Saturday, March 28, 2009

What's New?!

Everyone keeps asking me what I have been up to since I have closed the store(feb 9th). Been fairly busy. Went to Vegas to exhibit my cashmere line at Pool Trade Show in Vegas Feb 15-20. Met a lot of great new contacts- saw some old and new accounts and shared a booth and hotel with my friend Melissa of Melissa makes fabulous bags out of vintage fabrics- think Anthropologie meets Barney's . In fact, Barney's of Japan just picked up her line- she was a great boothmate and room mate. We stayed at Planet Hollywood- Great hotel.I had fabulous tangerine cosmos at Koi.

After recovering from Vegas, I finished up the fall catalog for my cashmere line - you can see some shots at .Did some administrative things like getting some new reps for my line so now I have someone in every corner of the US. I created a new cardigan style - pic is attached and they are now available for purchase online at and

Then began big preparations for my first show in Toronto. That's right I am exhibiting in Toronto at the Spring One of a Kind SHow.
Exciting. I leave Monday with my 3 giant suitcases. Wish me luck. you can also find me now on twitter under user "cashmeregal"

Best to you all and shoot me an email to say hi at

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Violette Liquidation Final Week!

Yes, sadly this is our final week of business. We just couldn't recover from the economic disaster of 2008. We are wondering where our bailout is? Since bailout is not forthcoming we will be drinking champagne and pondering our future on Friday at the store.

Now many of your have asked what I will do next.
Hmmm. Not sure , am open to suggestions, but here are a couple thoughts that have crossed my mind:

Slinging cocktails at the J & M ( sadly they too are now closed)

Chauffeur- might be a stretch as last year I backed into my
husbands car and took out a mailbox with my side mirror

Border Patrol Agent- Rats! just missed out on this as I am over the 40 year old age limit to apply- thought I might be good at this since I look sooo intimidating

Dog Walker- This also may not work since I was taken down by my 2 standard poodles in December on a walk- see previous post with injury photos

Yes, sadly this is what happens to an over 40 female college educated business owner in this blasted economy

If you have any suggestions , you may email me at
Also, stop by the store this week for fabulous deals- 70% off plus the $5 table or just to say hi!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Violette is Closing

Yes, it is official we are closing the shop. Take advantage of our liquidation sale everything is 30-70% off including new holiday arrivals from Velvet, Level99, La Made, Modaspia, Voluspa, Belabumbum, Lucy B and more. I am putting some pics here of what is still available for our out of town customers, call the store and we will ship to you-206 652 8991 or email

Thursday, January 1, 2009

January Sale Starts Tomorrow January 2nd !

Hope you all had a great holiday! The January sale starts tomorrow- with everything in the store 25% to 70% off-upstairs in the loft is the 40 -70% off racks full with new markdowns from fall/winter goods , and downstairs everything is 25% off including Voluspa and Belabumbum lingerie- Get there early for best selection. Here are some sale examples-Velvet ruffle shirt now 40% off, Rebe dress 40% off, Kumi Boot 25% off