We know how to run a small business. We know how to style an outfit for any woman who walks through our doors so that she leaves feeling like the most million-dollar version of herself. We know how to build drag-down, knock-em-out window displays that would make Anthropologie jelly, and we know how to do it on a budget of zero. We know how to go on magical buying trips, epic and harrowing journeys through seas of unpalatable crap, and return with triumphant arms laden with the spoils of our victory– the cutest shoes, the most badass boots, the most amazing dresses, shining trophies weeded out from the Garden of Polyester Crap that Says Stuff on the Butt. We know how to be a benevolent oasis of glowing beauty in a desert littered with the bones of fallen cattle. Desperate and thirsty pilgrims bend to touch their dried and cracked lips to the glistening beauty of our divine shores, and we know how to sate them, revive them, and send them out with flasks of our vital water as pioneers tasked with the duty of expanding our fertile valley. But above all, we know how to party.
Ain’t NO party like a holiday party. During the holidays, contemporary American popular culture grants you permission to open your mouth as wide as you can and swallow everything in sight while pulling fat fistfuls of cash out of your pockets and tossing it like confetti in the air, slitting your wallet from neck to groin and spilling its entrails over the floor for corporate honchos to swill around in and choke on while they grunt and squeal with greedy pleasure. We also like to throw down during the holidays, but we do it with a little more reserve. A little more class. Audrey Hepburn has been begging us for an invite for years. We grant you permission to walk through our doors and be enchanted by the understated elegance of our holiday decor, to be handed a glass of champagne or beer or wine, your preference, darling, and gratis of course, by a member of our lovely staff. We will woo you with sick jamz from our friend DJ Abstract Soul, we will shimmy, sashay and shake you around our assortment of inexpensive and tasteful presents, we will lovingly wrap your gifts and adorn them with 100% silk ribbons and bows, we will refill your glass until you beg us to stop, and when it’s time for you to go you will leave with tears of joy streaming down your cheeks because of the true Christmas miracle of which you just bore witness: Your holiday shopping is done, your gifts are wrapped, it’s 10 days before Christmas, and your wallet still has enough money to purchase your fill of good cheer at the bar every single one of those nights. And face it, during the holidays, there’s little else you need more. We have what you need. Come and get it.