18 September 2018

Twenty Years Old

20. It's a good round number of time that you can pick up, examine, mull, and then, put somewhere over there. It's a hurdle. It's thank you, sayonara, and hopefully we have learned from it. By shopkeeping standards, it is categorically considered an accomplishment. By my standards, making it through your first year is an accomplishment. 

So, in the spirit of this accomplishment, why don't you come by this Thursday and celebrate with us? You, yes you dear reader, are one of the reasons Pod is still part of your small business community.  Let us make a toast to YOU. From 5-7p we will have bubby--both the spirited variety and 'I gotta drive' variety. Treats too: cupcakes by Beverly Hsu, and savory goodness fashioned by a long time client Liz Garvey at Fork Lift Catering. And, we want you to enjoy 20% off of your purchases that day anytime from opening until close. We've even made a fun Pod tote bag celebrating 20 things have consistently made this place thrive--all wonderfully illustrated by our talented friend and fellow Podette, Diane Dube. If you're one of our online friends, you'll be able to apply the code: wow20  and receive the same discount towards your purchase. 

The images above illustrate our different locations over the years.  6 Davis Avenue, 313 Washington Street (both in Brookline Village, MA), and then our dear 35 Sacramento St. in Cambridge. The other pics simply bring fond memories. A favorite Fedex guy in Tulip's bed vying for the rubber bone, my dear friend Frank at the flower market-we've known each other through many good and many challenging times. And there is Diane. She's always been a good sport about modeling almost anything I wrap around her and has been a supportive friend and colleague during all of 'this'. There are many people to thank for these twenty years. I'll do so in person on Thursday when I see you.  much love, julie

10 August 2018

Things That Fit On This

Greetings from Cambridge, MA. 

Late Summer Edition.  This is the time of year when the shop is rather bare, but we love it this way.  As new items for Fall slowly trickle in, our space is recreated. New colors and textures begin to inform the mood for the next few months.

Our collection this round was inspired by one of the many rustic antique stools that recently arrived. This one had a particular kidney bean shaped seat and its character just seemed to pipe up more than the others. So, we shot things that fit on it.  It's a group of our favorite items in this moment and some are even new for Fall. Hope you enjoy. 

HEADS UP:  Pod will be closed August 26th - September 4th. This includes our brick and mortar shop and our online shop. 

16 July 2018

Summer Sale is On

--much adored retail colleague who will go un-named--

SALE.  It's a word that evokes many things. It may mean the opportunity to purchase a coveted item that didn't fit into the budget at an earlier time. It sometimes signals a jump-start on holiday shopping. And to some, YAHOOO! Just one more reason to shop, shop, and treat yourself or a friend. Whatever the reason is, there are usually a lot of smiles at our sale and that's just fine by us. 

For a shopkeeper though, a sale is always a welcomed way to clean house and mentally prepare for what our next presentation or direction will be. It also allows for the humbling opportunity to acknowledge that the 'oh people are going to love this...' item wasn't such a great idea after-all and... it needs to move along. They can't all be winners and in this way, shopkeeping is a whole lot like gambling. Except, we get to experience daylight and there's a lot less smoking involved.

Here on our site, we're highlighting a few items that are on sale this Summer. There's plenty more in our shop and we hope you'll come by to poke around. The discounts are deep and we're aiming to wrap this up fairly quickly. Don't delay.

Online Sale Begins Tuesday July 17th.
In-Store Sale Begins Wednesday July 18th and will end Saturday July 21st.