Summer market, here we come…

Bombay Mermaid has been invited back to the Greenpointers market for summer! It’s happening Sunday July 19th, and as always, it’ll be full of amazing vendors, free workshops, arts & crafts, a photo booth, and plenty of other reasons to spend a Sunday in the gorgeous Greenpoint Loft space. This market has become something of a seasonal tradition for my family, friends and fellow artists/designers. I can remember the first time I took part in 2011. Since then it’s grown from a cute little craft fair to a legit pop-up of creativity & commerce.

For the first time ever, I’ll be selling original clothing at the market in addition to jewelry and other vintage treasures. Today I sat outside with a cup of tea and finished painting our new wooden sign. Can’t wait to hang it up!

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The news of the summer market also reminded me that I never shared photos from the spring market, which was a blast. It was Bombay Mermaid’s most successful market ever, definitely in part to our upgraded technology (the Etsy card reader, which is so rad). Lots of smiling faces and happy customers.

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Aunt Kathy & Mom!

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Drop by the Bombay Mermaid Etsy shop and definitely come see us at the market on July 19th! RSVP here.

Sunday, July 19 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Greenpoint Loft, 61-67 West St, Brooklyn, New York 11222

xo

M

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2 Years!

Bombay Mermaid is 2 years old this weekend! To celebrate, we’re having an epic sale and adding new summery designs to the shop all week.

Use code YAY2YEARS to receive 40% off all orders until Sunday night ~ etsy.com/shop/bombaymermaid 10% of all sales will be donated to the Women’s Earth Alliance. Love you mermz!

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xo

M

Treasure chests

This season we’re excited to offer hand-painted, hand-embellished jewelry and gift boxes, inspired by Indian bridal henna and some of our favorite holiday jewel tones. If you’re looking for the perfect gift, or you need a place to stash your international loose change and some favorite jewelry, you’re going to love them.

There are four one of a kind designs, up in the shop right now.

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Get one for you, and one for a mermaid you adore…

Black Friday

Deep discounts today only on mermaid-worthy gifts and all of the gorgeous things in our shop! The Christmas stockings are selling like hot cakes, so now’s your chance to get a one of a kind gift for someone you super love this season. Also in the shop, hand-knit legwarmers, jeweled bib necklaces (helloooo New Year’s Eve!) and exotic accents of all kinds…

Today only: Use code BLACKFRIDAY14 for 35% off everything in the shop!

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As an exciting addendum, we’ll be extending our donation to Mahima Creations into December… so go forth and shop for a good cause, mermaids!

October notes

Dear mermaids. How are your Octobers progressing?

While usually my favorite month, this October has been a particularly challenging one. Aside from enduring some swirling existential uncertainties (which I attribute to my own personal return of Saturn and the bizarre and beautiful collage of life in general), I’ve also been putting in long hours behind the sewing machine to prepare the Bombay Mermaid collection for the annual Sisters on the Runway fashion show. Bombay Mermaid will open both shows on the 24th and 25th (grab your tickets here if you’re in NYC—proceeds go to an amazing organization that benefits women and children impacted by domestic violence), and I am both beyond excited and, of course, super anxious.

In addition to this, the shop has been busy, so I’ve been packing and shipping orders while working on a brand new collection of accessories for the holiday season, which you can expect to see in the shop soon. I’m also working on an amazing, theatrical mask for a performer and friend, which will debut on Halloween.

It’s hard to design from the heart when your heart feels heavy, but focusing in on creative energy is one of the most nurturing things you can do for yourself. If you’re also having a rough time this fall, I encourage you to bust out some paint brushes, beads, or fabric and vent with your hands.

The new Libra moon means all sorts of new opportunity and creative energy for Libras like myself, so I’ll be working hard to deliver some of that goodness to all of you through the shop, as well as through a gorgeous new lookbook, and a few other gems that are in the works.

This is a more personal blog than I would usually write, but I wanted to take a minute to update you and to say thank you for supporting the shop and making me smile.

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We’re already half way through October, so let’s make the rest of it completely magical.

With love,

M

P.S. Be sure to come hang out on facebook and instagram for mermaid-worthy inspiration (and some impending holiday coupon codes)!