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Bow Ties for your Pets, Who knew??

Posted on January 23, 2014 by Brinko Ties | 6 comments

    

 

This is something we have wanted to do for a long time, but weren't really quite sure which approach we wanted to take (bow tie attached to collar or something that attached to existing collar) or how they would be received.  I spent time talking to my pet owner friends and strangers alike and the consensus seemed to be that everyone has a collar for their pet already, so why not make it easy and just supply the bow tie or bow that simply attaches. Super cute for lady pets in front OR on the side at 10 or 2 o'clock.

After gathering research we decided to test the waters at Unique LA this past December.  We were nervous wondering how would they be received?  In an age where there are so many pet accessories would we be taking it too far?  Was the market already saturated with ideas?  The answer was most decidedly NO!  The best no we could have gotten.  Despite making more than we originally talked about we still SOLD OUT on the first day.  Don't be mistaken, there are no complaints here, that is the BEST type of problem to have.  The hubby and I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning watching Christmas movies and churning out these adorable miniature bow ties and had a blast doing it :)  The next day we had the same response, and we are thrilled to get these rolling into production starting this month, they should be on the website very soon.

As always we love doing custom work so if you wanted a special tie for your furry friend for a special occasion, Valentines day ahem ahem!, or you want to include your pup in your wedding day and would love to match with the groomsmen, no problem.  We welcome any and all special requests. 

 

The best part about this journey is seeing pictures of all the pets looking ever so dapper in their bows and bow ties.  There are three sizes to choose from and are very easy to put on or remove. 

Oh, and one last thing, we will be doing a photo shoot soon in Los Angeles.  Do you, or anyone you know, have a fabulous pup that would like to participate??  Please comment below, we would love to include you!

 

Special thanks to Spencer, La Moosh, Luna, Buddy, Rosie and a few unnamed that are photographed above!

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Shop Small Saturday 11/30/2013!

Posted on November 25, 2013 by Brinko Ties | 3 comments

 

We are excited to be participating in the American Express Shop Small Movement this year and wanted to take a minute to talk about why it's so important to support local business.  Don't get us wrong, we love to shop at places like Target, and I'm a sucker for a Nordstrom experience but when you think about the boutique around the corner, dutifully opening it's doors, trying to provide a unique product for it's neighboring communities, it is difficult to answer why you wouldn't support such a venture. 

Really it's nothing more than altering your habits, we go to these places because it's both easy and familiar while Mom and Pop shops require more effort.  It seems in today's culture we are exceedingly hesitant to communicate with those we encounter in the physical world and prefer to keep our eyes glued to a screen, passively engaged in a virtual existence.  Big Box stores almost encourage this type of behavior because employees seem aloof and are just present for the paycheck.  I can't say that I am without fault here but it begs the question,

         What happened to actively engaging in your surroundings?   

     Taking the extra time and effort to shop small and locally can    actually be ...REWARDING.                                                                       

The benefits here are many, from added relationships where new friends become like family, to a shopping experience that is TAILORED to your likes and dislikes because someone CARES about your preferences.  My husband and I have been lucky to experience this with our ever growing relationship at our local wine store, K and L.  When we go, which admittedly is quite often, we are greeted with hellos and hugs, free wine tastings (when others have to pay) and invited to backyard barbeques that only a privileged few are privy to.  This is just one small example but you get the point and with small business on the rise the possibilities for experiences like this are endless.

We can all do our part and make a commitment to take the extra time and effort to shop small and shop local, where the experience you receive, as well as knowing you're helping to keep a business alive, will undoubtedly prove beneficial ...and with the added bonus of avoiding long lines and grumpy cashiers :) 

If you live in Los Angeles do yourself a favor and say hello to the incredibly friendly and helpful gang at

K and L Wines                      

1400 Vine Street

Hollywood, CA 90028

You'll receive a friendly face from all but we are particularly fond of    Mr. Steve Greer...he's the BEST!

 

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We Heart Weddings!

Posted on November 17, 2013 by Brinko Ties | 0 comments

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, We think weddings are Awesome!!  Both Bethany and I had a blast planning our own and to be asked to be a part of someone else’s Big Day is such an honor and a pleasure.  We were approached by Adam late last spring to make some ties for his wedding and we were thrilled to help out.  It was especially fun to work with a groom who had attention to detail and wanted to make sure his look wasn’t just an oversight.  After seeing the pictures we think he knocked it out of the park!  He truly made an impression on his guests and it seems his tie, aside from his gorgeous bride, was the talk of the day.   Score one for Adam, for not only taking part in a creative aspect of his wedding but being an example to grooms everywhere, you too can be remembered for looking fabulous on your wedding day, what a dapper fellow!  

As always, contact us at EandB@BrinkoTies.com to discuss a custom order for any special event.

 


You can check out more pictures from their beautiful wedding @ On The Go Bride..

http://onthegobride.com/2013/11/gatekeepers-museum-lake-tahoe-wedding/

All photos are credited to…

http://mattandjentry.com/

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Custom Ties

Posted on March 12, 2013 by Brinko Ties | 0 comments

Recently we've had a lot of interest in custom ties and we wanted to make sure everyone knows that we <3 doing custom work!  Whether it is for a wedding party, a couple, or individual please don't hesitate to contact us about your special order.  Some helpful information to have ready...

  • who is the tie for
  • which style do you prefer
  • when do you need your order by
  • any creative vision you have for the project...something fun to do is create a joint Pinterest board that will enable us to bounce ideas around

Contact us at brinkoties@gmail.com to get things rolling!

 

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Bonjour Monsieur Groundhog!

Posted on February 04, 2013 by Brinko Ties | 0 comments

 Mr. Ground Hog has spoken and spring will make a much anticipated early appearance, which is great news! This means you can start rockin' your spring looks even sooner, including your Brinko Ties of course!! : )
We have officially released our new collection and they are available for your viewing and purchasing pleasure on our website @ www.BrinkoTies.com

We have also put our Debut Collection on sale!! Our debut collection was our first effort and has lots of unique prints that stretch across all seasons. All of the women's ties will be $25.00 and the men's bow ties are $20.00! 

Elizabeth and I have just returned from our first trip to America's Mart in Atlanta and we are thrilled to have introduced Brinko Ties to the southeast market. We are very optimistic and excited about 2013 and have been doing a lot of planning to propel Brinko Ties further into the marketplace.  But it has all started with our first fans and we can't thank you for your interest and support.  Please tell your friends and family about us as we rely and take pride on word of mouth praise.  We completely understand if you are one of those who likes to keep really good secrets to yourself but if that's you, at least hook your friends and family up with a tie so they stop coveting yours :))) 

Many Blessings to you all in 2013, may it be your Best Year Yet!

Sincerely,
E&B

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