Lots of Brand New This Week at Virtu

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A Decade on Damen
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February 24, 2011

There may be snow in the forecast, but it sure feels like Spring around here at Virtu, what with all of the new patterns from our friends at Orla Kiely and Snow & Graham.

The show season has been fantastic, and the goods are beginning to arrive. Entire displays have arrived from the above mentioned Miss Orla, along with the long awaited Italian frames, and almost an entire case worth of Saundra Messinger.

This season, like no other, I have found a number of brand new goodies to go along with the latest and the greatest of your favorites Virtu signatures. There will be much to share in the weeks ahead, so stay tuned either here or by fanning us on Facebook.

For just those of you in the know will be special offers regarding our upcoming raffle and donation schedule, among other things. Remember to please join us in raising a glass towards a Decade on Damen together. I'll look forward to seeing you all on Thursday, March 3rd. See details at the end of this email.

Orla Kiely Spring 2011

Let the collection continue  

Sunflower BettyApple a Day Betty
Orla Kiely just keeps rolling on in. As of Friday, we will have completed our Spring shipments. I posted a photo of our Wall o' Orla last week on Facebook, and this week is no different. The final portion of both the Etc. and the Main lines will arrive tomorrow. Take a peek...
Apple a Day SallyMathilda Stripe

...and remember, our leather pieces are generally ones of a kind. If you see anything you'd like, give me a call. I'd be happy to set something aside.
Stacked Apple NancySunflower Stem Nancy

Rather than continue on with photo after photo, know this, a half dozen of Orla's leather wallets are in the house in colors like you've never seen before. Turquoise? Mango? Yup.


Latico Leathers

Entirely new for Virtu

Mavis Bark PurpleMavis Bark PistachioMavis FlameMavis Wallet, Assorted Colors $88.

Speaking of wallets....

Just in time to coordinate perfectly with your new Spring tote, come these juicy clutch wallets from Latico. Finely crafted of supple hides, each clutch features an endless array of places to stash your stuff. Shown above in the brightest of brights, fret not, as your favorite basic black joins a warm ivory, a gray, and a distressed hide. For those of you who like to sparkle, I've thrown in a metallic or two. Enjoy!

interior detail
Interior detail of the Mavis Wallet. 

Saundra Messinger

Fresh from the pages of Vogue


I'm happy to report that the Saundra Messinger shelves shall be empty no more.  The first of our Spring orders is scheduled to arrive tomorrow, hooray!   


This collection includes the majority of the pieces from her February Vogue spread. I say majority because a few of the pieces have already pre-sold. SO sorry.

Vogue 1Vogue 2Vogue 3

Along with those stunners above will be a few of these....


....Oh my! What's best is that wide band ring with the three diamonds...it's tapered! All of you petite sweets that love the Wide Bark Band, but it's just not that comfortable (me for one), here you go. Saundra has trimmed the interior portion of the band so that your finger can flex. 

Other standouts from this series include an awesome double wrap leather cuff with eight diamonds, and a gently wrapping bangle with a few diamonds of its own. Sparkle pretty, just like the morning sun on the lake.


The return of an essential item

Frame collection starts at $28.

At long last, our hand finished, FSC certified Italian frames have arrived. That boat sure took it's time getting across the ocean!

In stock this season are some traditional dark woods featuring a newer, wider profile. Metallics for Spring include some soft pewters and a whispery silver along with a bold gold and some new copper tones.

Perfect for every occasion, our selection of frames suits both traditional and modern styles. I'm thinking that Dad might need a new photo of the family for his office. How about you?

Don't forget, we are celebrating a Decade on Damen this next Thursday, March 3rd from 5 to 8 pm.

Part of our anniversary celebration includes donations to ten charities that you've helped me to identify. We've asked each of our top ten vendors to donate one of their signature items for which you will buy raffle tickets. Each month, the price of the raffle ticket, $10 of course, will be donated to one of the ten charities. At the end of the month, one of you will be the owner of something spectacular.
Oh, and there will be sparkling libations and tasty treats on hand all evening long. Won't you please join me?
Cheers to these last ten years together.
I can't wait to see what the next decade will bring.

As always, thank you for shopping locally. I look forward to seeing you soon.



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