…spreads all over the world! We just showed at Fashion’s largest tradeshow, Magic in Las Vegas. We sold more bags than ever before to stores all over the world. Here’s a Behind-the-Scenes look at our adventure in the glamorous Fashion world:Setting up our booth at Mandalay Bay convention center:a look around the giant fashion marketplace at displays, handbag booths and details:You are the first to hear; we have a serious inventory issue. We’re already sold out of a couple bags when we just got them in last week! Yikes! Shop now to get what you want. Thanks to you, we are growing so much! Always, AMY & Victoria

Sometimes the name says it all. Retropolitan rocks as the name of a cool, funky shop in Edmond, OK. Lauren is the owner and she has carried amykathryn for years. She has a great mix of merch in her large space. I’d love to see some styled outfits of ladies hailing from Edmond.

Always, AMY

I know it’s still 2011, but we are so excited about next season’s collection that we’ve been hard at work on lately!  Since we love all our loyal fans and supporters, we wanted to give you a sneak peek of what to expect for Spring of next year: neutrals mixed with bold pops of color, ruffle details, knotted elements, accent stitching and as always, a new print design!

Available February 2012. Wholesalers: Order now! Click here to download Spring 12 Catalog.

Are you as excited now as we are?!? Fans will be able to pre-order on our website starting in January 2012.

Victoria & Amy

Way more pics and stories to come upon my return. Happy Weekend!

So I am already sending out a preview of what our Spring 2012 Collection will be to store buyers. In designing the collection, it all started with collages. I showed you one collage here already that inspired the tangerine and magenta color combination. Here’s another that inspired some new handbag designs. Always, AMY

Food trucks Galore

Yesterday was one of those Sunday Fundays. I rode my cruiser over to the Farmer’s Market on Main street to get my favorite Tiger Chai and coconut water with coconut juiced pulp, and then headed over to Abbot Kinney in Venice for the street festival. The best way to go is via two wheels because it gets packed! It was great people watching and great stuff! Lots of the vendors are the same that exhibit at the Unique LA sample sale twice a year. amykathryn will be exhibiting at Unique LA in December! O, and I ran into Amy Tan from Amy Tangerine! Super fun to see Amy & JC styling in Venice! Always, AMY

Food Trucks Galore

Many a Music StageBeautiful Ceramics

Funky Freaky art too

 

I picked up enough loot to fill the basket

 

I got some handmade mugs, 70s style, for my necessary hot drinks every morning

 

Essential oil Lemongrass soy candle

Hanging macrame pots with succulents to add to my patio garden

Yesterday Chiao, from Amy Tangerine, and I had a great time hanging out at Equinox gym. No, we weren’t there to work out. We were mostly eating, drinking and hanging out. And yes, having a trunk show for my bags and Amy Tan’s t-shirts.

Enjoy your weekend & talk soon! Always, AMY

O and one more thing for today…

I can’t get this song out of my head… I like the sounds, the simple, dark emo mood of it all but it has this underlying humor. Maybe the xylophone sound makes me smile?! Always, AMY


That’s right… we’re doing a GIVEAWAY!!! One lucky amykathryn fan will win a bag of their choice from our Fall 2011 Collection!  This contest will run now through October 9th.  On Monday, October 10th we will announce the winner here on our blog.  All you have to do is one or all of the following:

1. Subscribe to this amykathryn Blog!

2. Follow us on Twitter!

3. Fan us on Facebook!

4. Follow us on Pinterest!

5. Follow us on Polyvore!

The more steps you do, the greater your chance of winning. Also, join in our conversations, tweets, pins, posts, and status updates! Your voice is important to us.

Thanks for being such great fans! xoxo

 

 

Our temp, Candee, found a new, full-time position with a wonderful company. She really displayed her talents and was quickly swept up by a caring boss. They even have another employee at the new company. Her name is Roxy and they get along really well. We will remember you fondly Candee!

I use my lucky troll pencil for occasional, important sketching. I’ve had this guy since the 90s, and now he’ll remind me of that crazy haired Candee girl.

We might get another temp soon… stay tuned.  Always, AMY