I was gonna just sneak a little sentence about this in at the end of this post, but then I decided it’s too exciting to not start off with the news that we’ve got a new product. For several years we’ve been getting requests for ankle socks and I’m happy to announce that they are finally here, almost. We’ve been shipping wholesale orders with ankle socks since early June and we just took them to the wholesale trade show in Atlanta. So far the response has been incredible and soon we’ll have them available for everyone on socklady.com (but support your local economy and check your local store first to see if they’ve got ’em).
They are absolutely adorable and are a sock wardrobe essential. They go just over the ankle so they playfully peek out over the top of your shoes. A couple weeks ago I went to LA to visit my folks and we got in a day trip to Disneyland. I wore my new ankle socks all day and loved ’em. Perfect in a pair of runners on a sunny day filled with lots of walking.
In other news… As I mentioned above we just got back from the AmericasMart in Atlanta where we had a great show. Seems unreal that the summer wholesale trade show season has already started, but it has. I’m home briefly before setting off for more shows in San Francisco (SFIGF: August 8 – 11), New York (NYIGF: August 15-19), and Seattle (Seattle Gift: August 22-25). If you’re a store owner I hope to see you there. If you have a favorite store that you’d like to see carry our socks make sure to let them know to stop by our booth at any of these shows so they can check out the socks and meet us.
In Atlanta we also got to catch up with more artist friends. Jan from Silk Bijou treated a group of us to another great meal at her house and then we had a great dinner the last night with Dan from Eye Think. We were also able to spend some time with our friends Lisa & Bennett and meet their brand new daughter Elenor (who is probably the happiest and smiliest baby I’ve ever met… she has some seriously cute cheeks). I always end up picking up some fun gifts for me or other folks at the shows… In Atlanta I ordered some great looking clocks from Duane at Duane Scherer Studio (Duane and his brother David at David Scherer Studio are both such a hoot and both make great looking clocks). I also picked up some beautiful flour sack towels by French Notes (after Marianne saw what I got she went to get some too!).
That’s all for now!