A Smashing Affair: Patty Tobin’s Anniversary Celebration on 17th Street

Party pictures from Patty Tobin's Anniversary Celebration

New friends, old friends, neighbors, clients, celebrity stylists and TV personalities, all mingled together to celebrate our one year anniversary at our 17th Street boutique in Chelsea. - Photos by Robert Paul Tardio

TV personalities, long-term clients and friends gathered at our Chelsea Boutique on September 10th to celebrate our one-year anniversary. It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since we opened our doors in New York! We were a new and different addition to the neighborhood then, but as I look through these photos, I see how much has happened in a year and how many of our New York friends and neighbors have become a part of the Patty Tobin family. There was little more we could have asked for then to have our biggest supporters, our partners, our clients, our friends and our family all together enjoying, what turned out to be, one hell of a party! Guests sipped champagne and karaoked their hearts out well past midnight! Visit our Facebook page for the best selection of photos from the party or you can check them out on Guest of a Guest.

Also, checkout out our press page for more on Karina Mahtani-Mitchell’s special Fashion’s Night Out report for CBS News’ Celebrity Circuit. Patty Tobin’s Spring 2010 Collection was unveiled on Fashion’s Night Out and is featured in the article. Read it here!

Patty Tobin Offers Her “Secrets to Bootstrapping” to American Express OPENForum

September 14, 2010  |  News & Events

AMEX OpenForum Secrets to Bootstrapping (By Bootstrappers)

American Express OPENForum’s Shira Levine interviews life-long entrepreneur Patty Tobin for her recent article, “Secrets to Bootstrapping (From Bootstrappers),” in which she asked Tobin how she pursued her professional dreams on her own without totally breaking the bank. Tobin shares her expertise and pulls on her own success stories to offers tips for entrepreneurs who are looking to start or grow their own business in the current economic climate

Excerpt from the article:

Despite the naysayers, [Tobin] decided to open her store with a huge party that coincided with New York Fashion Week’s Fashion’s Night Out. “We were the only opening that night and people thought I was crazy economically to have a luxury line, but I guess I am a crazy lady – it worked!” says Tobin. Read the full article here…

Winning Women Pickup Their Prizes at Patty Tobin

Four winning women pose with their prizes and designer Patty Tobin

Top left: Karina Mahtani-Mitchell and Patty Tobin; top right: Diane Petzke, Patty Tobin, and Katherine Oliver; bottom left: Karen Heidelberger-Retzler and Patty Tobin.

Here to pickup their prizes from last week’s private trunk show raffle and pose with designer Patty Tobin, these four lucky ladies sport their newest Patty Tobin pieces. The winning women of the night include: CBS reporter, Karina Mahtani-Mitchell (top left), Karen Heidelberger-Retzler (bottom left), Director of Programming for NYC Media, Diane Petzke (top right), and Commissioner of Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting for NYC, Katherine Oliver (top right).

Fashionistas Flock to Private Trunk Show at Patty Tobin

VIP Guests crowd Patty Tobin's Chelsea boutique on Weds night to get a sneak peak at the designer's latest and greatest creations
Wednesday night’s trunk show at our Patty Tobin flagship boutique in Chelsea was a hit! New York City’s fashion and media elite turned out and piled in the store to get a first-hand look at Patty’s latest and greatest gemstone and pearl creations. Guests included Fox News Correspondent, Courtney Friel, celebrity blogger, Jill Dobson, InTouch Weekly’s Amy Palmer, NYC’s Commissioner of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting, Katherine Oliver, fashion designer, Joanna Mastroianni, and many, many more.

With the help of celebrity style expert, Felix Mercado, Patty Tobin and her staff guided guests through the designer’s new line of gemstone pendants, pearl ropes, and her oh-so coveted Tiger Eye collection. Finding the styles that fit each lady’s taste was the easy part; deciding which pieces to take home was considerably more difficult. Luckily, there were plenty of desirable fashions to select from, and no guest went home empty-handed.

Check out photos at Guest of a Guest and read more about the event: Jewels Galore: A Trunk Show At Patty Tobin.

(Photo Gallery of this event Coming Soon to From 17th Street)

Patty Tobin gets Shout Out from Celebrity Blogger, Jill Dobson

Celebrity blogger, Jill Dobson (pictured wearing a Patty Tobin necklace above), was in attendance last night at Patty Tobin’s F.O.F. Private Trunk Show event at her Fine Fashion Jewelry boutique in Chelsea, along with Fox Correspondent Courtney Friel, celebrity style expert Felix Mercado, In Touch Weekly’s Amy Palmer, and many, many more. Hear what Jill had to say about last night’s VIP turnout on her blog, Jillinformed.com:

“New York City fashion and media leaders flocked to Patty Tobin Fine Fashion Jewelry Boutique Wednesday night for a sneak peek at the jeweler’s latest and greatest creations. Read more of Black, White and Bejeweled…

As Seen on CBS Early Show: New Amethyst Torsade by Patty Tobin

Dr. Jen Hartstein wearing Amethyst Torsade by Patty Tobin on the CBS Early Show on Thursday, July 22nd

Five-strand faceted Amethyst Torsade with sterling silver & 18K vermeil, only $595 at Patty Tobin's Fine Fashion Jewelery Boutique in Chelsea. For more information, call 212-414-0174.

Ladies Join Lacey for Luncheon at Michael’s

July 20, 2010  |  Friends of Patty Tobin

Seated (L-R): Gillian Tett, Lally Weymouth, Jane Hartley, and Shirley Lord. Standing (L-R): Patty Tobin, Mary Boies, Kathleen Lacey, Jennifer McClellan, Ann Sommerlath, and Nina Devlin. (Photo credits to NYSD.com)

Patty joins ladies for luncheon hosted by Kathy Lacey at Michael’s for Gillian Tett, the new US Managing Editor of the Financial Times, on Monday. Read more online at New York Social Diary.

Dr. Jen sports our new Aqua Quartz Rope & Earrings on CBS Early Show

Dr. Jen Hartstein talks with Erica Hill today on the CBS Early Show about what parents should never say to their kids.

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Check out Dr. Jen sporting our new Aqua Quartz faceted rope necklace and matching earrings on the CBS Early Show. This set retails for $495 for the 40″ rope and $65 for the matching earring. Call us today to place your order for this special set! Phone: 212-414-0174.

AMEX Open Forum Interview with Patty Tobin

July 3, 2010  |  News & Events

AMEX Open Forum recently interviewed jewelry designer and life-long entrepreneur, Patty Tobin, to get her insights into how small businesses can save money in the current economic climate. Drawing on her expertise as a business owner, Patty Tobin explains that making the most of your headquarters is a good place to start, but points out that constant negotiations is key to keeping costs down when times are tough.

Here is an excerpt from the July 2nd article that appeared on AMEX Open Forum’s website and BusinessInsider.com:

Get the most out of your headquarters.

Patty Tobin owns a fine jewelry shop in New York City, where the cost of running a business and living is not a trivial expense. Tobin makes it a point to negotiate with her landlord by freezing rent rates, providing a month out of the year lease at no charge, giving credits towards utility charges if not included in rent.

Within her shop she is mindful year-round of heat and air conditioning. “[I am] constantly checking with telephone and cable providers for better rates, too.” Better yet, cut out the landline and fax line — with Blackberrys and iPhones, and everything compatible for email, who needs them?

Read the article, “3 Easy Ways Any Business Can Save Money,” in its entirety here.

Dr. Jen offers insight into child smoking case today on the CBS Early Show

Dr. Jen Hartstein wearing triple-strand clear crystal quartz nugget necklace by Patty Tobin

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