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Coterie for Fall 2022

Hi All,How are you? I hope you’re doing well. As I write, I’m looking at ferries criss-crossing the blue sparking water of the Hudson River. It’s chilly, but seeing open water and boats does make me hold hope that summer is on the way!We are here in NYC for the Women’s Markets for Fall/Winter 2022. Lots to look at and lots of walking! We have been to multiple shows and showrooms. There’s a lot of great things I’ve seen and picked for Fall '22, if I have to say so myself! This is always such an interesting time for a retailer. I’m having to split my brain as I’m working on selecting and ordering Fall '22 product, whilst the new spring...

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Look Book 2021

Hi All! How are you? Doing well I hope? I’m pretty darn good, too. I am probably one of the few folks who's been excited and happy that the temps have fallen and the snow has arrived! It could be said that I have a vested interest in the temps dropping, with all of my cold weather offerings in the shop, but I do like the cold and snow! Later today I’m headed up for the third and hopefully final attempt at getting pine boughs and greens for the holidays. We had to cut the last trip short and didn’t get a chance to gather them. It will be more fun now that the weather’s colder!What’s really got me excited is the new...

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Time for Good-Clothes-Wearing Weather

How are you? I hope you’re doing well as we finally shift into weather that feels like fall! As I sit at my desk in the loft at home, I can hear the wind through the trees outside. I do love that sound. Remember last year?  We already had 7 inches of snow by now! As you know, I love this season in Minnesota. Cool frosty mornings and crisp sunny afternoons. Good clothes-wearing weather! I happen to have a vested interest in the cooler temps, as Brightwater is stocked and ready for sweater weather! I think I’ve got one on the best inventories of sweaters for fall and winter that I’ve had in years. From cozy cashmere pieces from White + Warren, Kokun, and Kinross, to classics from Dale of...

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New Amundsen Sports from Norway & Bellerose from Belgium

It’s only been a week since my last note, but I wanted to touch base before I head out to Palm Springs for week on Saturday! I’m going to do my best to relax and escape into a few books and hikes. There may be a cigar and a touch of bourbon, too!I also wanted to make mention that I’m in need of some help at Brightwater. Sadly, Molly is headed back to Park City, her home, and I need to find someone to fill her shoes — tough as that will be! I’m needing someone who’s technologically savvy enough to learn and master the POS/Inventory Network, the Shopify website, and feels comfortable on the retail floor. There’s an opportunity to assist with the...

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Mother's Day in & around the shop

  Hi All,How are you? It’s finally feeling like it’s going to warm up a bit. April was a cool one. It’s nice to see the flowering trees in full bloom! They look so beautiful in front of the house. The trees on Water Street are budding out too. Sure signs that the warmth of summer isn’t too far off! Let’s hope May brings more warmth and sun!  May also brings Mother’s Day. I tip my hat to each of you moms, grandmas, and mother-figures out there! You do an amazing job, and we’re all grateful for you! Although my mom has been gone for over 10 years, she was quite an amazing woman. I miss her. She never missed a...

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