Fashion’s Night Out Party at Patty Tobin

FNO party pics at Patty Tobin

Clockwise from top left: Karina Mitchell, Patty Tobin, Sharina Mitchell; guests of Patty Tobin; Prince Malik, Patty Tobin, Nina Fuentes; Patty Tobin and Warren Donner; Catherine Russell and Jerry Griffin.

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.

Our favorite CBS Early Show contributor, Dr. Jennifer Hartstein

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!

CBS Celebrity Circuit Reporter Karina Mitchell Says “Skin Is In”

New Fire Agate Ropes by Patty Tobin are the gem of her new SKIN collection for fall.

CBS Celebrity Circuit reporter, Karina Mitchell, lists the 10 most popular trends for fall in her latest article, What to buy on Fashion’s Night Out?

“Skin is in,” reports Mitchell, highlighting Patty Tobin’s trendsetting reptilian jewelry collection for fall. “The innovative fashion queen has launched an exquisite line of beautifully crafted fired agate and crystal necklaces that can be draped in a variety of ways for an all out killer look,” she says. “Her pieces constitute wearable pieces of art that will work for this season and beyond.”

We are so excited to have CBS cover our new SKIN collection, which is set to debut at our second anniversary party on Fashion’s Night Out this Thursday. Immediately following our New York launch, Patty is headed for Miami to unveil the collection at The Chill Concept at Hardcore on September 10th.

Patty Tobin's reptilian jewelry collection set to take Fashion Week by storm - Watch CBS News Video

CBS Gets Exclusive Sneak Peak at New SKIN Collection

CBS News fashion correspondent, Karina Mitchell, got an exclusive sneak peak of Patty’s new fall 2011 SKIN collection yesterday. “Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend clearly never saw Patty’s baubles,” said Mitchell after perusing the new line one week prior to Fashion’s Night Out. Her segment will go live to CBS Interactive and print editions early next week, so be sure to stay tuned!

Patty Tobin with Karina Mitchell (CBS)

Patty Tobin Debut in Miami

August 30, 2011  |  News & Events
Evite for the chill concept gallery opening in miami, featuring Patty Tobin

Evites went out this week for the grand opening of The Chill Concept in Miami, featuring a special announcement on Patty Tobin's new "Skin" collection which will debut that night!

We are absolutely thrilled to join the ever-growing, progressive Miami art scene with the debut of a very special new collection by Patty Tobin at the re-invented Hardcore Art Contemporary Space. We are so excited to have been invited by Venezuelan artist and museologist Andreína Fuentes, also known by her pseudo name, Nina Dotti, to showcase a new collection designed especially for her newly transformed gallery, The Chill Concept. The first announcement has gone out for the opening and we’re all gearing up for what is sure to be a sensational night in Miami! Event details for September 10th are below, but be sure to stay tuned for more Miami updates in the coming months!

Date: September 10, 2011

Time: 5:00PM – 11:00PM

Location: The Chill Concept at Hardcore, 70 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33127

Fashion’s Night Out Frenzy Begins Today!

August 15, 2011  |  News & Events

Let the fashion frenzy begin! Twitter has been ablaze all day with the official launch of Fashion’s Night Out 2011’s website. Everyone in New York is counting down the days to third annual FNO! Here’s a quick look at what we have planned for September 8th at Patty Tobin, 108 W. 17th Street, New York, NY 10011. Be sure to add us to your “My Night Out” itinerary on FNO.com!

“We’re Still Standing” Anniversary Celebration

Everyone said we were crazy to start a new business in the middle of a recession, but here we are two years later still standing strong! As the only NYC business to open on FNO in 2009, we’re proud to announce our two-year anniversary celebration!

We invite you to join us for a night of fun, friends and fashion as we sip champagne, model our newest jewels and dance the night away to live music performances by our favorite national karaoke finalists.

“Takin’ It To The Streets” Music Performances

Last year’s karaoke competition was such a hit we couldn’t resist doing it bigger and better this year. That’s why we’ve lined up even more local karaoke superstars from the NYC area to participate – and, don’t worry ladies, back again to MC this year is two-time national karaoke finalist and everyone’s favorite, Jerry Griffin. We were pulling people in off the street last year for a quick song or two – and we can’t wait to see what will happen this year! (If we’re lucky, Patty will take the mic Gaga-style again this year! Trust me, you don’t want to miss this.)

Meet the Designer

Fashion is never out of style and never out of reach at Patty Tobin’s self-named jewelry boutique in NYC. Guests are invited to come downtown and meet the imaginative jewelry designer and life-long entrepreneur who launched her Chelsea boutique on FNO two years ago. You’ll learn instantly why this little lady is known by her friends and family as a powerhouse with endless energy. A self-made woman who changed careers five years ago to pursue her passion for design in her 50’s has become a fixture in the neighborhood. All you need is five minutes with her and you’ll see why.

“Skin” Launch

Patty Tobin will be unveiling her new fall 2011 “Skin” collection. Not since our “Tiger” collection launched on FNO in 2009 have we been THIS excited about a new gemstone. If you’re feeling the new Stingray trend in jewelry, you will absolutely love this! We don’t want to give too much away, so you’ll have to come downtown and see for yourself.

Nibbles & Sips

Don’t worry folks, we wouldn’t leave you feeling hungry or parched on FNO! Refreshments and hors d’oeurves will be served during the party by our friends at Incognito — the fabulous new hot spot bistro in the Chelsea/Flat Iron district.

Two Years Later And Still Standing Strong!

August 9, 2011  |  News & Events

Everybody said we were crazy to start a new business in the middle of a recession, but despite this grueling economy, here we are two years later and still standing strong! It’s hard to believe that its time to plan our third annual Fashion’s Night Out party at the shop. It feels like the past two years have gone by in a flash, but when I look back at how much we’ve accomplished since opening our doors on the first Fashion’s Night Out in 2009 it’s kind of incredible.

Here's Patty holding up our temporary sign when we were still just "coming soon..."

For a small business start up we’ve managed to get covered by some pretty amazing media outlets. Starting with our cover story in USA Today in May 2010, we’ve seen the appeal of our story here at Patty Tobin. For starters, as an older entrepreneur and small business owner, Patty represents a relatively new phenomenon that’s going on in the current economy. She, like millions of Americans, decided to start a new business at an age when many choose to slow down. USA Today reporter Laura Petrecca picked up on this in her story, “More Older Americans Start Own Business,” which was followed by two stories with AMEX Open Forum and one with CNN.com.

Patty Tobin hit the runways of Austin last December for our first fashion show!

Beyond that, her jewelry line has an appeal all on its own. First for its beauty and style and second for its price-points. Everyone nowadays is looking for value in their purchases and I think our success is due in large part to how well we fit with today’s consumer demand. People love that they can get the quality with us that they would normally have seen priced at two- to three-times what we charge here at Patty Tobin.

Add to that her fashion-forward design style, which has become a favorite among CBS news anchors and regular CBS Early Show contributor, Dr. Jennifer Hartstein, as well as the local NYC socialite crowd. These women love being able to come to our store and pick out two and three pieces for what they normally would have paid for one piece uptown. We’ve seen a loyal following develop and a lot of customer referrals driving our business, so a big Thank You goes out to all of our patrons for your business and for telling your friends and family about us!

We even were in a music video this year with Prince Malik!

Fashion savvy CBS reporter, Karina Mitchell, was among the first to cover us for her Celebrity Circuit Fashion Week special report last year, saying that Patty’s jewelry could “best be described as wearable pieces of art.” We’ve also had the pleasure of being covered by leading beauty and style blogger and Glam.com contributor, Jeanine Morris, and celebrity blogger, Jill Dobson. When you combine all of that with features in In Style and now Esthetique, we’re so very pleased with the attention our little jewelry box in Chelsea has garnered.

With no plans of slowing down in sight, Patty Tobin will soon be adding two new markets to our roster with Miami, Florida and Vilnius, Lithuania slated for openings this fall. (Stay tuned for more exciting news on this in the coming weeks…)

Nobody can say we don't throw a killer party at Patty Tobin

In the meantime though, mark your calendars for Fashion’s Night Out at Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry Boutique on September 8th from 6:00PM – 11:00PM. For any of you who have partied with us in the past, you know what to expect 🙂 For those of you who have never joined us for one of our all-out bashes before, we invite you to come downtown and dance the night away to live entertainment, sip champagne, enjoy some yummy hors d’oeurves, and get a sneak peak at our new fall collection.

Stay connected with us for more event details on Facebook and Twitter.

As Seen On CBS: Yurga Lago

We are so excited about our collaboration with renown European designer Yurga Lago!!!  Her pieces have been a sensation here in New York and can be found exclusively at Patty Tobin.  One of our very favorite friends, Dr. Jennifer Hartstein, who appears on the CBS Early Show, chose the Yurga brooch you see her wearing here in sterling silver.  Yurga loves designing many of her pieces using birds as the theme.  Yurga will be hosting Patty Tobin this October in Vilnius which will mark our European debut.  Foreign relations have never been better!

Dr. Jen Hartstein wearing new Yurga Lago pin from Patty Tobin

Dr. Jennifer Hartstein seen here on the CBS Early Show wearing Yurga Lago's "Hide and Seek" sterling silver brooch ($445) available exclusively at Patty Tobin.

 

Esthetique C’est Magnifique

We’re so excited to be working with ESTHÉTIQUE, a brand new magazine with novel and original ideas on design and fashion. ESTHÉTIQUE is such a refreshing change from the magazines we’re used to seeing on the shelves. The fashion editorials are fresh and progressive, the photography is sensual and beautiful, and — if we do say so ourselves — their stylists have an uncanny eye for selecting designer pieces and putting together outstanding looks. We have a special sneak-peak into their second issue to share with our readers, so you can see what were talking about. Check out how they fashioned our Baroque Coin Pearl Torsade in peacock and our Shell Pearl necklace in teal for this cover shoot.

Esthetique Magazine Cover with Patty Tobin Necklace

Patty Tobin Peacock Baroque Coin Pearl Torsade photographed above for Esthetique Magazine. Click image to shop this style. (Photo credits: Esthetique Magazine)

Esthetique Magazine with Patty Tobin jewelry

Patty Tobin Shell Pearl Necklace in Teal photographed above for Esthetique Magazine. Click image to shop this style. (Photo credits: Esthetique Magazine)

ESTHÉTIQUE is a place where new and up-and-coming designers like us meet vintage. It’s the perfect place for creative people to discover the unique, classic and fresh designs of New York City. And it’s even a place where people outside of this creative milieu can visit and appreciate the beauty and edginess of New York’s fashion and design worlds. The magazine is distributed primarily in and around the New York and Japan fashion industries, but also has a growing presence world-wide.

Save the Date: September 8 FNO at Patty Tobin

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!

FNO 2011 at Patty Tobin NYC

Watch out Vilnius here we come!

Yurga Lago at Patty TobinWe’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!