2015 holds unlimited possibilities. We all get to choose what we’ll make of the year. Regarding our business, we will further tune our selection of products and commit to deeper inventory of our best-selling brand, Birkenstock. At the unfolding of a new year, I always think of taking better care of my body. I’m looking forward to the new sporty styles from Birkenstock, which will be great for walking Midtown as well as vacationing in England next June.
Frank and I were privileged last April to be in New York to help with style development for the Naot brand for this Spring. What fun it will be to see some of our color and style ideas on our customers. When buying for Spring ’15, we were happy to see Cobb Hill’s new interpretations of styles that sold like crazy in ’14, now in fresh new colors (I can’t wait to wear a rich yellow sandal as a pop of color with my black and white hair and wardrobe). Dansko is doing a peep toe sandal with a nude colored ankle strap that will be very secure as well as flattering on women of all heights. Finn Comfort has made the brand more youthful with a trimmer Mary Jane and a light colored, light weight walking shoe.
That is just a sampling of our upcoming products for the year. For us, January will be a month of finding feet for our fine winter products at reduced prices, planning marketing of upcoming Spring lines, and starting to see samples for Fall ’15.
In our personal lives, we look forward to what we will learn as our four generations of family members gather to celebrate another year of treasuring and making memories. We expect that our lives will continue to be enriched by the friendships we nurture in this fertile Sacramento Valley.
Thank you for choosing to be a part of the blessings of our lives,