On March 14th Patty Tobin and I kicked off our first series of trunk shows at Bloomingdale’s! I’m gonna tell you all about it, but first I just want to say one thing to summarize how it went: WOHOOO!!! Patty and I couldn’t have been happier with our first two weeks of shows!
Simply put, the jewelry was a smash hit! The colors pulled people right in, and the prices – as usual for Patty Tobin – were so reasonable people couln’t believe it! It wasn’t just the customers responding to the jewelry either; everyone — from the sales associates on the selling floor to the personal shoppers upstairs to the various makeup artists running back and forth — was loving the collection!
In all honesty, we would have been more than happy with the opportunity to showcase our jewelry at any Bloomingdale’s store, but I have to say, there really was something very special about debuting at the 59th Street flagship store in Manhattan. It may just be my long-time love affair with that particular department store — or maybe it’s because it’s such an amazingly iconic place – but whatever the reason, I have to tell you: Each morning when the loud speakers around the store would sound off at 10AM sharp with a loud siren blast that let everyone know the doors were officially open for business, and Frank Sinatra’s voice came ringing out to “New York, New York,” I felt a truly thrilling sensation.
It wasn’t just the excitement, or the nerves for that matter, but an overwhelming sense of pride that bubbled up inside me, filling me with utter confidence. Pride for my amazing aunt, who has worked so hard to get this far. Pride in her amazing jewelry designs and all the wonderful people who have been such dedicated supporters of Patty Tobin; people who know and love the jewelry, appreciate its value, and who recognize Patty’s incredible talent. Pride that we are still one of the few jewelry companies that actually manufactures our products not just in the U.S., but right here in our home state of New York. And just an overall sense of satisfaction for how hard we’ve worked and how far we’ve come since openning our first Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry boutique in 2009.
With six days of shows at 59th Street and two in Short Hills, NJ, we got to meet so many wonderful people. Patty and I were both loving the opportunity to interact with so many new customers, fellow designers and entrepreneurs, as well as Bloomingdale’s amazing staff. The energy on the selling floor of such a large retailer as Bloomingdale’s is really quite invigorating. Despite being on our feet for 14 hours a day for the better part of those two weeks, as soon as we stepped on the floor, I could see we were both energized — “rearing and ready to go,” as they say!
Patty really outdid herself with the jewelry for these shows. The pieces she designed for Bloomingdale’s events included several of my all-time favorite Patty Tobin styles, plus a whole bunch of brand new pieces that were so new, in fact, even I didn’t get a chance to see them all until we were setting up on the first day!
The colors were just magnificent! Sparkling blues, rich purples and bright bursts of orange that were literally stopping people in their tracks. We had plenty of pearls, as always, but we had an especially fabulous collection of stunning “gemmy-gem gems,” as Patty would call them.
More exciting news and updates, plus plenty more photos from our first Trunk Shows in New York City and Short Hills are coming soon, so stay tuned for more at PattyTobin.com!
UPCOMING TRUNK SHOWS AT BLOOMINGDALE’S
Find us in Fashion Jewelry from 10:00AM – 6:00PM
The Shops at Riverside (Bergen County, Hackensack, NJ)
Weds, April 3rd
Thurs, April 4th
Fri, April 5th
White Plains, NY
Sat, April 6th
Visit our Events Page for complete details on all upcoming shows at pattytobin.com/events.
ENK Coterie is the year’s most exclusive global fashion trade show, filled with notable as well as burgeoning designers, and attended by the industry’s elite. Yurga will be showcasing her jewelry for the first time stateside at this year’s event on February 24, 25, 26 at the Javits Center.
Patty Tobin and Yurga Lago are continuing to build on their collaborative projects, which started back in 2011 when Yurga first hosted two trunk shows for Patty Tobin in two of Lithuania’s most incredible cities: Vilnius and Klaipeda. We can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store for these two wonderful ladies!
Patty will be assisting Yurga and her associates at the show. She invites you to stop in and be personally introduced to Yurga.
ENK International – Show times:
Sunday, Feb. 24, 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Monday, Feb. 25, 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 9:00AM to 5:00PM
3 East 54th Street
New York, NY 10022
Visit ENK International’s official website.
“Retro Hollywood Glam” is the theme of the premier issue of Platinum Style Magazine, a new New-York-centric publication that focuses on the fashion and lifestyle of the chic New York urbanite. We were so excited to get a chance to work with the new online and print publication that launched in June; not only because we had an opportunity to participate in their first ever issue, but because they featured an interview with our favorite local actress-slash-restaurant-entrepreneur, Adriana Moretti.
Adriana is just an all-around fabulous woman — beautiful inside and out. If you have ever been to her and her hubbies’ new restaurant, Incognito, in Chelsea, you’ve no doubt witnessed her wonderfully bubbly presence and wild sense of humor that we at Patty Tobin love so much. We had so much fun draping her for this shoot and hope that both she and Incognito continue to get the recognition they so deserve.
In addition to profiling several fabulous New York women, the magazine is full of special features on New York’s art and culture scene, night life happenings, trendy fashion boutiques (like ours — wink, wink), beauty products and just the “overall fashionable style of the City.” To catch up on the latest issue and see all the fabulous photos from Adriana’s shoot, click here.
For all our Upper East Side ladies who never get a chance to make it downtown, we’re coming to your hood this week! We will be having a special trunk show at ITEM Boutique on Thursday, April 19th from 5:00-9:00PM. Models will be strutting their stuff in Patty Tobin jewels and Serendipity will be providing wine, so stop by after work and check out Patty’s new collection of colorful gemstone chains ($295-$395), plus lots of new earrings and some of our bigger signature-style statement pieces. ITEM is located at 1597 Second Avenue on the corner of East 83rd Street.
Jewelry designer, Yurga Lago, recently hosted New York jewelry designer, Patty Tobin, at her boutique in Klaipeda, reports a local magazine there. Guests of the evening previewed Patty Tobin for Yurga – a new collection of luxury necklaces, bracelets and earrings, all made from semiprecious gemstones and precious metals. Everyone in attendance agreed the only difficult part of the evening was choosing which one of the designer’s stunning pieces was their favorite – a very positive overall reflection of the night, we think.
This event and a second trunk show in Vilnius held the same week marked the first of many joint ventures between the two designers. With help from Tobin, Yurga’s jewelry made its debut on the CBS Early Show when Dr. Jennifer Hartstein sported one her new pins on a segment back in November.
Yurga and Tobin are also gearing up for the opening of a joint showroom in New York City around April 2012 with a debut party for Yurga hosted by Tobin at her Chelsea boutique later that fall. The two believe their collaboration is just the ticket for expanding each designer’s global audience, their clientele base as well as their brand recognition on an international level.
It is all very exciting and we can’t wait to build more on the success of December’s shows in Lithuania, so stay tuned for more over the coming year!
It was another great party at the Patty Tobin boutique in Chelsea last week. Fashion’s Night Out 2011 marked our two-year anniversary and we couldn’t have been happier to welcome our friends and supporters to celebrate with us. The party was a hit and everyone was oohing and ahhing over the debut of our new Patty Tobin SKIN collection, which goes on sale today on our online store. Guests sipped champagne, donned the new jewels and danced in the streets to our fabulous karaoke favorites. Catherine Russell even picked up the mic to grace us with her amazing vocals during the party.
We had some exciting celebrity guests stop by, including Karina Mitchell, who just finished a fabulous CBS News segment on Patty and her exciting new reptilian jewelry collection, and even Prince Malik, our favorite hip-hop recording artist and friend. We have some great pictures from the party on our Facebook page, so be sure to check them out! Thank you to everyone who stopped by to show their support and for those of you who couldn’t make it, be sure to check out the new collection online at PattyTobin.com!
Announcing our 3rd annual Fashion’s Night Out extravaganza at Patty Tobin! We invite you to rock out with us on September 8th as we celebrate our two-year anniversary at our NYC boutique! As always, the evening is sure to be filled with fun, friends and fabulous on-the-street entertainment. Champagne will be flowing and guests will have a chance to get a sneak peak at our new Miami Collection! Stay tuned for more event details!
We’re so happy to announce a new partnership here at Patty Tobin. Starting this week, we will be carrying a select group of pieces from renowned Lithuanian jewelry designer, Yurga Lago, here in our Chelsea boutique. Yurga and Patty are joining forces from across the globe to bring Yurga Lago to New York City and Patty Tobin to Vilnius! Beyond carrying each other’s designs in their respective jewelry boutiques, a further collaboration is in the works for Fall 2011. It is sure to be an exciting venture – so be sure and stay tuned!
While in last week, Jeannine Morris, prominent beauty blogger noted the innovative concept of Patty Tobin’s nesting necklaces with magnetic clasp. The versatility of this design allows the wearer multiple styling options. The classic look is wearing the pair together. Other options include wearing each piece separately and; using the elegant magnetic clasp to rope the two pieces together for a long, chic look.
The longer turquoise measures at 19″, while the shorter rests at 17″. Whichever way you decide to wear it, this versatile pair certainly ensures you get the most “glam” for your “green”!
This piece is also available in a multitude of colored gemstones or pearls.
Available at NYC boutique in Chelsea, PattyTobin or call 877.772.8891
We were so happy to meet Jeannine Morris last week. Not only is Jeannine a total doll, but she’s also recently been named one of the top beauty and style bloggers in the world by Glamour magazine. Jeannine’s blog, BeautySweetSpot.com, is a fabulous online dish site where she keeps her readers up to speed on the latest coveted celebrity secrets, while providing informative beauty, style, health and fitness tips. You can find Jeannine’s articles elsewhere though on sites like iVillage.com, Glamour.com, and DailyGlow.com. She’s also part of Glamour’s Young & Posh blogger network and contributes to Glamour.com regularly. If you aren’t familiar with her stuff, you should definitely check her out!
Because of her authoritative voice in beauty, lifestyle and style, we were so thrilled when she chose to write about us last week! In her post, VIP Pass to the Industry: Patty Tobin, Jeannine writes that her meeting with Patty was “love at first sight! Not just with her pieces, but with [the designer's] magnetic personality and energetic ‘I can do anything’ attitude.” Jeannine instantly recognized the value we offer at Patty Tobin by keeping “price points affordable” across the board for the high-quality jewelry Patty produces. We simply can’t wait to drape Jeannine on the red carpet! You can read her write-up on Patty and the store here.