Walton Street Stationers is a consult only location. In the heart of Alexandria, Virginia, Nancy helps clients create wedding stationery and gifts personalized for each person in their lives. I wanted to ask Nancy some more information about Walton Street and how she started.
How many years have you been in business? I started my business in 1999.
Do you have a website, if so, what's the address? www.waltonstreetstationers.net
If you were to sell something other than stationery, what would it be? I would sell fabulous bespoke cashmere from Scotland...just like stationery, it is about color and texture and finding the perfect thing
Besides the obvious (stationery ), what is your favorite thing to give as a hostess gift? Some of my favorite things for hostess gifts, (besides notepads and coasters from Haute Papier) are: treats for the hosts pets, if they have them, or some special confections....once again, it is about finding the perfect thing for that person
Here at Haute Papier, we love to eat! When in NYC for the National Stationery Show, where is your favorite place to grab dinner? Two of my favorite spots in NYC are: Osteria al Doge at 142 W.44th Street. It is a great place to relax and enjoy fresh and fabulous Italian food, after being at the Show. Another favorite little spot, although further away, is: Bistro Chat Noir, at 22 E. 66th Street. It is a delightful little french bistro.
Any other tidbits about your store you'd like to share? Without a storefront, I work by appointment and will go wherever my clients are. The beauty of this is that I can give them my complete, undivided attention as we pick out their personal stationery, invitations, holiday cards, baby announcements, and gifts. It is such a treat to get to know clients over the years and to be a part of the milestones in their lives, as well as the everyday. Since I do not have a storefront, my business is based largely on referrals, which is the best compliment anyone can give. I also donate to causes that are important to me, as well as to my clients.