Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Two Seaside Babes Show Schedule

Two Seaside Babes can be found locally in and around the Indianapolis area at the following shows and events:

May 27: Shoe Fetish & Fashion at Indy Fringe, Indianapolis, IN.
May 29: No Coast Art Series at Tru, Broad Ripple, IN.
June 26 - 27: Fishers Freedom Festival, Fishers, IN.
July 4 - 5: CarmelFest, Carmel, IN.
July 17: Festival of the Arts, Brownsburg, IN.
August 21: Walk in the Park at Irvington Park, Indianapolis, IN.
September 9 - 11: Tipton County Pork Festival, Tipton, IN.
September 25: Avon Community Heritage Festival, Avon, IN.
October 7 - 9: Riley Festival, Greenfield, IN.
October 30: Fine Arts & Craft Fair, Indianapolis, IN.
November 6: Hamilton County Marketplace at the 4-H Fairgrounds, Noblesville, IN.

Monday, May 24, 2010

We've Been Busy

It's been a very busy month for Two Seaside Babes. We were at the Zionsville Brick Street Market this year. We were fairly hesitant about doing yet another new show (as the last four we've pretty much bombed) but it was our best show ever! We sold more than we ever could have hoped for. We introduced many new products and expanded colors on certain styles. We're very pleased with all of the hard work that we put in and super duper ecstatic about the day.

We've even walked away with a local wholesale account!

We decided at the last minute to take on another 2 shows this week...Shoe Fetish & Fashion at Indy Fringe (Indianapolis) this Thursday evening from 6 - 9 pm and No Coast Art Series at Tru (Broad Ripple) this Saturday afternoon from 1 - 4 pm. So we've been steadily plugging away at trying to build up our depleted inventory.

In addition to our wonderful sales at En Route Spa in the Indianapolis International Airport, we also took on another consignment position at Babes in the Woods in Girdwood, AK. We're hoping to send them our very first shipment in the next week or two.

Couple that with Etsy and 1000 markets and we've been busy little bees this month! So shoot us a line sometime. We'll answer you. It may just take a few moments to crawl out from under all of this yarn.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Zionsville Brick Street Market

Two Seaside Babes participated in the Zionsville Brick Street Market this year. We were very hesitant on doing so as we've come off doing 4 bad shows in a row. This is very odd for us. Even in the dead of summer we have no problem selling our hats. We worked our tails to the bone (and by "we" I mean two little monkeys tried their hardest to keep me from working my tail to the bone) to build up our inventory. We worked on some new styles and introduced new colors for a few hat styles. We also made sure to have a few colors deep of our best sellers. All the hard work paid off! In fact, it was our best show ever. For only an 8-hour show, we were absolutely astounded at how much we sold. We even walked away with a fairly large local wholesale order! Here are a few of our best-sellers:

All sizes of our flapper beanies in chocolate brown, light pink, and white. Oh...and of course our matching American Girl doll hats!

Our "new" (we introduced them last year but brought them back) flapper visor beanie. Light pink with white trim did the best and our chocolate brown/pink came in a close second. We sold all but 7 of them!

Thank goodness we received some of our items back from a few stores. This allowed us to double and triple up our best sellers. The best item of the day was our Adult Buckle Beanie in Oatmeal. We sold 3! And how could we forget our scarflettes. Yes, it was in the mid-70's and we still sold tons of them...3 oatmeal too!

So will we be doing the Zionsville Brick Street Market in 2011? Darn skippy we will!