Paper + Stitch is a gem! When we met the ladies at the National Stationery Show we were excited to hear more about their new store! It is a new store in Old Greenwich, CT. Paper + Stitch has wonderful gifts to offer all ages, cards and much more! Victoria and Diana were more than happy to share some answers to our questions! Thanks, Ladies!!!
How many years have you been in business? We have been in business since April of this year...doors opened 5 weeks after we got the crazy idea to open a store.
Do you have a website, if so, what's the address? Our website is www.paperandstitchshop.com
If you were to sell something other than stationery, what would it be? We sell stationery, invitations and personalized and monogrammed gifts and clothing. Victoria had her own stationery company, creating her own digital and letterpress cards, invites and holiday cards... Diana had her own monogram company, selling womens and kids clothes and lots of unique gifts. Friends for years, we started doing shows together and cross-promoting each others businesses. One day a cute little retail space became available in Old Greenwich, CT. Much to our husbands alarm, and not having been in the market for a retail spot, we signed the lease the following morning and paper + stitch was born, merging the best of what we had and finding great items to build our new business together. We love everything we sell, but we're both bag girls... if we had to add something, we'd stock up on even more totes and lots of monograms!
Besides the obvious (stationery ), what is your favorite thing to give as a hostess gift? We sell shatterproof cups with great sayings like Roadie, Weekend Waterford, Beach, Pool and a slew of others. They're our favorite hostess gifts (besides, of course, the letterpress coasters!)
Here at Haute Papier, we love to eat! When in NYC for the National Stationery Show, where is your favorite place to grab dinner? We both lived in NYC for years and will always love the energy there. It's not 5 star and we're not sure it's even in existence anymore, but there's a little Thai place on the upper east side called Jasmine that we used to meet at at least once a week. The memories might be better than the food, but it's where our friendship started... Currently, Victoria loves to go to Morandi in the West Village on Waverly Pl. Her oldest friend from childhood is married to the chef, Tony Liu. If you have the chance to head downtown, definitely go. And order the meatballs. Diana loves Mario Batali's Babo. Ironically, the restaurant where Tony got his start.
Any other tidbits about your store you'd like to share? Diana is a mom to 3 adorable girls and Victoria is mom to 3 hell-raising boys. You'll see their inspiration all around the store and you'll usually find one of our dogs in the shop. It's quite a production, our little store... but it's packed full of fun finds.