Archive for August, 2011

Sandwich Boxes–Soooooo Cute!!!!

Sandwich Box, $8.50

Bus Sandwich Box, $8.50

We’re going Back to School all week at Annie’s!! Today we’re featuring these adorable sandwich boxes. These are so cute I can’t stand it. The people seem to agree because they’ve been flying off the shelves. Get them while they last!!!!

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Annie’s Goes BACK TO SCHOOL!!!

Proud Parent Pouch-Preschool, $15.95

Don’t we all still love back to school time? The combination of the changing weather, new clothes, and school supplies never fails to excite me–even though I don’t have classes to prepare for. In fact, I might have a slight obsession with office supplies. I have very exacting standards regarding pens, I collect pencils, and I take enormous pleasure in the sight and smell of a new box of crayons. These days I can live out those halcyon school days through our fabulous collection of merchandise. So all week we’re highlighting some of our favorite Back to School items for kids and adults. Introducing, Proud Parent Pouches!! These are brilliant. They look like an over-sized (14.5″ x 22″) pencil pouch with a clear plastic panel and are perfect for storing papers, award ribbons, or any other keepsake . They come in Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade and have a handy grommet for hanging. Say goodbye to bulky shoe boxes full of report cards!!

Proud Parent Pouch-Kindergarten, $15.95

Proud Parent Pouch-1st Grade, $15.95

Coolest Backpack EVER…

I am obsessed with these cool new backpacks– I need one for back to school (back to teaching this week!). I think this orange one is my favorite. Hurry- they are going FAST (sold 3 today!). MadPax Orange Half Pint Backpack– $45. Other colors available too- check out all our Back to School goodies online here.

Things you need for a Hurricane: Cool FLASHLIGHT


Things are getting a bit nutty here in NYC, with everyone preparing for Hurricane Irene. Even though it is (hopefully) loosing some steam, I heard it the storm is the size of Europe and still packs quite a punch. Of course we are still open for biz- so come and see us before things get even nuttier tomorrow! Make sure you are stocked up on all the essentials- perhaps you need a flashlight? Get our Wood Torch for that stylish midnight rendezvous with that cute neighbor down the hall (isn’t everyone soo much friendlier in a State of Emergency???). Wood Torch (small)- $34.

Come On Irene…

The city of New York seems to be split between panicking and scoffing. I’m falling somewhere in the middle, but with the MTA shutting down service beginning tomorrow I will tucking in for some QT with the sofa and my cats. No worries-Annie will be here tomorrow for as long as weather permits for any Whoopee Cushion or Silly Putty-related emergencies (stock up!). Since I’m not in a danger zone, I might be hosting some evacuated friends which means….board games!!! No need to worry if power outages put the Wii out of commission. We’ll kick it old school with the classics! Stock up before Irene hits!

Clue, $22.50

Scattergories, $22.50

Rummikub, $16.50

It’s Raining Balloon Dogs!!!

Balloon Dog Salt & Pepper Shakers, $19.95

We meet some great people here in the shop. Our rainy Brooklyn morning was made a little brighter by the arrival of Suzanne Haring, an entertainer and balloon artist! She fell in love with our new Balloon Dog salt and pepper shakers as soon as she spotted them. The adorable little ceramic dog locks together with a magnet and easily breaks apart for use. So cute! And for our friends in California, check out The Soozi Show if you’re in the market for an entertainer for your next event. Thanks for the laughs, Soozi!!!

New York Magazine Shop-A-Matic

The Great Gatsby, $45

The good folks at New York Magazine were kind enough to include us in their latest Shop-A-Matic feature this week. They asked us to pick our favorite new item for fall, and we chose The Great Gatsby Novel Poster. We fell completely in love with the concept of these posters. The designers have taken the complete text of the novel and printed in legible (albeit small) tex, using negative space to create a silhouette image. Also available in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Pride and Prejudice!


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