We are anxiously awaiting for first shipment of GEORGIE brand clothing! Georgie will be a spectacular addition to our ever-evolving menu of fabulocity - and we think you're gonna LOVE it!
"GEORGIE was created around a a series of iconic shapes, couture quality attention to detail and the pursuit of the perfect fit. The GEORGIE brand is designed to fit perfectly into every chic woman's lifestyle."
Shown here, and on their way to Simply Smashing!: St. Barts relaxed fit pants from Georgie, in Navy Ikat. Drawstring waist, slant front pockets, back flap pockets. 100% cotton.
By popular demand, we've re-introduced our Deal of the Day promotions!
This deal might come in the form of a special, one day sale rack (20% off, 50% off, etc.) of certain regular price items.
Or, it might be a gift with purchase. Or, it could be a case of buy more/save more. Or...whatever we might conjur up that particular day.
This DEAL is announced every morning as we open the doors (or, it might be announced the night before - if we have our act together), is ONE DAY ONLY, and is in addition to whatever fabulous items may be already on sale.
Feel free to call and ask about our Daily Deal - ANY DAY! 408.379.1925
Boogie your way to Downtown Campbell for Boogie on the Bayou this weekend - Saturday & Sunday, May 21-22, 2011! "Recently touted 'Best Local Festival' by The Metro, the festival features live New Orleans style music, authentic Cajun cuisine, more than 140 arts & crafts booths..." and a general good time to show this great community some love and appreciation for supporting their local merchants.
While you're in town, swing on over to Simply Smashing! We'll be joined by My Secret Closet on Saturday and Justine Creations on Sunday ... AND ... we'll be serving up some DIVINE DAILY DEALS, proving, once again, that we ARE The Quintessential Boutique Experience, Daaahling!
"I admire people who live by their principles - even when I don't agree with them." -Anthony Bourdain
"I'm for chefs who are cooking what they want to cook, their menu, their food, their way, being true to themselves. Anyone who's chosen their own path and chosen to live in an uncompromising way." -Anthony Bourdain
I am sure I am not alone among women of a certain age who are crushing on Chef Bourdain. There's just something about him. That certain je ne sais quoi. For me, it's mostly the way he stands true to himself, no matter what (although, his sexy saunter doesn't hurt). He likes to throw the F word about - one of my all time favorite words of all time. He will eat and drink what he pleases, where he pleases, with whom he pleases. And, if you choose not to be around smokers, you'll have to choose not to be around this man.
Just another solid example of being true to oneself, which is, in my estimation, one of the most important things ... in life ... in style ... in love. A true turn-on for me :)
I have a colleague who always recommends: "Don't reinvent the wheel" in business. He feels that, if most like-businesses are doing "it" (whatever "it" is we're talking about) one way, then that is the best way (*yaaawwn*). Sort of an if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it methodology.
But, that's just it. I believe it IS broke. When faced with a let's-be-safe-and-do-it-like-everyone-else mind set, I hear that little voice in my head, "Danger, Will Robinson!" In case you haven't noticed, a lot of those like-businesses are going OUT of business! In my mind, my friend's theory smacks of big box, corporate retail (my "it" has everything to do with boutique retail...specifically, MY boutique).
My experience is that of both a current boutique owner AND a female, boutique-shopping consumer from way back, and I come from a place of reinvention. I happen to believe in being true to oneself - in business, style, fashion & life - always. And, given today's ever-changing and somewhat frightening market, I feel it is uber-important to do exactly that, and be confident about it.
If you own a business, my best advice (and, believe me, my advice is worth every bit of the $0.00 you pay for it-;) is...
Ask your customers what puts a smile on their face, and listen to their answers.
If something creative speaks to you - do it - be true to your dream. The likelihood is that your customers will like what you like - that's what attracted them to you in the first place.
Reinvent the wheel at your whim ... it's your business - you can always change it ... how cool is that!
Never. Ever. Give. Up.
I make some funky, interesting choices - from what I sell to how I display it to my boutique hours and sale concepts - when it comes to Simply Smashing! Let me know if you'd like more blogging on this point and ... Please Please Please comment - I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Did you know: Simply Smashing! is featured in the CRAVE SF Bay Area Guide. More than just another guidebook, CRAVE SF is "a savvy, quality-of-lifestyle book devoted entirely to the best local businesses, owned by women." "The Urban Girl's Manifesto" if you will :)
And, CRAVE isn't kidding when they put their name on something. Just today, as I was doing my daily scroll through Facebook, I spotted a post on the CRAVE SF page, where they linked the Simply Smashing! ONE DAY CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE (Today Only, 5/10/11, Daaahlings!) and, with a click, sent it into the Facebook universe!
How special does that make us feel? Very!!
That's what I love about women in business ... working together and payin' it forward ... now that's a winning combination :)
"The buying local movement started as a grassroots campaign to help re-build our local economy. Big box retailers, online merchants and massive Corporation downsizing, have drawn way too much resources out of our local economy and now it's time to take a stand and support the local retailers and the independent business owners behind them."