This year was a whirlwind of fun trying to balance both working our busiest season of holiday markets while settling into our first holiday season at our Columbus Avenue store. It was no small feat, and we even managed to get our entire 14-person team on planes, trains, and subways on time to celebrate the holidays with their families. Whew…. what an accomplishment.
What a great season it was! We are used to the festive chaos of the markets, but celebrating the holidays in our boutique was a new experience. Getting to decorate the whole store display in a blue-colored icy glass really got us into the true winter spirit. With Hanukkah earlier this year, it made the month seem double as festive. We loved reveling with the Upper West Side community and feel much more rooted since we opened in September. We enjoy the slower pace and having the chance to really talk to people and get to know families in the neighborhood. Husbands, boyfriends, and mothers eventually come in with wish-lists, and it is fun to piece together whom they are shopping for.
Now we are settling into a slower pace, and we can focus on thinking up amazing new designs to debut for Valentine’s Day. But the best part of having a store is that we don’t have to wait for street fairs or markets to see all of you again. You can come to our flagship store on Columbus Avenue every day of the year.
We offer you all our most sincere gratitude for making 2012 such a wonderful, productive, and successful year for all of us at KTcollection. We wish you the absolute best for 2013. It is going to be a fabulous year!
Here were the big sellers of the 2012 season. What will it be in 2013?:
These seasonal wall fixtures were in such popular demand that we completely sold out before Christmas eve! Make sure to snatch one of these up fast next year so you don’t miss out. They will be available September through December of 2013.
Our newest handmade design was a hit because of its chic and simple design. It is definitely here to stay!
These new fingerless organic bamboo cotton gloves flew off the shelves! People love the fact they can keep you fashionably warm, and we love the fact that we can still layer our jewelry over them.
Believe it or not, our standard hoops had to step aside this season for these beauties. People just couldn’t resist the shimmering nuggets. They are now available in smaller sizes due to popular demand.
Very few are able to leave the shop without trying on our adjustable rings–both in solid metal and with colorful stones in endless cuts and colors. Wear them on any finger and they stay comfortable even in extreme weather changes. These make phenomenal gifts.
They are always best sellers. Classic and versatile at the same time.… Did we mention that you can wear them in seven different ways? 😉
The dangling sparkles go with gold, silver and just about anything dressed up or down.
Who can say no to a little lace? These necklaces were perhaps the star of the season. Feminine, glamorous, and cool enough to dress down with a fitted sweater or blazer. These have become staples in quite a few of our wardrobes, and I bet they would look good in yours too.
We owe it all to our amazing customers and here are some fab shots of them this season: