Saturday, July 18, 2009

WHAT? (or, Why I must go to L.A. July 24)

Exterior, Woodson & Rummerfield's L.A. shop

A friend and customer just forwarded me the following e-mail, bearing a headline that has become the mantra of so many retailers lately (ourselves included):

"It Is Time to Rediscover the Elegance of Basics"

And here's the text that follows, which has got me all in a tizzy:

"Dear valued W&R Patrons,

At the end of July, Woodson & Rummerfield’s showroom will be moving from La Cienega Blvd to ONLINE.

There will be new and interesting home good products online that will have you absolutely pining. This means our online retail site and design offices are continuing onward, full force with many exciting projects in the works!

So, pop by and bid the La Cienega shop farewell on Friday July 24th ~ there will be deep discounts on one of a kind items up to 75% off through out the rest of the month. 724 N. La Cienega Blvd, LA 90069, 310-659-3010."

Interior, W&R showroom

Those of you who know me or follow our blog know how much I love Woodson & Rummerfield, and one of the to-do's topping my list for the last few years has been a visit to their charming shop. Looks like I had better start making my travel plans...who's with me?

In the meantime, I have penned a letter of my own:

"Dear Economy,

You suck.



compulsively compiled said...

I'd like to add my signature!!

Rebecca June said...

Are you actually going? I may have to...


Rebecca June

Revival Home and Garden said...

I'm kinda thinking about it, Rebecca, despite how ridiculously complicated it would be to arrange. I'll go if you do.

Alicia said...

Why must you hit good things. can't you take out the cheaply made crap instead???

Cristin said...

I agree - the economy stinks! It's hard to see the good brick and mortar's go.


gatherings home said...

Again eloquently said. And yah, I feel the W&R sadness here too. It makes me feel a little affirmation when royalty can't even make it. This really bites though.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

aww, and i've been to their store a few times and it's so cute!! so sad, and an unfortunate sign of the times.

btw, i just wanted to let you know that we awarded you the I Love Your Blog Award! You can see the award in today's post on our blog! Feel free to pass it along to those other blogs you love!!

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