Dee Ruggirello with Trixie of Trixie and Milo
FEBRUARY 5-7, 2020
Every February and August, the retail industry convenes in Las Vegas for the United States’ most comprehensive fashion marketplace - MAGIC.
Here you will find the latest in apparel, footwear, accessories, and manufacturing. From the height of advanced contemporary luxury brands, to the latest trends in fast fashion, MAGIC fuels the business of fashion.
PERSONAL ONSITE IMPRESSIONS
Fall Open House
A WINE and CHEESE EVENT
Thursday, November 8, 2018
4 — 8 pm
Preview the fall line of trendy, classy apparel by Testimony.
PLUS Save 20%
SAVE 20% OFF any 1 ITEM
Stop and shop the month of November and save 20% OFF any 1 ITEM in all of our departments.
Mark your calendars!
Mark you calendars and celebrate at our after-hours Fall Open House. Grab a friend and make a date.
Take a moment today to print our 20% OFF coupon, and enter our Giveaway for a FREE JACKET by Testimony PLUS 2 - $50 Gift Certificates.
I look forward to seeing you at our event!
Sante Fe, New Mexico
The World’s Largest Folk Art Festival, featuring more then 150 Master Artists from 50 Countries
I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to Sante Fe, New Mexico, with my friend Debi, from college. I’ve dreamed of going back ever since our first trip 26 years ago. Our trip was strategically planned to coincide with the 15th Annual 2018 International Folk Art Market, July 13 - 15, 2018.
My passion is finding one-of-a-kind, unique treasures for Rapunzel’s. Over time, I’ve gone to the same venues, always yearning to find the ‘extra special’. I found just that at the Folk Art Market; unbelievable treasures, handmade by artisans from around the world! I stopped at every booth, chatted with the artisans about their work (who often had interpreters), and looked closely at every detail to find the right pieces to bring home to you.
And so it goes—lots of miles later, a treasured trip, meeting many talented craftspeople and their wares, with many stories shared by women of their own personal journey to the Market. I feel filled to the brim from the open-minded Sante Fe culture and inspired by a community that supports the arts 100%.
Stop by Rapunzel's. You'll find our new treasures tucked throughout the shop.
Learn More About the Market
In July 2004, 61 master folk artists from 36 countries ventured to this high-desert city to share in a then-untested proposition that creativity, prosperity and community well being could be realized through the art of the handmade. This July, that proposition—the International Folk Art Market Santa Fe—marks 15 years of art and impact as more than 150 folk artists from 53 countries gather at the world’s largest, most diverse folk art festival to celebrate cherished craft traditions and contribute to global unity and economic change.
The 2018 Market is an event the world’s art and culture lovers won’t want to miss as 39 first-time artists join 123 returning artists, and two countries never before represented at the Market—Azerbaijan, and Greece—step onto the global folk art stage. Twenty-eight artists will again provide Innovation Inspiration in a special exhibition area, translating traditional folk art materials and techniques into works of modern meaning. Collectively, these creators’ eye-dazzling forms, textures and designs—textiles, jewelry, beadwork, basketry, sculpture, ceramics, rugs, metalwork, clothing, home accessories and more—blur borders in colorful displays of cultural dignity, beauty, and hope.
A MODEL OF PARTNERSHIP
Since 2004, the Market’s model of community-based enterprise and collaboration has been bolstered by partnerships worldwide, including such respected global cultural leaders as UNESCO and the World Craft Council.
In 2018, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, will join the Market family as Honorary Co-Chair. Yunus, a Bangladeshi economist, founded Grameen Bank in 1983 with a philosophy that everyone is a natural entrepreneur. He has since provided more than $26 billion in collateral-free loans to nine million borrowers—more than 97 percent of them women.
In addition to the world’s folk artists, perhaps the most essential partner in the Market’s history has been the city of Santa Fe, a place rich in its own indigenous cultures and craft traditions and a history of cross-cultural exchange and commerce. Santa Fe’s vitality as an arts and culture destination has catalyzed the Market’s extraordinary volunteer base—drawing more than 6,700 volunteers from Santa Fe, throughout New Mexico, and beyond since 2004. In turn, the Santa Fe and statewide economy has benefited from some $2 million in state gross receipts taxes and fees since 2004.
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Share Stories, Laugh, Reminisce
Monday, January 8, 2018
Our hearts were so saddened to hear that our dear friend Lisa of Clio, died last Wednesday on December 27, 2017 at her home. A memorial service was held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the O'Guinn Family Funeral Home in Clio.
Lisa was not only a former employee at Rapunzel's in the 90's, she was also an avid knitter and friend to all of us here at the shop. Her beautiful presence will be dearly missed.
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Please feel free to share a story about Lisa in our comments section below.
Holiday Open House
A WINE and CHOCOLATE EVENT
Thursday, November 30, 2017
5 — 8 pm
Mark your calendars!
Mark you calendars and celebrate at our after-hours Holiday Open House. Grab a friend and make a date.
Take a moment today to print our 20% OFF coupon, and enter our Giveaway for 2 - $50 Gift Certificates.
I look forward to seeing you at our event!
Schedule of Events
What could be more fun?
AUGUST 8 — 13, 2017
The Yarn Crawl is a 6-day event where you travel from yarn shop to yarn shop and BUY all of the new merchandise arriving for the 2017 fall season.
We're poised for The Crawl—centrally located in Frankenmuth, Michigan's #1 tourist attraction.
Inspiring to beginner knitters and advanced alike. Fashion knitting is our specialty, with 35 years of experience. We pride ourselves on providing one-of-a-kind patterns and yarns, and unusual combinations of novelty and hand-dyed designs.
Our knowledgeable sales team with expertise in fashion and knitting makes a fun experience. We demonstrate how shawls and scarves are the best fashion accessory and the best ways to wear them. We offer problem solving tips on projects in progress and suggest appropriate solutions. And, we provide a large assortment of tools of the trade; needles, bags, totes, accessories and more.
Add a Little Spice of Color
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
5:00 — 8:00 pm
Wine and Cheese
Stop by after hours…
You're invited — Mark your calendars!
Invite a friend, enjoy a glass of wine together—add a spice of color.
Dee Ruggirello, owner of Rapunzel's Boutique in Frankenmuth, MI