty Tobin Bali Sterling Silver necklace featuring a beautiful Lemon Topaz pendant as a second surprise raffle prize.
Thank you to everyone who worked with us to make this event possible and to every person who took time out of their busy schedule to attend. We’d like to send out a special thank you to Robin Anderson (Humane Society, Board of Directors) for her participation and effort organizing this event. We hope you will remember the name Mohawk Hudson Humane Society and go back and read our earlier blog that tells you a little bit more about who they are and the great work they do (click here to read that story).
Before we sign off, we have to give a very special Thank You to Annmarie Ellis for opening her home to us and really making this event possible. Not only did Annie graciously donate her home as our venue for the evening, but she worked tirelessly alongside Patty, donating her time, energy and capital to make sure the evening was a success. We are very grateful to you for everything, thank you.
And last, but certainly not least: The Rock.
Rocky Ellis, the night just wouldn’t have been the same without you, boy.
You are the best security guard, jewelry model, and co-host anyone could ever ask for!
Thank you for sharing your home and your humans with us for the evening.
Patty Tobin is happy to announce a special Trunk Show Fundraiser Event to benefit the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society on August 9th from 5:00-7:30pm. We would like to offer a special thank you to our generous co-hosts, Annmarie and Herb Ellis, and Robin and Andy Anderson. We are so grateful to be able to collaborate with these wonderful animal-loving individuals to put together this night to benefit a great organization that provides ongoing refuge and care to so many homeless and abused animals.
Patty Tobin has volunteered to do a special trunk show for the event and to donate a portion of all proceeds directly to Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. All jewelry will be for sale during the evening, so we heartily encourage our guests to come ready to shop for charity. The more jewelry we sell that night, the greater the benefit will be to this extraordinary organization.
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society works tirelessly to not only provide a safe-haven for countless abused and homeless animals, but to educate and advocate for the protection and prevention of animal cruelty and abuse. It is an organization you can be proud to support.
“To improve the lives of homeless and abused animals through sheltering, adoption, education and advocacy, as well as the prevention of animal cruelty.” - The Mission of M.H.H.S.
“We envision a community in which it is unacceptable to neglect, abuse or abandon animals; in which homeless animals will be given refuge in an appropriate facility; and that ensures every adoptable animal finds a home.” - The Vision of M.H.H.S.
Join us on August 9th and help us to support Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.
Patty Tobin has created some truly unique pieces this summer. These beautiful necklaces feature complex wire-wrap pendants in sterling silver. Patty has commissioned artisans from across the country, to create these precious one-of-a-kind works of wearable art.
The centerpiece of each piece consists of a central semi-precious gemstone woven (by hand) into an elaborate and intricate maze of winding sterling silver. By pairing each pendant with single or multiple strands of brightly colored semi-precious gemstones like the vibrant Apatite (left) and rich Prasiolite (center) shown above, Patty adds a burst of color that pulls you in until your focus falls on the remarkable central pendant designs.
More pieces are currently in the works and will be posted on our Facebook, Blog, and Instagram once available. To date five of the six first-edition designs have sold, including all three of the necklaces shown above (details provided at the end of this article). There is still one piece left and it’s this gorgeous Iolite gemstone necklace:
From left to right, here are the details for the necklaces shown at the beginning of this article:
Apatite briolette double-strand with Aquamarine wrapped in Sterling Silver, $1495.
Prasiolite briolette double-strand with raw green Emerald in Sterling Silver, $1495.
Sunstone briolette with Moonstone inside Sterling Silver wire-wrap, $1495.
Here’s a sneak peak at some of the new designs Patty will debut at Bloomingdale’s this week!
Maybe its because the Academy Awards just passed, but after going on eight years now as an independent jewelry boutique on W. 17th Street, having Barneys move in around the corner, feels a little like having Leonardo DiCaprio move in down the hall from us! To say the least, it’s super exciting and has every small business owner in the neighborhood filled with anticipation for what’s to come now that Barneys is officially here!
The block’s been buzzing for weeks with talk of Barneys return to Chelsea. Last month, the iconic Barneys New York opened its brand new Seventh Avenue doors in the same spot it originally occupied when it opened in 1923. It’s commanding exterior features a 170 foot stainless steel marquee running along the store’s black marble facade; floor to ceiling windows that provide a staging ground for the company’s world-renowned window displays, and multiple views into the store’s main level from the street.
The only oblique architectural reference to the original Barneys interior design is the central spiraling staircase at the store’s epicenter. The massive futuristic design adjoins all four floors allowing customers a special vantage point from which to experience the store’s calm, luxurious, and very modern esthetic. The central staircase itself seems to echo an important discerning quality unique to Barneys, which, as WWD‘s David Moin phrased it, is a “place to see and be seen.” The social aspect which is apparently a part of every Barneys location and experience, according to the company’s COO and SVP, Daniella Vitale, is perhaps even more pronounced as a desirable “meeting place for everyone” — or at least that’s the hope. (WWD)
“Our new store is designed and curated to be a real neighborhood store, but also it will have a tourist
component that didn’t exist 10 years ago.”
- Daniella Vitale, Barneys New York (WWD, 02.15.16)
Its an exciting moment for small businesses in the neighborhood like us. Patty Tobin opened her Fine Fashion Jewelry boutique at 108 W. 17th Street in Chelsea seven plus years ago right around the corner from the legendary retailer’s new digs.
Many independent retailers in the neighborhood, especially those within close proximity to the new Barneys like Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry, are hoping that the arrival of a retail force like Barneys, will not only boost foot traffic in the area, but will attract the elite clientele who shop with discerning taste and an eye for quality and exclusivity.
Patty Tobin jewelry is right around the corner!
Take a Right outta Barneys, a Right onto 17th St.
Walk down the block and we’ll be on your right!
With so many more cultural attractions now in Chelsea like the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Rubin Museum of Art, the High Line; the clusters of art galleries all along the west side; places like Chelsea Market and the Apple Store; not to mention the celebrity sprinkling that goes regularly amidst the high-end shopping and culinary draws right next door in the Meatpacking District or just below it in Soho, the neighborhood hardly resembles that which the original Barneys inhabited 20 years ago. Although Chelsea has not yet elevated to the standing of a “high fashion” area, it is certainly on the path to becoming just that. Barneys CEO Mark Lee was quoted in WWD saying that he believes that Barneys return to the neighborhood “will be a catalyst — no doubt.”
As Patty would say, “From your mouth to God’s ears, Lee!” Stay tuned for more exciting neighborhood news about Patty Tobin’s hot new neighbor as we keep you up to date on the latest news and goings-on with the new downtown Barneys flagship store in Chelsea!
We’re very happy to announce that as of this week Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry is back in action at 108 W. 17th Street! As of this Saturday, January 30th, our Manhattan flagship boutique will re-open its doors in Chelsea. Over the next two days we’ll be re-merchandising the shop with all new jewelry for Spring 2016. Our customers can look forward to sparkling cases brimming with tons of colorful new semiprecious gemstone and pearl jewelry.
More good news: We’ll soon be welcoming a wonderful new addition to the neighborhood as Barneys New York completes its final build-out in the old Loehmann’s building around the corner. Technically, we should say welcoming back since they were the original tenants before Loehmann’s took over the Seventh Avenue retail space. With that in mind, it’ll be like one big welcome home party for both the iconic Barneys department store and our little hidden gem around the corner at Patty Tobin.
Happy Holidays to all of our friends in the Capital Region!
With Hanukkah underway and Christmas right around the corner, Patty Claus is headed to town with a bag full of goodies to add some sparkle to your holidays! This season, in addition to our traditional Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry Collection, Patty is bringing a special selection of affordable jewelry gifts, including lovely necklaces, beautiful gemstone earrings and fun stackable bracelets for $100 and less!
You can find Patty Tobin jewelry in several places around Albany this year, including a special event coming up this Friday in Loudonville. Schuyler Meadows is hosting their annual Holiday Boutique Luncheon for members on December 11th from 11AM to 3PM. If you go to the Club, come by and see Patty Tobin and wrap up your holiday shopping for the ladies in your life! We’ll have everything from our classic pearls and sophisticated styles to our new delicate druzy necklaces, edgy gemstone station chains and earrings for a fun, youthful flare.
Schuyler Meadows Holiday Boutique Luncheon (Members Only Event)
17 Schuyler Meadows Club Road
Friday, December 11 I 11AM – 3PM
Now through Christmas, you can find Patty Tobin Jewelry Gifts at Lights In The Park in Albany’s Washington Square Park! Everyday we will be setup with beautiful jewelry gifts from 5PM to 9PM. We have great gifts starting as low as $15 for our sparkly crystal stackable bracelets, plus lots of $25-$35 gemstone and pearl earrings, necklaces for $50 and up, plus a new selection of men’s jewelry. Look for our table right as you walk into the Boathouse.
Holiday Lights In The Park
(Inside the boathouse)
Washington Square Park, Daily from 5PM to 9PM
And last, but certainly not least, don’t forget you can always find us at Circles in Stuyvesant Plaza! Circles carries our classic Patty Tobin Collection with elegant styles for sophisticated, fashionable women. Look for our full designer showcase in the store.
1475 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Psss…Private Sale is ON and our New Arrivals are IN!! Come see us at 59th Street during Bloomingdale’s Private Sale Event. We’ll be set-up in two locations on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (details below). On Sunday, we’ll only showing on the main floor in Fashion Jewelry.
1ST FLOOR DAYS
Thursday, December 3 – 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Friday, December 4 – 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday, December 5 – 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday, December 6 – 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Find us on the 1st Floor in Fashion Jewelry
near the Third Avenue entrance.
4TH FLOOR DAYS
Thursday, December 3 – 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Friday, December 4 – 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday, December 5 – 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Find us on the 4th Floor in the Personal Shoppers’ suite.
Look for “At Your Service” next to Chanel
directly across from the elevator bank.
Next Thursday we will be participating in a special fundraising event up in Albany that is particularly near and dear to our hearts. The Teresian House Foundation will hold its annual luncheon and fashion show to raise funds to benefit The Teresian House Center for the Elderly. All funds raised will go to improvements and upgrades to their current facilities — and, by extension, to benefit their many elderly residents.
Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry is collaborating with Circles (of Stuyvesant Plaza) for the fashion show itself, and donating their own portion of proceeds to the cause. We at Patty Tobin can personally vouch for the worthiness of this organization and its mission. Earlier this year, we experienced firsthand the turbulent and trying woe of trying to care for an aging relative.
When Patty’s mother — my Nana — became ill in late January, nothing could have prepared us for the rapid decline we would witness over the next few months. Nana’s physical and psychological wellness suddenly plummeted. She now required 24/7 care. You can imagine what our family went through over the next few months.
Patty had worked with the Teresian House over the years, but it was this first-hand experience that revealed the real significance and true value of the services offered by the Teresian House. It is the gold standard in terms of quality care, devotion, and respect for the many elderly individuals who reside there.
This sentiment is well captured in the organization’s mission statement, which reads:
Recognizing the value and the sanctity of life, the Mission of Teresian House is to provide the elderly, the highest quality continuum of services, which enhance their physical, spiritual, social, psychological and emotional well-being. This is implemented through a caring staff, volunteers, family and friends who dedicate themselves to care for the elderly.
Teresian House Mission Statement
Tickets for the luncheon are still available. We hope that our Albany friends will come out to join us for this important event. It is certainly a worthy cause. Here are the event details in full for next week:
For ticket information and reservations, contact Cathy Hans at 518-724-2723 or [email protected]
We’re making it easier than ever to Shop Online at PattyTobin.com!
Exciting news for all our Patty Tobin fans out there! We’re already hard at work on a number of brand new user-friendly enhancements to our online store! In addition to creating a specialized mobile site that will make online shopping for Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry a breeze, we’re improving the navigation and organization of our site to provide our customers with a much smoother, easy to browse on-the-go experience.
And the good news doesn’t stop there – drum roll please – we’re also changing our existing Return & Exchange Policy and introducing new complimentary and reduced Shipping & Handling Rates for all online orders! We’ve put together a quick overview to highlight some of the most exciting new developments coming soon to PattyTobin.com. Read on!
Here’s a snapshot of the new and improved online experience coming soon to PattyTobin.com
Shop on-the-go with your Mobile phone or Tablet
I am especially excited to announce that we are currently working on a redesigned Mobile experience for our website and online store. Soon customers will be able to smoothly and easily navigate their way around our site and shopping cart without having to constantly “double tap” and “pinch in”/”pinch out” on their screens in order to zoom in and out.
Our new Mobile layout will feature all the same content as our traditional desktop site, but with responsive views that automatically arrange text and image content to its optimal viewing potential; making it a breeze to easily move around the site. Users can expect not only to have a much easier time browsing our online store, but it will be easier than ever to check out our latest news and press stories, our upcoming special events like our own in-store boutique events and our Bloomingdale’s Trunk Shows.
In addition to larger product images with plenty of alternate product views, Patty Tobin shippers can look forward to quick and easy shortcuts to popular categories like Customer Favorites, As Seen At Bloomingdale’s, Mother of the Bride and Bridal jewelry, as well as Special Collections like our classic — and best selling — Shell Pearls, our colorful Fire Agates, and long time fall favorite, our Multicolored Tiger Eye Collection.
Our new Mobile site is just one of the many improvements that we are certain you’re going to LOVE! And they’ll be here just in time for the Holidays!!
More to shop: New styles to shop from online, including lots more Bracelets and Earrings
In addition to more frequent updates to our online merchandise selection, including new styles as well as some of our classic Patty Tobin designs, we are responding to the numerous requests we have received from existing customers for a greater selection of bracelets and earrings. Over the next month or so we will be getting as many new products up on our site as possible with a special emphasis on more earrings and more bracelets. We encourage all our customers to keep this in mind as we approach the Holiday Season!
We’re improving our Return Policy
As many of you know, our Return Policy has always been a strict Return for Store Credit only policy. We realize, however, that as we move ahead in enhancing our online shopping experience, it is crucial for customers to feel they have the option to order a piece of jewelry and to have the opportunity to try it on before deciding if they want to keep it.
Now customers will have the chance to do just that! We will now be offering a limited time-frame for customers to receive their order and return their purchase should they choose. As we are still a small business, we cannot allow that window to be indefinite, so for the time being customers will have a seven day window from the date of delivery to mail back any unwanted merchandise for a full refund.
Please Note: We want to remind our customers that, as always, should you receive a product from us that requires an adjustment, such as a length change, a clasp replacement, etc. we are always happy to accommodate you whenever we can.
Some situations may require an additional nominal fee, but that is entirely dependent upon each specific request, which is why we strongly encourage our customers to reach out to us to discuss your options before rushing to make a return.
Free Shipping on all orders of $295 or more
In plenty of time for the holidays, customers will be able to enjoy Free Priority Shipping on all purchases of $295* or more** at PattyTobin.com. All orders of $294.99 or less will still benefit from our new discounted Flat Rate* standard shipping fee of only $7.99.
*Free shipping minimum requires a pre-tax amount of $295.
**These rates apply only to destinations within the continental U.S. (Alaska and Hawaii are not included under this policy). International shipments do not qualify for free or flat rate shipping rates. Shipping rates for international orders vary by destination; we encourage customers interested in international shipping orders to contact us directly for more information.
We look forward to changing the way you shop at PattyTobin.com
Stay tuned for more news and updates!