Dash & Albert | the dash stash

I dream of rooms filled with Dash & Albert rugs.

Seriously.

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I remember the first time I ran across their rugs…I was in college and looking for a dorm room runner.  I didn’t buy it at the time, but I picked one out for Ava’s nursery, and my sweet mom-in-law gave it to us.  From then on, I was hooked.

And now, here they are, in all their striped glory…in our shop.

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Welcome to another addition of Shop Talk!

I thought I’d not only share pics of the beautiful Dash Stash (what we’re calling our Dash & Albert stocked corner), but my thoughts on how we’d stock this line.

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For those of you new to retail, or just curious (we’re trying to slowly tackle all of your questions!), taking on a new line usually means a few things: there’s a minimum opening order, sometimes a minimum reorder, shipping prices/caps to consider, & display purchases.

For instance, with Dash & Albert, you’ve probably seen a ton of wall displays that hold large samples of the rugs, right?  They’re gorgeous, and granted, I love them, but they were a little out of our budget.

Here’s the reasons we decided to buy specific sizes/colors rather than buy all the samples and wall displays.  Number 1. We can’t sell the displays (and again, we like to work within cash flow, and to sell anything and everything that’s in our shop) & Number 2. While we carry a lot of new merchandise, we try to rearrange a LOT, and we want it to still feel like people can find one-of-a-kind pieces.

For instance, we just sold out of our few Fresh Pie signs…and we won’t reorder them for a while.  I want the shop to feel new and fresh and found.

It goes the same with our rugs…we’ll reorder a lot of colors and styles of the inexpensive 2×3 rugs, but the larger ones we’ll vary and bring something new to the shop as we sell out.

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I honestly ADORE seeing this brand beside our own…I am so very proud to carry this line.  I may already be sneaking some of it home with me.

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Y’all.  These throws are soooo cozy.  And, they are the size of a twin-sized blanket…so a great deal and would be great for bedding or a throw.

Here’s some more Dash & Albert goodness on the way as we speak…

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dash & albert | perfectly imperfect

dash & albert | perfectly imperfect

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dash & albert | perfectly imperfect

dash & albert | perfectly imperfect

dash & albert | perfectly imperfect

In other news, our online shop is almost done!!  That means that soon, you’ll be able to shop with us with a click of a button…we’re so thrilled for the opportunity and to bring a little bit of our local shop to each and every one of y’all.

Speaking of all that’s going on, I better get on with it today.

Happy workday, friends.

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12 Responses to Dash & Albert | the dash stash

  1. Centsational Girl March 4, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    I HEART D&A! So so excited to see their products avail in your shop!! xoxo

  2. Jessica @ Dear Emmeline March 4, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    wish I lived close enough to pop in and shop. can’t wait til the online store is open! going to check out the D&A throws!

  3. Amy March 4, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    So will these be available in your online store? Love them!

  4. Aja March 4, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    LOVE all of their striped goodness! Beautiful in your shop.

  5. Megan W. March 4, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    for some reason, this is the first time I did not have a problem linking onto your sight. Ever since your change up, it has been a challenge because it would take far longer then I have time to wait. As we are all so busy it seems these days, often I just have time for a quick read and therefore, because it takes so long, via my AOL google connection, I would have to delete before I had a chance to read your entry. So bummed. Cuz I love your blog.

    Thanks, Megan

    • perfectlyimperfect March 5, 2013 at 11:28 am #

      So sorry for the trouble, Megan! We’re working on some things.. :-)
      shaunna

  6. elaine March 4, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    these are great rugs. looking forward to your online shop opening!

  7. Kristine March 5, 2013 at 4:42 am #

    Shaunna, you have NO IDEA how envious I am of the fact you have Dash & Albert in your country, let alone in your very own store!
    It is soooo rare (and therefor $$$) here in Oz and there are no real alternatives. So sad :(

  8. Kelly March 5, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    I love Dash and Albert too and have several of them. I am also thinking about buying one of the beach totes, they are also adorable. Looking forward to seeing your store.

  9. joanna March 5, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    oh, can’t wait to shop your online store! such excitement! =)

  10. Sherri March 5, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    I am all about stripes and LOVE Dash and Albert! We only have one rug so far, but maybe more soon… Can’t wait to see your online store!

  11. Krys @ ImprovingKrys March 7, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    Those are great choices, and I love the display you’ve pulled together!! I don’t have anything from D&A, but I’ve been admiring them for quite a long time!

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