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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
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!
We’re back on the floor of Bloomingdale’s
59th Street this week!
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.
Trunk Show Event Starts Tuesday, September 29
and continues through Friday, October 2
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!!
Everyday from 10:00AM – 6:00PM
on the 1st Floor in FASHION Jewelry
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).
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.
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:
Stay tuned for more photos of Patty Tobin latest jewelry creations!
Article credits: By Sophisticated Weddings
Do: Coordinate with the wedding style and color scheme… Don’t: Match the bridesmaids.
Your mother holds a unique place in your heart and your wedding. Don’t make the mistake of grouping her into the look you’ve delegated for your bridesmaids. Instead, consider letting Mom look and feel distinguished in a role that is all her own. A great way for her to achieve a radiant look that also complements the tone of the wedding is to reflect the color scheme with a gemstone in Mom’s jewelry.
The Monique Lhuillier Fine Jewelry collection features blue sapphires, mirroring a navy color scheme exquisitely. The only thing that could make this more perfect is if the bride walks down the aisle in a Monique Lhuillier gown, really tying the elements of design together.
Do: Incorporate a special memory into Mom’s jewelry… Don’t: Overlook that the little things matter too.
A small but significant detail can say a thousand words. Sharing a lifetime of memories and experiences, there has never been a more perfect time to pay homage to the journey that led you here.
Maps by A.Jaffe make for an incredibly thoughtful gift that is sure to ignite special memories. Honor the place you and Mom hold dear with a modern heirloom that tells the story of a beloved place in the world, and in your hearts. Each custom-made piece is engraved with the special location of your choice, pinpointed by a diamond to mark the spot.
Do: Go Classic, but modern… Don’t: Wear a bulky necklace that was on-trend circa 1987.
Mom needs something new to commemorate this occasion. After all, she will cherish this day for years to come, and neither of you should look back on family portraits with regret. It is amazing what confidence a new piece of jewelry can inspire. Encourage Mom to update her look while staying true to her classic roots in this gorgeous pearl necklace by Patty Tobin.
Do: Honor the important women in your life that have shaped the person you are today by inviting them to participate in the selection experience… Don’t: Forget to share a special bonding experience just with Mom.
Moms, aunts, sisters- two things are certain: they’ve been there for you through it all, and they love a touch of frosting. By inviting them along- whether your stepmom or mother-in-law to be- this is a great way to honor the relationship, and show that person how much they mean to you. London Jewelers offers an endless variety to suit every taste and occasion, and is the perfect destination to bring your loved ones. Just make sure that you get some one-on-one time with Mom too. You’re about to marry the man of your dreams, but you’ll always be her little girl.
Do: Take this opportunity to go custom… Don’t: Just assume Mom has something lying around.
Reserve the something old and borrowed for your bridal look- not theirs! Your mother is like a snowflake- there’s simply nothing and no one on the planet like her. It might seem like no matter how much of a selection there is, no one piece truly captures her magic. Creating a custom piece of jewelry is a wonderful way to give Mom something that no one else can have.
Whether you work your artistic side to create a piece by your own invention, or collaborate with a jewelry designer, you can be sure that Mom wears something that was literally made for her. Jewelry designers at Greenwich Jewelers work hand-in-hand with clients to make one-of-a-kind creations. Beginning with pencil and paper to sketch ideas, and working closely together as the vision comes to life, there is nothing that isn’t possible to properly capture Mom’s beauty.
Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 10th.
Don’t forget that Patty Tobin is hosting Charleston jewelry designer, Deirdre Zahl, this Saturday, April 18th from 1-6PM at her flagship jewelry boutique in Chelsea. Deirdre will be bringing a selection of her one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, her own designs, and her fabulous Charleston Rice Beads. This will be the first time the designer has offered them in New York City, so don’t miss out!
Plus, as an added treat for guests, Deirdre has flown in some of her favorite Southern delicacies for guests to sample at the event while they sip champagne and enjoy the full experience of Deirdre’s marvelous vintage and vintage-inspired collection. Only at Patty Tobin, 108 West 17th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues, New York, NY 10011. Phone: 212.414.0174.