As Valentine’s Day approaches, Patty Tobin is putting her heart into a very special private Trunk Show.
Hosted by Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (CDPHP).
The event will benefit two inspiring Capital Region non-profits: Family Promise of the Capital Region & The Bus Stop Club.
This Thursday, February 9th, Patty Tobin will showcase her beautiful handcrafted semi-precious gemstone and pearl jewelry collection from 11:30AM – 1:30PM for a private trunk show event at CDPHP‘s main office in Albany (visit our events page). For those unfamiliar with CDPHP, it is an award-winning, not-for-profit, physician-founded and doctor-directed health plan provider based up in Albany (where we’re from). The philanthropic arm of the company, CDPHP The Foundation, has earned a reputation for being an excellent and very active benefactor in the communities in which it operates.
Our work with CDPHP has highlighted one aspect of the company’s mission, which I think is particularly distinguishing and progressive. The Foundation goes above and beyond the bounds of what’s “normally” provided by your health care company by actually stepping out and investing real time and real money IN your community.
Their efforts “to support civic and cultural activities in CDPHP communities,” are genuinely felt in the communities they serve. This Thursday, for instance will bring together many different philanthropic persons and organizations to work collectively to raise monies for two unique organizations:
Family Promise of the Capital Region (recently named the Charity of Choice for 2017 by CDPHP) helps homeless families stay together and assists them with everything from food and shelter to helping them get back on their feet, find a job, and secure a home for their family in a way that is sustainable.
The Bus Stop Club, is the second, and it devotes extra time, attention, support — and oftentimes just “fun” — in safe, supervised environments for the siblings of children diagnosed with chronic illness or developmental, physical, or intellectual disabilities; situations which often leave those kids inadvertently neglected or overlooked by parents and family members trying to cope/manage their other child’s all-consuming illness; leaving this child vulnerable to early onset depression.
These Rose Amethyst stones offer a rare shade of lavender…they are translucent, and yet, they still hold varying degrees of rich to pale purple with warm glimmers of honied yellow
that appear and disappear with
the light as you move.
Patty has worked with, participated in, donated to more charitable organizations than any individual or business I’ve ever worked for — and I worked in fundraising for years. Like many Americans, she is a small business owner, bootstrapping her way through these challenging and uncertain times, and as such, I can attest to the fact that donating not only one’s product, but one’s time and energy as well, is no small thing. But, regardless, I have never seen Patty turn her back to any person or group in need of help. Indeed, for being such a tiny person, the woman really does have the biggest heart of anyone I’ve ever met.
Here’s a sneak peak at some of the new designs Patty will debut at Bloomingdale’s this week!
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
The long-awaited, much-anticipated, return of Patty Tobin’s Multicolor Tiger Eye creations have arrived!! Get ready for the Fall 2015 season, featuring gorgeous hues of golden–honey coppers and bronzes, burgundy reds, and midnight navy blues in a variety of styles! Here is a special “sneak peak” at Patty Tobin’s latest fashion must-have pieces…
Customers interested in this delectable Honey Tiger Eye gemstone nesting necklace, should call now to put in your order because we can’t keep them in stock!! All of our best customers have already scooped up the ones we brought in to photograph, so call or email us soon to reserve yours! (Visit our Contact Us page for phone and email details.)
The “big beads” — as we call them — are always the best sellers, but there’s plenty more designs incorporating these same gemstones in different sizes and styles like our 60″ ropes ($795), our six-strand cuff bracelet ($595), our dangling pendant ($595) and matching earrings ($225):
Fall at Patty Tobin wouldn’t be complete with our warm, caramel colored copper pearl pieces like this stunning double strand Keshi Pearl Torsade featuring a sterling silver set faceted Smoky Topaz clasp ($695).
A personal favorite, and one of our most well-known designs, the Fall Collection wouldn’t be complete without our stunning Freshwater Pearl and Semiprecious Gemstone Lariat (shown below). Featured for Fall 2015 is Patty Tobin’s beautiful palette of caramel and copper hue pearls combined with Citrine and Clear Quartz gemstones with touches of golden Swarovski Crystals that add just a hint of “bling” to this outstanding piece.
If you’re loving this lariat design, remember to check back with us next week for a special feature story on this particular stand-out style!! Only at Patty Tobin!All Patty Tobin Fine fashion Jewelry is manufactured in New York State (Made in NY / Made in USA).
OK, guys, it’s already Thursday and Valentine’s Day is the day after tomorrow, so you better get a move on if you’re gonna surprise your woman with a special gift. To help take the pressure off, here are some last minute gift ideas that are sure to take her breath away…
Whether you buy one separately or buy the complete nesting set, this red hot jewelry is the best way to say I Love You to your special valentine. Available now in our NYC boutique located at 108 W. 17th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Chelsea. Call or come in!
A timeless selection for any woman. These perfectly round creamy white lustre south sea pearls have the beauty and the quality of necklace and earring sets that go for three and four time their price at Patty Tobin. Only one of each available, so act fast before they’re gone. Available at our Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry boutique located at 108 W. 17th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Chelsea. Call or come in today!
Wait…let’s take another look at that last one…
(…keeping in mind a picture hardly does a piece like this justice.)
And, finally — we had to do another RED for V-Day (!) — our 8mm Faceted Red Fire Agate Gemstone 60″ Ropes ($450). Our fire agate ropes always sell out whether we’re doing a private trunk show or an event at Bloomingdale’s. These new RED ropes are here now, but they could be gone by tomorrow. Two of these necklaces are available at our Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry boutique located at 108 W. 17th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Chelsea. Call or come in before they’re gone!
Happy customers like Ro (pictured below) and her husband Bob are what make our Holiday Season so delightful at Patty Tobin. We met this lovely couple during one of our Bloomingdale’s Trunk Shows in Huntington, Long Island this past December. Ro instantly fell in love with our Abalone Torsade and her husband Bob was right behind her to say, “Let’s get it for you!”
As with many of our customers, Ro needed the length of the necklace customized, which we were happy to do. Being able to make slight adjustments like lengthening and shortening necklaces or replacing a clasp to suit a customer’s taste, often translates into some of our most rewarding customer service experiences. I think this is because it often gives us the opportunity to follow-up with our customers one-on-one outside of trunk shows or other busy events, which always seems to add a real personal element to the process.
In this case, Patty and Ro’s husband Bob were in touch via email throughout the customizing process from the time they left our Huntington show to the time they received Ro’s finished necklace. Not only were we able to adjust Ro’s necklace in time for the holidays, but Patty, of course, took the liberty of beautifully packaging and gift wrapping it, so it was already wrapped, bowed and ready to go for Bob to give to his lovely wife for the holiday.
Our relationships with our customers rarely end at the point of sale. Maybe it’s because we’re a family company, maybe it’s just because Patty and I are both friendly extroverted types, but whatever the reason, we do seem to make friends with our customers quite often. It’s like a little extended Tobin family. And I love that about us. We may just be in the business of selling jewelry, but I must say with the utmost sincerity that meeting people like Ro and Bob, and getting to see first hand how just a little bit more work on our part can go such a long way to making them super happy in the end…it truly is the most gratifying part of our job.
Patty Tobin is bringing the heat to Circles this Saturday for a special one-day only Holiday Shopping event.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
12:00PM – 5:00PM
Circles in Stuyvesant Plaza
Albany, New York
Here’s a news flash worth getting up in arms over: Patty Tobin is now carrying a fabulous new collection of “gemmy” evening bags! The designer has brought together an impressive assortment of embellished clutches that are now available in New York at the Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry Boutique, 108 W. 17th Street, and in Albany at Circles in Stuyvesant Plaza.
“They’re the perfect compliment to our jewelry,” says the designer of the new bejeweled clutches. A longtime handbag aficionado, Patty Tobin can tell you first hand how “essential” a good handbag is to your wardrobe. “It’s like a piece of jewelry,” says Tobin. “Only you carry it instead.”
Wonderfully colorful and beautifully crafted, these gemmy little bags feature various animal embellishments from peacocks and cheetahs to tigers and turtles. “They’re just awesome,” says Jayne Drost, Director of the Elizabeth Dee Gallery in Chelsea. “I want to wear this at every art event I go to.”
All of the handbags come with an optional chain attachment that can be easily hooked on to use as a purse strap, or left off if you want to carry it as a clutch. “It’s great to have both options,” says Drost. “I really just want to hold it, but if I need to free up my hands, it’s super easy to just hook the strap on real quick and throw it over your shoulder. It’s still looks great.”
The new evening bags start at $145 for the satin clutches and $395 for the full crystal encrusted clutches. Call 212.414.0174 for more details on our current selection.
It’s hard to believe that it’s already July, and that we’ve officially wrapped up our first full series of Patty Tobin Trunk Show events at Bloomingdale’s! But here we are with 27 exciting days of showcase events under our belt (with more to come this Fall!) After 12 weeks of shows at four different Bloomingdale’s locations including New York City, White Plains, and Hackensack and Short Hills, New Jersey, Patty Tobin and I sat down to take stock of our biggest “show-stoppers” and customer favorites, and to put together our first TOP 10 BESTSELLERS LIST!
For those of you who are familiar with our “Fine Fashion” jewelry line, you already know that Patty creates a lot of “one-a-kind” and “few-of-a-kind” pieces in addition to her classic Patty Tobin signature styles, or our “standard bearers,” as she would call them. (For those of you who are checking us out for the first time, many of Patty’s designs are just that: “One-of” or “few-of” a kind pieces (a.k.a. limited edition items) and when they go, they’re gone; some will be replicated, but very seldom duplicated.)
The collection we brought with us to these shows, which kicked off back in March in New York City at Bloomingdale’s highly anticipated and widely promoted “HOT” event, represented a “Perfectly Patty” combination of said “One-ofs” and the designer’s “signature styles”. So, when we sat down to put together our TOP 10 list, we were faced with a bit of a challenge. We wanted to include not only the pieces that had sold the most in number, and were therefore obvious customer favorites, but also the real “show-stoppers” that may only have sold once due to the fact that they were, in fact, “one-of-a-kind” pieces. In the end, this is what we resolved to feature as our TOP 10 “RAVES & FAVES” AT BLOOMINGDALE’S:
TOP 10 BESTSELLERS
#1) NEW Shell Pearl Lariats
#2) 16MM Shell Pearls
#3) Ladies loved the LAB!
#4) Bali gets ’em every time
#5) + #6) + #7) Crazy for QUARTZ!!
#9) Fire Agate Ropes fly right out!
#10) Freshwater Pearl & Gemstone Lariats
Many of these styles will soon be available for sale on our website. In the meantime, please direct inquiries and purchase orders to us by phone at 212.414.0174 (or toll-free at 877.772.8891).