Friday, May 28, 2010

Nubuk Revival

So, I have been in the shoe business now for 7 years and I am happy to say that we have finally stumbled upon a product that actually cleans nubuk! This product is supposed to clean suede too - and I am sure it does. I bought a little bottle of a product called Dyo cleaner in Chicago a few years back but I was never able to locate a manufacturer for it. It was a spot cleaner - that was absolutely amazing! I guess the Dyo company went out of business. Luckily for nubuk & suede lovers everywhere - LCI is producing the spot cleaner under their name. When I called my distributor, I found that LCI also makes a suede/nubuk foam cleaner. Yeah!

The cleaner is a foam product and a little goes a long way. I have some before and after pics below. These are my husband's Sperry Top-siders that he mowed the lawn in (more than once) The poor shoes have been abused. I applied the foam and brushed it in with a kids toothbrush. I let it dry and went back over a couple of spots again.Don't they look awesome! To finish them off, I sprayed them with Suede Renew - to brighten up the color. I can't believe how great they look!
The product is pretty inexpensive too. It was so easy and took no time at all to do, so the next time your husband wants to mow the lawn in his nice shoes, you will be prepared : )

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Strapless Flip Flops - hmmmmm

Picture is from the NY Daily News Article -

Just saw these in a tweet from Simple. Very entertaining! Not exactly sure how they work. It seems to me that if you wore them in the sand, the sand would stick - yuk! I also wonder if the stickee stuff stays on the bottom of your feet. Very interesting - check out the article below
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

11th Anniversary Sale

12th Street Shoes
11th Anniversary Sale
Fri. May 14th - Sun. May 16th
It is time again for our Anniversary Sale! Enjoy 10% off all regular priced shoes and accessories. Come early for the best selection of $20, $40 and $60 sale shoes.

Free gift with purchase on select brands while supplies last. Bring in a pair of gently worn shoes and we will take an additional $5 off your entire purchase (limited to one discount per customer). These shoes will be donated to the YWCA's Back to Work Boutique.

Sorry - but no pre-sales or holds.

Come early for best selection.
Friday - Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday Noon - 5pm.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Call for Artists - Stilettos on Parade

Time to unleash your inner artist! We are looking for people to decorate high heel shoes for our art show on June 18th. Prizes and a trophy given to the People's Choice Award and the Gal's at 12th Street Shoes Favorite Award.

This year we will be auctioning off the art pieces and donating all the money to the Womencare Shelter in Bellingham. All of the artwork will be put on display during the Fairhaven Solstice Walk a-bout on June 18th.

Stop by the store to pick up your shoe to decorate for the show.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Girls Night Out Soiree

We had such a blast last night! Good times had by all! The sun came out and made the night just perfect. So many women out in the district - it was awesome! The night started off with a Bra Parade down Harris - this IS an event for Breast Cancer. The parade was triple the size it was last year. The first video is of the parade.

The festivities culminated at the Fairhaven Pub. It started with a tango demonstration, then a little music from Tom Sandbloom - he was awesome. My hubby then emceed the Fashion Show. HE is such a sport. He even wore is pink cummerbund and tie. You have to watch the video below and wait for Fairhaven Bike & Ski to come out - they were very entertaining! My favorite of the night.

We aren't the best video people so no jokes. We tried!

I didn't video the bachelor auction, but I should have. Cute boys out there! Shannon was great as the emcee for this. Perfect choice! The evening ended with an "I will survive" dance by Ariel. This I can't describe you just have to watch it.

I sure hope we raised a lot of money for St. Joseph's Cancer Center last night. I will let you know as soon as we have the final talley. Can't wait until next year!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Girls Night Out in Fairhaven

Big things happening this Thursday in Fairhaven! It is the 5th annual Girls Night Out. It is going to be a great night - so much to do! We will be spinning the prize wheel for some very fun PINK prizes. We are also raffling off a pair of Pink Simple shoes. They are on display at the store if you want to take a look ahead of time. Hope to see you all there!

Join Fairhaven's Red Carpet Gala! This is the 5th annual GNO event that benefits the St. Joseph Cancer Center. Visit the 40 participating shops, diners, salons, Galleries and wellness sites in Fairhaven . Pick up a Passport for $10.00 at Southside Trends, 12th Street shoes, Blessings, Katies Cupcakes and Bead Bazaar starting April 15th til the night of the event. Passport includes 10 raffle tickets and admission to The Fairhaven Pub for the fashion show, Bachelor auction, female comedians and more. Dress in your Red Carpet finest gown and you may be picked to join the fashion show and win a trophy & prize.

click on www.girlsnightoutfairhaven for more information.