Auf Wiedersehen Galleria
As excited as I am for my upcoming move to Germany, there was one final thing I had to take care of. On June 25th, my Galleria shop will be closing.
I gotta say, this was probably one of the more difficult decisions I had to make. I tried coming up with scenarios to keep things open, but realized I just wouldn’t be able to maintain consistent inventory. I’ve had the most awesome experiences being a vendor at this wonderful spot, and leaving is definitely bittersweet for me.
Having a true brick and mortar location to showcase my handcrafted jewelry has been one of the best things I have ever been able to do for my business. In the four short years I’ve been here, I was able to get a better understanding of brick and mortar retail and what goes into to building and maintaining a successful storefront. While I’ve worked in retail before, as a maker having my own shop was a game changer for me. Being able to immerse myself in the realm merchandising and branding was an incredible experience, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is in the same field.
If you happen to be a Chicago maker, go check out the Galleria for yourself! They were particularly a good fit for me because there was a built in staff. This gave me the freedom to split time between studio work and the retail end of things. I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to connect with other fantastic artists, designers, and proprietors of independent business, and I will never forget the amazing customers I’ve met through this space.
Now Let’s Get to the Good Stuff: Sale Info
Because this has been such an awesome experience for myself and my biz, I want to give a little back to my equally awesome customers! The last day my shop will have inventory is June 25th, and you can enjoy between 25%-50% off selected designs and crystal specimens.
Stop in and take a peek!
Last Chance for Local Pick Up
Because I will be travelling for the last half of the month, Local Pick up won’t be an option after this week. The pick up location is the Galleria, and I will be dropping things off Thursday, June 14th. If you’re able to pick up your online order at the Andersonville Galleria, get your order in by this Friday, June 8th by 8:00 pm.
Online Orders can be Placed Until July 15th
P.S. Keep in mind that my site is up to date with inventory that is in stock. You can order from the site until approximately July 15th. I’ll be including more regular updates on my Instagram or Facebook regarding all important dates to help things run as smoothly as possible. Head over and follow me to stay posted on the schedule!
One Last Note
If you’ve been to the Andersonville Galleria over the last month or so, there’s a good chance you will have noticed a few changes beyond the typical artist rotation. Along with a lot of new paint, and some lovely upgrades, the store itself is under new management. It’s so exciting, and I wish I was able to stay and be a part of it. I wish my colleagues and customers the very best on this exciting new development!