Party with Pretty Stick: VIP party, release event and special deals to commemorate Harveys visit to the island
By RICHARD D. OXLEY
Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer
October 10, 2012 · 10:37 AM
After emerging victorious from a fight for the fashionable, and three months of preparation, Pretty Stick is ready to party.
The Winslow health-and-beauty store won the honor of hosting the release party for the latest Harveys limited edition seatbelt bag.
The release will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13.
It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase the rare, chic handbags.
"It's the latest limited edition Harveys bags," said Andy Seltzer, co-owner of Pretty Stick. "They will sell them to sell out. When they are gone, they are gone."
Three varieties of the bags will be unveiled at the release, and available for purchase.
Harveys bags are constructed of seatbelt material and have become a highly prized and trendy fashion item. Each release by Harveys is limited, making the bags a rare find.
The release events attract shoppers from around the country who shop for sport, according to Josh Bortman, co-owner of Pretty Stick.
Pretty Stick also boasts a unique attraction this week before the big release: Harveys sent their handbag museum to the store on Winslow Avenue.
"They are all really cool," Seltzer said. "They're in different colors and combinations. The inside of the bags are particularly cool; they are done with different materials and different patterns."
The bag museum is a rare opportunity to see releases from Harveys' past, as they are not readily available for purchase.
"You can still find them on eBay," Seltzer said. "But once they are released, they sell them and they are out."
But one high-profile event isn't enough for the island beauty store. The night before the release, from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, a VIP party will be held to commemorate Harveys arrival on Bainbridge Island.
"It's a costume party," Seltzer said. "There will be a costume contests, dance contests and raffles, including prizes from our store and Harveys SeatbeltBags as well."
"And a one-of-a-kind Harveys bag will be raffled off that night," Seltzer added.
Raffles at the VIP party are valued at approximately $100.
The VIP event costs $50 to get in. The admission translates into a swag bag (valued at more than the admission price). It also earns the bearer multiple deals over the weekend, including 20 percent off Pretty Stick products (not including the seatbelt bags) and $20 off massages by Justin Hughes.
VIP guests will also get a free tarot card reading and henna tattoos at the release event on Saturday.
The weekend deals for the VIP members continues on Sunday, Oct. 14 with a free skin consultation and a waffle breakfast.
Further details on the parties can be found on Pretty Stick's website.
To be earn the coveted honor of being the site for the latest release, Pretty Stick received the most votes, 642, out of 54 stores in the nationwide competition.Contact Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer Richard D. Oxley at email@example.com or (206) 842-6613.