News & Events

Something To “Wrap” About

June 10, 2016  |  New Arrivals, News & Events

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.

Patty Tobin Sterling Silver Spiral Pendant Necklaces

First-Edition Patty Tobin designs for Summer 2016. Read on for details about the styles shown above.

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:

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The last of Patty Tobin’s newest collection, this first edition gemstone wire-wrap necklace features multiple strands of faceted Iolite briolettes and a central pendant made up of Opal and Lapis wrapped in Sterling Silver, $1,495.

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.

Mother’s Day Trunk Show At Bloomingdale’s May 5, 6, 7

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Here’s a sneak peak at some of the new designs Patty will debut at Bloomingdale’s this week!

 

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Our “Hot” New Neighbor

March 22, 2016  |  News & Events

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!

Barneys striking black marble facade facing out onto Seventh Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets in Chelsea.

Barneys striking black marble facade facing out onto Seventh Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets in Chelsea.

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 striking spiral staircase in the center of the store creates an atmosphere of exceptional luxury and modernity. (Photo by Scott Frances)

The striking spiral staircase in the center of the store creates an atmosphere of exceptional luxury and modernity and is an ode to the original spiral staircase in the old Barneys from back in the day. (Photo by Scott Frances)

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)

Inside the new modern downtown Barneys. This is what high-end specialty luxury retail looks like. (Photo by Scott Frances)

Inside the new spacious modern downtown Barneys. This is what high-end specialty luxury retail looks like folks.          (Photo by Scott Frances)

“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.

Our little jewelry box of a boutique is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the new downtown Barneys, which spans the majority of the Seventh Avenue block from W. 16th to W. 17th Street.

Our little jewelry box of a boutique is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the new downtown Barneys, which spans the majority of the Seventh Avenue block from W. 16th to W. 17th Street.

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!

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Since 16th Street has little besides residential apartment buildings to offer, we’re hopeful that Barneys customers will spill over onto 17th Street as it is packed with many more delightful retailers like Patty Tobin Jewelry, Pippin Vintage, The Rubin Museum Gift Shop, Housing Works, West Elm and From The Source among others.

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!

Back In Action on 17th Street

January 28, 2016  |  News & Events

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.

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We’ve spent the last few weeks renovating, repairing and scrubbing our shop top to bottom to make sure every square inch shines for our much-anticipated return.

Barneys under construction but getting close to opening on 7th Ave.

Barneys under construction but getting close to opening on 7th Ave.

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.

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Ho, Ho, Ho, It’s Off To Albany She Goes!

December 9, 2015  |  Gift Ideas, News & Events, Special Events

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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!

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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

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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

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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. shopping holidays illustration375v2

Circles
Stuyvesant Plaza
1475 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

Store Hours
Mon-Fri: 10am-9pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: Noon-5pm

FASHION & PHILANTHROPY

Teresian House Fashion Show Fundraiser with Patty Tobin

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 will be showcased at the Luncheon and available for purchase with portioned proceeds going to benefit Teresian House.

Patty Tobin will be at the event showcasing her jewelry, which will be available to purchase.

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 Tobin will donate a portion of the proceeds from  sales to the Teresian House.

Patty will donate a portion of proceeds to the cause.

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:

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For ticket information and reservations, contact Cathy Hans at 518-724-2723 or [email protected]

Coming Soon…Improving Your Online Shopping Experience at PattyTobin.com

October 10, 2015  |  News & Events
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

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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!! 

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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.

return policyPlease 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!

 

Patty Tobin is back at 59th St. for FRIENDS & FAMILY 20% OFF Sale Event at Bloomingdale’s

September 29, 2015  |  News & Events

We’re back on the floor of Bloomingdale’s

59th Street this week!

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We’ll be in-store kicking off our first major Sale Event of the season with some brand new looks from Patty Tobin! Plus! We’ll be back with many of our customer favorites like our faceted “Big Bead” gemstone necklaces and our colorful Fire Agate necklaces, stackable stretch bracelets, and earrings. We’ll also have a new selection of our affordable (travel-friendly) Shell Pearl Collection with new adjustable lariat necklaces, long layering ropes, and, of course, our classic 16MM mother of pearl necklace in a variety of colors.

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Trunk Show Event Starts Tuesday, September 29

and continues through Friday, October 2

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The best news for all you Patty Tobin fans is this week’s highly anticipated semi-annual Sale Event! Lucky for you, Patty Tobin jewelry will be featured on the selling floor of Fashion Jewelry (near the Third Ave entrance) all week during Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale Event!! Shoppers get to enjoy major savings with 20% OFF all jewelry purchases! This week only, so hurry in to see what’s new!!

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Everyday from 10:00AM – 6:00PM

on the 1st Floor in FASHION Jewelry

FALL FASHION 2015 Preview at Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry

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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…

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ALL NEW Honey Tiger Eye: Cabochon Nesting Sets in 14MM with 18K Vermeil details and crystal-set 18K Vermeil ball twist clasp ($395 & $495).

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.)

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Patty Tobin Multicolor Tiger Eye: Faceted 18MM Round Gemstone with 18K Vermeil detail and crystal-set 18K Vermeil ball twist clasp ($695).

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):

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND for FALL 2015: Patty Tobin recreates her stunning Multicolor Tiger Eye Collection (see descriptions above photo).

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).

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View this item online at pattytobin.com or visit our Contact Us page for our email and/or phone number to inquire about  placing a special order for this piece today!

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.

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ONLY AT PATTY TOBIN: One of most well-known and versatile designs, this three-strand Freshwater Pearl and Semiprecious Gemstone Lariat ($595) can be worn half a dozen ways and is a steal for the price! Also available in a number of other pearl hues and gemstone combinations. Shop this piece online at pattytobin.com or visit our Contact Us page to inquire about other color palettes available in this design.

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).

Fashion Report (Part 1): Peach Packs A Punch In Summer 2015!

June 24, 2015  |  News & Events

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Accessorize with the “It” color this summer: PEACH. Patty Tobin is right on trend again this season with her colorful handmade collection of semiprecious gemstone and pearl jewelry like this magnificent Cherry Quartz Torsade featured below. This limited edition piece is all you need to turn a simple, so-so outfit, into an ooh-la-la statement maker. Available through Special Order via phone order.

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Peachy-pinks are everywhere you look this summer! Here’s a few pieces we’d love to see styled with our Patty Tobin Cherry Quartz Necklace:

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The three items shown above are all available on Bloomingdales.com.

Stay tuned for more photos of Patty Tobin latest jewelry creations!