Haute Papier enjoys getting to know our vendors! Rosie at The Paper Lady in Denver, Colorado has a wonderful store! It is a staple in the community and we just had to hear more about The Paper Lady!! So we just had to ask the Rosie more about her store!
How many years have you been in business? The store was previously owned by the original paper lady for 22 years, I worked for her for one year, learned she wanted to sell so expressed my deep love for correspondence and interest in all things paper. I have since owned for 6 years, so it is a Denver staple!
Do you have a website, if so, what's the address? I do have a website, it is more informational and needs some serious TLC and updating, but it is: www.paperladyonline.com
If you were to sell something other than stationery, what would it be? I love candy and wine. So, I think it would be fun to have a fun boutique shop of either one of those. My great grandfather was the founder of one of the country’s first department stores so I suppose retail is in my blood!
Besides the obvious (stationery), what is your favorite thing to give as a hostess gift? I love to give anything personalized as a hostess gift, something unique to the individual that stands out and shows your appreciation for the invite and attention to detail. I love it when I can really “wow” the hostess, as being entertained is such a treat, and such a gift when you can master the craft!
Here at Haute Papier, we love to eat! When in NYC for the National Stationery Show, where is your favorite place to grab dinner? I too, love to dine. NYC is so tricky, there are so many fabulous spots and the restaurant scene is always changing. I love Seraphina. Great atmosphere and always yummy reliable food. The Mercer Kitchen never disappoints and it is a fun vibe downtown. La Goulue was one of my faves, but I have heard they closed, hopefully it will be opening again, it was such a dee-lish French bistro on the upper east side. Clearly I need to take these taste buds back to NYC to see what and where the new hot spots are!
Any other tidbits about your store you'd like to share? I love this business so much, because I think correspondence is truly an art form and an invaluable skill. I believe so strongly in it. I also love to entertain, and think it too is so important and personal. I swear that I was born in the wrong era/generation! I love the feel of a small shop and the attention to detail we place on each customer and order. We pride ourselves on really getting to know our customers, as we navigate them through these many milestones in life, by putting them on paper! In this day and age of everything electronic and all the big chains, it is nice to slow down, read between the handwritten lines and shop local!
Thanks so much for sharing with us Rosie!! See you at the National Stationery Show in a couple months!!!