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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Come and Get Us!

 The Following is our most updated list of stores (online stores at the bottom) who carry Bellissima By Moschitto Designs.  
Visit these stores if you need some Bellissima, if you are a store that carries the line and don't see yourself on the list, please let us know and we'll add you!

 Shoefly                              Homewood            205-870-7131                        

Cornelia Park                      Phoenix                 888-779-9060                                                        

Bella Boutique                    Little Rock              501-603-5373

Bella                                   Healdsburg             707-431-2910
Betty Lin                             San Francisco        415-345-8688
Details                                San Jose                408-286-5555
Garden Gate                      Arcata                     707-822-2156
Jest Jewels                        San Francisco        415-563-8839
Nan Winters                       Petaluma                707-778-0163
Platino                                Santa Monica         310-394-0044
Personal Pizzaz                 Berkeley                 510-420-0704
Pimlico Place                     Oakland                  510-655-7333
Village Heights                   Los Angeles           323-463-9410

Bovano Home Gallery        Cheshire                 203-272-3200
Bruce Museum                   Greenwich              203-869-0376
Dovecote                            Westport                 203-222-7500
Femmegems                      Greenwich              203-861-2531
Heart of the Country           Wethersfield           860-257-0366
Mill Street Home                 Greenwich             203-813-3600
Millie Rae's                         West Port               203-259-7200
Noelle Spa                          Stamford                203-322-3445
Palmer's Market                  Darien                    203-655-2077
She La La                           New Canaan          203-594-9798
Then Again                         Westport                 203-557-3903
Turkey Ridge                      Ridgefield               203-431-1255
Wish House                        West Cornwall        860-672-2969

Bloom                                  Newark, DE            302-454-7266
Wilmington Country Store   Greenville               302-656-8800

Acacia                                  Fort Lauderdale     954-463-8006
The Cummer Museum         Jacksonville           904-356-6857
Dos Amigos                         Vero Beach            772-633-6153
Edge City                             Jacksonville           904-353-9423
Loew’s Miami Beach            Miami Beach         305-604-5429
PB Girls                                Palm Beach          561-832-3596
Plantation Shoppe               Amelia Island         904-261-2030
Rosemary Beach Trading    Rosemary Beach   850-231-2410
The Sun Porch                    Boca Grande          941-964-2567

C’est Moi                              Marietta                 770-977-8468
Erika Reade                         Atlanta                   404-233-3857
Firefly                                   Thomasville           929-226-6363
Just The Thing                     Atlanta                   404-869-4100
La Maisonette                      Cumming               770-781-1225
Two Friends                         Perry                      478-987-0751

Ginger & Koi                        Kailua-kona            808-329-6100
Hana Hou                            Hilo                         808-935-4555

Elizabeth Grace                  Chicago                   773-477-9830
Mexican Shoppe                 Evanston                 847-475-8665
Vintage Charm                    La Grange               707-354-1553

The Cotton Patch                 Lexington                859-269-8839
Diva’s                                   Louisville                 502-426-3355
Summer Eliason                  Louisville                  502-634-8587

The Garden Gate                 Metaire                    504-833-6699
Maple Street Clothing          New Orleans            504-865-9625

Caravans                              Rockland                207-594-0293
Darling Delisle                      Damariscotta          207-563-1919
Shaw                                    Northeast Harbor    207-276-5000

Artworks and Apparel          Westminster             410-871-9590

Pirjo                                     Bethesda                  301-986-1870
S & A Beads                        Takoma Park            301-891-2323
Sassanova                           Baltimore                  410-244-1114
Sassanova                           Bethesda                 301-654-7403
Zelda Zen                            Baltimore              410-625-2424 

Artwear                                 Arlington                  781-648-0900
Backwater Trading Co.         Edgartown               508-627-7730
Beauty By the Sea                Nantucket                508-228-1771
Boutique Fabulous                Cambridge               617-549-9875
Details and Design               South Dartmouth      508-990-7337
Flat of the Hill                        Boston                     617-619-9977
Good                                     Boston                     617-722-9200
Gray Mist Studio                   Cambridge               617-868-8868
The Grey Goose                   Needham                 781-449-8441
Hamilton Garden’s                Hamilton                  978-468-0148
Hydrangea                            Rockport                  978-546-7170
Isabel Harvey                        Nantucket                508-680-1845
Isabel Harvey                        Wellesley                 781-237-3038
Marjorie’s                              Sudbury                   978-440-8418
Painted Daisies                     East Sandwich        508-375-0713
Salmagundi                           Jamaica Plain          617-522-5047
Shake the Tree                     Boston                      617-742-0484
Sidetracks                             Stockbridge              413-298-5100
The Spotted Cod                  Sandwich                  508-888-8263
Timeless Treasures              Vineyard Haven        508-696-7637
Vis A Vis                               Nantucket                 508-228-5527
Welles Emporium                 Lowell                       978-454-4401

Grand Hotel                          Mackinac Island       906-847-3331
Jade                                      Rockford                  616-866-7207

J. Stewart                             Jackson                    601-983-1330

The Highland Hedgehog      St. Louis                   314-997-0805
Hudson and Jane                 Kansas City              816-753-5010

Ablaze                                  Exeter                      603-773-2050
Decorum                              Exeter                      603-887-2815
Puttin’ on the Glitz               Portsmouth               603-436-5600

BB Clover                            Ho-Ho-Kus                201-251-9800
F. Gerald New                     Chatham                    973-635-6770
F. Gerald New                     Harding                      973-425-4485
Jaffagems                           Upper Montclair         973-746-5885
Lord Ivy                               Summit                      908-273-0199
McCarter Theater                Princeton                  609-258-2787
Molly Too                             Millburn                     973-912-8888 
Pappagallo                          Ocean City                609-398-4009

The Preppy Palm                Avalon                       609-368-7300
Sedona                               Hoboken                    201-314-0552
Spruce Princeton                Princeton                   609-688-8312
Tommy's Folly                     Cape May                  888-944-1816
Tory Janes                          Montclair                    973-744-6655

Museum of New Mexico Foundation  Santa Fe    888-553-6663

A  Cheng                              Brooklyn                   718-783-2826
American Folk Art Museum  New York                  212-977-7170
Ann Crabtree                        New York                  212-996-6499
Asiatique                               Bedford Hills             914-234-5404
Birch                                     Locust Valley             516-801-6688
Birch Store                            Keene Valley            518-576-4561
Brewer Bookstore                 Canton                      315-229-5460
The Clay Pot                         Brooklyn                   800-989-3579
Darling NYC                          New York                  212-367-3750
Diana Kane                           Brooklyn                   718-638-6520
Evoke Style                           Albany                      518-512-5240
Eve Bari                                New York                  212-974-8533
Extraordinary                        New York                  212-223-9151
Julia James Boutique           Brooklyn                   347-763-0065
Just Us                                 Oceanside                516-398-6109
Kensington Paper                 Bronxville                 914-793-2619
La Crasia                              New York                  212-989-8727
Looking Pretty                       Catskill                     518-943-4320
Lori Mclean                           New York                  212-242-3204
Ms. Montage                         New York                  212-722-1077
Neda                                     Brooklyn                   718-624-6332
Olive & Bettes             4 Manhattan Locations      212-579-2178
O’ Suzanna                   West Hampton Beach      631-288-2202
Otesaga Hotel & Cooper Inn      Cooperstown       607-547-9931
Overtures                              Brooklyn                   718-643-9345
Random Accessories            New York                  212-358-0650
Starla's Shoppe                     Lake George            518-636-3831
Surprise Surprise Gifts          Great Neck               516-482-4159
Sweet Charity                        Brooklyn                   718-965-9200
Tutto Bene                             Bridgehampton        516-537-3320
Via Michelle                           Mount Kisco             914-242-3861
Volang                                   Brooklyn                   646-245-1587
Yellow Door                           Brooklyn                   718-998-7382
Wendy Gee                           Larchmont                914-834-8507

Elaine Miller                           Raleigh                    919-571-8888
Island Passage                      Wilmington               910-762-1911
Maddi’s Gallery                      Charlotte                  704-332-0007
Magpie                                   Durham                    919-683-1981
Paul Simon for Women          Charlotte                  704-333-6139
Protocol                                 Wilmington               910-796-9595
Sloan                                      Charlotte                 704-338-1400
Vivace                                    Highland                  828-526-1880
Wink: Heads and Threads      Asheville                 828-277-4070

Sophie’s Sister                        Toledo                     419-241-1500
Suzanne’s                               Boardman               330-758-0057

Ribbons on Peoria                   Tulsa                      918-743-7599

Modern                                    Eugene                   541-686-1935

Annie Prue                              Glen Mills                 610-459-1945
Blendo                                     Philadelphia             215-351-9260
Bloom                                      Philadelphia             267-861-0539
Head Over Heelz                     Skippack                  610-584-9444
Interiors for the Home              Stafford                    610-989-9665
Linda Golden                           Haverford                 610-658-0992
Past-Present-Future                Ardmore                   610-642-4040
One Brilliant                             Aspinwall                 412-781-3443
Open House Living                  Philadelphia             215-922-1415
Tancreed’s                               Media                       610-566-2300
Tselaine                                   Philadelphia             215-301-4752

Down Under Jewelry               Newport                    401-849-1078
Frog & Toad                             Providence               401-831-3434
I Boutique                                Bristol                       401-254-7463
Karol Richardson                     Newport                   401-849-6612
Sweet Twist                             East Greenwich        401-885-7579

Folly                                         Aiken                        803-226-0550
Lulu Burgess                           Beaufort                    843-524-5858
Zinnia                                      Mount Pleasant         843-388-9433
Fire Finch                                Nashville                   615-385-5090
Kayce Hughes                        Chattanooga              423-386-5225
Pangaea                                 Nashville                    615-269-9665
Peria                                       Memphis                    901-274-8488
The Sassafrass Shop             Nashville                    615-352-4242
Stovall Collection                    Memphis                    901-767-8808

A Biento                                  Houston                     713-523-3997
Anna Gray                               Austin                        512-328-6600
Inside Out Designs                 Fort Worth                  817-569-6100
Leighlena                                Austin                         512-462-3000
Lima's Studio                          Houston                      713-521-1940
The Polka Dot Alley                Lubbock                     469-867-6179
River House                            Wimberley                  512-847-7009
The Shoe Closet                     Wichita Falls               940-322-6300

Beach Nut                              Virginia Beach             757-428-1088
EI Randle                               Lynchburg                   434-384-8300
Finch                                      Charlottesville             434-244-0050
The Lemon Cabana               Virginia Beach             757-417-7375
Levy’s of Charlottesville         Charlottesville              434-295-4270
Lou Lou Boutique           Northern VA Locations        540-687-4204
Name Droppers                      McLean                       703-847-8840
Quirk Gallery                          Richmond                    804-644-5450

Hydrangea Too                       Burlington                   802-862-0707

Betsy Fisher                           Washington, DC          202-785-1975
Sassanova                             Washington, DC          202-471-4400

Blue River                               Shepardstown            304-876-0506
Greenbrier- Perfect Image     White Sulphur Spring  304-536-1110


Garnet Hill
Jest Jewels
Max and Chloe
Bauble Bar
Blue Star Bazaar
Orange and Pear

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Our Purse Mirrors

You know our purse mirrors, they've been around forever.  Some of you remember them from the eighties, some of you were given one as a gift years ago and now sell them in your stores.  They bring a smile to many of your faces, because they take you back to an earlier time.  Somehow, they still remain novel after all these years, and we're really proud of that.  Unfortunately, the other aspect of the mirrors that hasn't changed in years is their price.  We had to bring the prices into the twenty-first century, and they had to be changed drastically.  We are sorry to have to do this, but sadly, hand-making these compacts in the United States has become an expensive undertaking. 

As of today, August 1st, the price changes are in effect, and we do have a new purse mirror catalog, for those of you who have not received one, let us know and we'll get it out to you ASAP.  We do have some new mirrors which is always exciting!
Our Classic Elephant is now available in Pink and Purple

Our whale is now available in light horn and blue

These new encrusted hearts are available in tortoise, red and pearl

Our new Heart Cluster mirror

Our Ice Cream Cone is available as shown in pink

This is our new Monkey, available as shown, in yellow

Our new Owl, shown in Lime

Our new Star Cluster mirror

The new Owl in tokyo tortoise, Love this!!
Our compact mirrors are hand-made in NYC of Italian Cellulose Acetate.  Fun, frivolous and functional, twisting open the compact exposes the 2” mirror on the inside.  The mirrors are engraved, painted, colletted and stone-set  with Swarovski crystals, to create their whimsical and unique design, making the perfect gift for that person who may not take themselves too seriously, but still wants to make sure they look good!
email us to receive an updated catalog: bellissima@moschitto.com