Saturday, August 4, 2012
Fun times at the Los Angeles Gift Show!
And by fun times, I mean a week's worth of scouring through all of the goodies available to bring you only the best items for the next few months. We're so happy that you all have been giving us your feedback and suggestions for new products, and we hope that you'll be happy with what we've found for you! One of the biggest surprises was how many people suggested bringing in more 'tween'/teen stuff, and we found some great items to fit that category. I don't want to give all of our secrets away, but expect to see more jewelry for that age range (we found an amazing new line that we love and are very excited about), as well as tons of body care items that are made in the U.S.A. And yes, we did test them out beforehand to make sure that they are good. It's a tough job! We're trying out a lot of new lines and categories in anticipation of our second Larchmont location opening in October. The latest update on the expansion is that construction will begin mid-August and we're shooting for October 1st as our opening day. And we will have a celebration complete with prizes and raffles and whatever else we can think of to properly reintroduce ourselves to the neighborhood! On another neighborhood note, we're sad to see that The Little Seed has outgrown its spot on Larchmont and is branching out to be a web-only shop at the end of August. They've been great neighbors, and we'll do our best to try and fill in some of the gap they'll be leaving behind with more baby/eco items. We also have a ridiculous amount of art supplies/projects coming in over the next few months, and we will be making a serious Melissa & Doug section in the new addition to satisfy all of you fans of one of our favorite brands. So stay tuned and we'll let you know when the new items come in.