Wednesday, March 28, 2012

On the Road - Pop Up Shop at Peper and Parlor with Folk Couture

Last Saturday, Grace Napoleon of Folk Couture and I said hello to Hoboken. We popped up shop at the lovely Peper Apparel and Parlor Shoes on Washington Street. This gem of a store had an amazing mix of stunning clothes, to-die-for shoes, and unique accessories.
Peper and Parlor
apparel envy
Twitch and Whiskers
Folk Couture
We were greeted by Anne, the effervescent shop owner. She showed us around and introduced us to the fun gals that work there: Brenda,Yomaira, and Kali. There was such a great vibe in shop all day. You can tell these ladies really know their customers and keep them coming back for interesting labels, personalized service, and new pieces. I was happy to find out that Peper and Parlor carries one of my favorite lines - Prairie Underground. The day before, Peper and Parlor wrapped up a big photo shoot for their online store. It sounds like many new things are in the works. Definitely check in often with their shop and blog to to discover new finds!
Anne and Grace
Brenda, Yomaira, and Kali
Upon Anne's suggestion, we checked out Galetea Linens and Lingerie down the street. Grace and I took a gander and met up with shop owner Diane Stiglich and her artist friend Gilda Pervin. Diane has been in business since 1987 and her two shops are a stones throw away from each other. Her beautifully curated home shop offers linens and decor, rich in color and variety. I especially adored Diane's lingerie shop, filled with soft lace, satin, and fabrics that make you want to luxuriously lounge. Definitely swing by if you're on Washington Street!
Diane and Gilda
Galatea Lingerie
Galatea Linens
Grace sold many fabulous frocks on Saturday. Bright dresses with playful mixes of prints and colors walked out the doors on happy gals. The women of Hoboken are definitely ready for the spring in their Folk Couture originals. Grace will be here, there, and everywhere this spring and summer. This upcoming week, you can find her at the Brooklyn Flea.  Like Folk Couture on Facebook to find out where you can find her next!

Several of my new lockets and old favorites went home with happy customers. Toy magnet necklaces, thimblism necklaces, and other one-of-a-kind pieces found new homes. Being my first show in New Jersey, I was excited to send my gems off to a new part of the world!

Grace and I had a wonderful time at Peper and Parlor and were so thankful that they let us pop up for the day. After a full day, we were ready for a full meal. Upon the suggestion of one of my students (who is from Hoboken), we meandered around the corner to Anthony David's for a delicious meal of pan seared scallops and wild boar. What a perfect day!

Here is where you can find Twitch and Whiskers next:
Saturday,March 31 - Fun and Games Upcycled Jewelry Workshop at The Toy Room - RSVP!

Tuesday, April 17 - Hot Cup o' Handmade 3 at Molten Java
Check back soon for my full spring and summer shows schedule. In the meantime, visit my Etsy shop to see a nice variety of my pieces.

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