We, at Material Things, were introduced to our new Fall Collection 2010. Once again Cheryl McMullen has created an outstanding season of fresh spins on sophistication. You will be excited to see her mingling of chic, bohemian twists fused with gypsy inspirations. Gypset is the name which is constructed by Gypsy+Jet Set=Gypset.
She imagined a gypsetter moving from Marrakesh to Marfa or from Shanghai to Somerset. Vintage pieces and their influence infuses the collection. The fabrications are also impressive. You will see organic, leather, silk, wool and cotton. All pieces are embroidered and embellished. ps-denim is being reintroduced.
We know you will love this fall's designs as we do. Coming up next week begins WESA, our largest show of the year. Our phone number is 303-295-1445 toll free is 877-295-1445 and our email is firstname.lastname@example.org. We strongly suggest that an appointment is made as we have so many already.
Directly at the completion of the Denver Market is Dallas which is January 21st through January 24th. Our suite number is 14595. Fall's Collection can be seen in Las Vegas, Nevada at the WINN SHOW which is February 15th through the 18th in the Amazon Room, Booth A2127.
All of these markets are very important. Clearly this collection and theme are inspiring and we know your sales will be great!
Hopefully we will see you soon,
Colin, Shelli and Tyler
The Denver WESA show begins on January 14th and runs until the 19th of January. We are proudly representing Double D Ranchwear Apparel and Double D Home Collection,Vintage Revival Jewelry, Jaun Antonio and Moulin Rouge for our handbag lines, Kim Yubeta and Don Lucas.
Everything we represent are all diverse from one another, but yet remaining in the arena that compliments Double D Ranchwear so well.
Our suite numbers are #3363 and #3364. Please either call us at 303-295-1445, Toll free is 877-295-1445, email is email@example.com and our fax is 303-295-1446.
Remember, WESA is our largest show of the year so we do encourage appointments to be made. We will do our best to fit you in to the time slot you want. We will be showing you spring/summer for 2010 and introducing Fall 1 for 2010.
The next show will be at the Dallas World Trade Center, located 2050 Stemmons Freeway. Our suite number there is 14595. Again, we will be showing those who didn't see spring/summer and Fall 1. If you want to add to your spring/summer order, this would be a great opportunity. Those dates are January 21st through the 24th. Again, appointments are strongly recommended. At this show, you will see Double D and Vintage Revival.
Our WINN Show in Las Vegas, begins February 15th through the 18th. We don't know our booth number yet, but as soon as we know, we will fill you in. We will be in the Amazon Room.
Tyler is in Tucson Arizona today and Tuesday and Wednesday he will be in Scottsdale and Cave Creek. If anyone is interested in seeing Tyler in Arizona please let us know quickly.
Shelli is a Punk
We just returned home from Dallas, Texas, last night. We finished our last show there and it was a complete success. We almost doubled the figures from last year. Some people needed more fall 2009 to fill their stores for winter as they've sold everything. Then we showed all of spring to those customers who had not seen spring. We also introduced the summer line to over 50 customers. The response was outstanding. The summer line was smaller than spring so we were able to see more people and show them in a shorter amount of time. Both lines are fabulous, what can we say? Next on the agenda is Arizona and Albuquerque on November 1st for one week. Please make appointments with Tyler to see spring, summer and fall 2009. He will be calling as he will be traveling the entire week and you don't want to miss this "home run," season. We have added in two new colors for the gorlitza skirt. The first will be white with red and blue bric brac which is called The Patriot. And the second one has a delft blue body with red and white bric brac The style numbers are S1379 for the short one at $49.00 and S1397 for the long one at $65.00. Shelli and Colin are leaving for Santa Ynez, California to do a trunk show at Outpost. They have many customers and many of them are equestrians. We are expecting a very successful trunk show there. Might even sneak in a dinner in Santa Barbara.
That wraps up the traveling until January 2010. Then the frenzy starts again with Denver WESA, which is our biggest show in the year and back to Dallas. We will be introducing fall of 2010 and showing spring/summer who haven't seen them yet.
Please see spring on our website which is materialthings.com or you may call us at 877-295-1445 to ask questions or place an order. Our fax number is 303-295-1446.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Colin and Shelli Brockman
Our suitcases are slowly but surely climbing the stairs for two large markets in October. The first one is our Albquerque market which runs from October 16th-18th. We will be showing Double D for Spring 2010. The name of this season is "East Meets West, Culture Clash."
We will show you an infusion of eastern and western flair combined together in many pieces. You will see brightly colored rodeo shirts that can be paired with gorlitza skirts (spanish influence). Fushcia, Berry, Ming Green, Indonesian Ivory, to name just a few are some of the colors for spring.
The October Dallas Market is one of our largest in the year, so we encourage you to make an appointment. At this market, we show spring and all the new pieces for summer 2010.
Attendance is way up, so we are calling and emailing for apppointments.
Tyler is leaving this Friday, October 9th, for the Tobacco Leaf's Trunk Show. Shelli and Colin will be going November 6th and 7th for Outpost's trunk show in Santa Ynez, California.
We just completed a wonderfully, successful show at Ranch at the Rim, in San Antonio Texas. It was a benefit for the American Cancer Society The event was completely catered and featured 22 models. Many of the models had experienced cancer themselves. Double D's clothes looked so great!!! The Double D girls came up from Yoakum, Texas, also. Ranch at the Rim has a fabulous section designated for Double D clothing. To get first spring deliveries, all spring paper should be in by October 20th at the latest.
There is some fall 2009 merchandise that you can order and have it in your store long before the holidays. We will have all pieces with us.
We look forward to seeing you soon. Spring has been a huge hit so come see what the hubhub
has been all about. Our toll free number is 877-295-1445.
Colin, Shelli and Tyler
Double D Ranch's designer, Cheryl McMullen, has done her homework and it definitely showed it up in her new collection. In fact, at our first market showing in Dallas, Texas mid August, Double D Ranch broke records in attendance and numbers. Much to our delight and despite the economic times, our showroom was a frenzy and we feel we can attribute to Cheryl's unique vision into fashion's future and trends, her extensive research and her to true devotion to her craft. This is what has kept Double D Ranchwear on top of the women's apparel world for over 20 years.
Double D Ranch's, Spring 2010 collection, is a dichotomy of mixing various cultures and melding them into this season's "Culture Clash Theme." It's not about opposites and diverse cultures, but about connections, unity and faith around the world. "Culture Clash," simply put, is a where east meets west.
Color, and lots of it, is still important for this selling season. Double D Ranch's color palette pulls it's color inspiration from Holi or India's Festival of Colors. Then (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/holi.(saturated oranges, juxtaposed to fresh berry colors are key. An intense ming-green melds with vibrant yellows and true reds, keeping the color palette fun and fresh. The key to making the palette work is white and it's liberal use in keeping all of the intense colors beautifully tamed.
This season we are seeing a delft mixing of western playfulness, gypsy junking, and asian flair in Double D Ranch's Spring Collection. Colorful, bright folk embroideries are key with motifs ranging from Mexican florals, Chinese dragons, Mendhi tattoos, and the tried and true; western cowgirl. Graphics and embroidery say so much; they tell us a story.
Since 1993, crosses have played an important role in the designs for Double D Ranchwear. Cheryl McMullen, is always ready to give God the sole and soul credit for each and every collection. The Christian cross can be seen symbolically throughout her collection this season.
We hope that by sharing Cheryl's inspirations, you will understand and be able to explain how the designer got her ideas for this upcoming spring season. Cheryl spends countless hours researching future fashion trends along with circa eras to bring you and your customer the best that Double D strives to always offer.
Please post your thoughts and your pictures from your stores or your customers on our blog. It will be seen by at least 500 to 600 other stores that are Double D Devotees.
The Las Vegas show at the Rio is called the WINN. Our booth number is A2127. Please call us for an appointment, so that we may see you at your best time. Our toll-free number is 877-295-1445.
The September WESA show runs Sept. 11-14. We are currently making appointments for that show also.
The October show in Dallas is Oct. 21-25 at the World Trade Center.
The Albquerque, New Mexico show is Oct. 15-18 at the Clubhouse Inn on Menaul.
The year is 3/4 over and Double D is really starting to rev up on its Fall sales. Please let us know what your needs are, so that we can get you what you want.
We didn't forget you! All three of us have been on the road more than half of the summer. And, can you believe that August 1, 2009 is almost here? We here that shipping is going so well and we are really pleased. Of course, call us with any questions or concerns.
We have a lot to tell you.
First of all, we have decided not to carry Coreen Cordova jewelry any longer.
We want to introduce you to Kim Yubeta. Kim is a native American Indian who lives in Tubac Arizona, She has been featured for some time in Simply Santa Fe in Sante Fe, New, Mexico, Crosby Gallery in Park City Utah and Karen Newby Gallery in Tubac Arizona.
Her work is so fabulous, like nothing we've ever represented, so it is flying out the doors. Some stores have already picked up her collection, so we need to be careful to protect the stores that have her.
Please visit our website which is materialthingshowroom.com to view her work. She can customize her pieces and each piece comes with a complete explanation of every stone and gemstone included If you decide you might like some pieces, basically, you need to jump on it. Every piece is one of a kind. She can create similar certainly. Please visit and revisit the website to review what we represent and fall/holiday Double D.
We will be in Dallas (Room # 14595) for the Double D introduction of Spring 2010. This is a busy, busy market so we will be calling for appointments. If you already know when you want to come in, just call us at 877-295-1445. We realize that many of you prefer not making appointments, but it really helps us in planning who will be in and when so no one needs to wait at all. We also need to know how much lunch to prepare. Later margueritas and popcorn.
August 31st we will be doing the WINN Show at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas (Room # A2127). Another busy show. Whenever we introduce the new season, there is a bit of a frenzy. Again, we will be calling or feel free to call us.
Tyler has been traveling through the mountains quite a bit seeing whoever wants to see him. You can still see fall and after the middle of August we can show you Spring 2010, providing it doesn't conflict with a market.
The huge market in Denver is WESA. This year it is September 11th-14th at the Denver Merchandise Mart. All of our collections will be there in our two rooms, which are 3363 and 3364. Make your hotel, flight and car rental reservations early in the game. There are lots of stores that attend this market. If you stay close to the Mart, most of them provide shuttles.
We look forward to a great season. Our goal is to assist you in anyway we can to make 2010 successful for all of us.
Colin and Shelli Brockman
Remember everyone-you can send me an inspiration, a funny story, etc. for your store along with a picture if you would like. All of our customers are starting to read it and post. It is free advertising and a captive audience.
Colin and I and Tyler just completed the Dallas Market which was Thursday until Sunday. Our business was the best in years, so go figure! Almost twice the business in the last few years. Get it? Double D? It was so nice to already see fall tee shirts on some of our customers. Delivery and production are so great and we can thank Hedy for that. She is on it!
Tyler is on the road for one more week at least through the states of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. He has made some great sales, so that is so encouraging in this economy. If you were concerned and didn't order enough spring/summer Double D, don't get caught again! We ran out and so did the stores.
The orders for Fall 1+2 are completely wonderful. Try to catch Tyler on the road when we call for a personal appearance. Call us at 877-295-1445 or our address, firstname.lastname@example.org. You should have received the new green picture catalogue by now.
We are getting so many calls and orders, that we suggest you look at it before certain pieces are no longer available. If you need one, just let us know. All of Fall 1+2 are on our website whereas the photo catalogue doesn't have every piece.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Colin, Shelli and Tyler