After 15 years, Patricia and I have decided to close shop at the end of the year. There are many factors that went into this decision, but to keep it simple, it is very difficult keeping a small business afloat when competing against much larger companies, including Amazon. We will be taking orders until at least the end of October -as time gets closer we’ll let you know exactly when. We just wanted to give you a heads-up if you were planning to order at some point. There is still plenty of time, but it is fleeting. We’d love to thank all of our long-time customers who have basically kept us running for these many years. Your loyalty is ever so appreciated.
Shown: one our first photos from 2004. Patrica modeling a bra (edited out).
I didn’t realize it’s been three months since we did a blog post here. We’ve been busy and the summer is flying by. Anyway, we’re still here, and of course Brabarella too.
May has been a beautiful month so far. We spent much of the last couple of days outside. The rain hasn’t dampened our spirits at all. Our young plants and newly planted seeds could use a steady soaking. It’s a nice day to stay inside, listen to the rain, and read a good book.
We are giving Tumblr another go. While our last go-around went pretty well in terms of popularity (5000 followers) and generating sales, inappropriate comments, men trying to find out personal information, men asking us to send them more revealing photos, men with gross avatars, etc., was a real turnoff and led us to shut it down. We’ll try again. We appreciate nice comments and encourage them. Remember too, when you share a post, leave the credits please.
Brabarella/Little Pink Dress on Tumblr
Hope everyone had a fun-filled and festive Saint Patrick’s Day. It’s been a cold but sunny weekend here. We have power though, so no complaints!
Shown: Rago 3184 Garter Belt
Well, we lost power for 28 hours this time. It just came on. About half the Cape is still dark. We managed to survive on candles, trips to the nearby hospital dining room, and some Manhattans to keep us warm. The clanging of our steam radiators sounds comforting for once.
Another winter storm is headed this way tonight. We’re supposed to get anywhere from 6-18″. We’ll see. The last nor’easter produced all rain and winds as high as 93 mph. Along with the snow, this latest storm could have winds up to 60 mph. At least we had a mild Saturday for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade here on Cape Cod.
Shown – preview – vintage 60’s psychedelic tunic/mini dress.
It was quite the wild weekend here on Cape Cod. We only lost our power at home for 25 hours but it seemed like an eternity. It really makes one appreciate the things we usually take for granted. We’re still without power at our office. It’s a lower priority for the power company (and we fully understand) because it’s a downed wire from a pole to the building, rather than part of the grid. Hopefully we’ll be back to normal soon. We can still function – package by daylight and do our computer-related work from home. Spring is less than three weeks away!
Due to an increase in the cost of shipping, we have had to increase our shipping costs for international customers (Canada excluded). Our rates are still very reasonable, and of course our prices are the best around. Domestic shipping costs (and Canada) remain the same. For U.S. customers, it’s $3.85 for orders up to $29.99. Above that, shipping is free. Simple as that! We apologize for the increase and hope that the somewhat naughty photo will make up for the bad news.
It’s a balmy 39 degrees at the moment. Much better than the single digit temps of the last couple of weeks!