Monday, March 29, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Up front and....

personal. Having the front location inside of ABC is a privilege and something I take great pride in. The one drawback is that our shop is in front of the Broadway windows and in order for the visual team to install and un-install them we have to open the wall the constitutes the entire back of the shop. Usually that means I have to be there at 8 ish to remove all breakable items from the shelves and supervise the removal of the wall pieces. The one cool thing is the visual (above) of being able to see onto the street from inside the shop. Sometimes when I look out the hole in the wall and onto Broadway I can't believe we have a shop (2) in NYC! It's a long way from Idaho.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Wowza, look at all the new merch that arrived while we were gone. In all of these boxes are new greeting card collections, lacquered boxes with dots, o check journals, Japanese tape, k studio embroidered pouches, yellow owl workshop and Poketo...whew that's a lot of good stuff!
I'd better get to work!!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Welcome back....

Carter? No just me!
This is a view from a small motorboat on lake Atitlan, Guatemala and yes, that is a volcano. We had the most relaxing and rejuvenating vacation we have ever experienced and it was in no small part to the shops staff. A big thank you for running the shops so well and not e mailing or texting for 10 days... a miracle!
Lot's more to come.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Into the GAP

So last night on my way home from ABC something happened that hadn't happened in a long time. As I was walking down lower 5th I was overcome with a retail urge, in the window of the GAP I saw this shirt, a perfect shirt, could it be in a GAP? I hadn't been into a GAP in about 10 years but from what I saw I could of bought 4 or 5 shirts, a few pair of jeans and maybe a jacket or two.
Could it be that the GAP is back? I had read all about Patrick Robinson's make over of the line but the ads and the still hideous store designs hadn't lured me back in but the clothes certainly deserve a second look. A perfectly faded, crinkled and fitted chambray shirt for 49 bucks, just what the doctor ordered! I'll be wearing my new shirt in the evenings as i sit and contemplate the world in Guatemala later this week.