On Friday November 25th, come inside. Say hello, meet us, and know that there is a space for you. We are not a traditional “Black Friday” sale, we open our doors and attempt to do something different.
We are a face on your street, when you buy groceries, pick up your dry cleaning and walk with your loved ones.
When you look in our windows at the lights or the mannequins and at the things that are displayed there, we ask that you come inside.
Meet the Piedmont Ring. We have come together to solidify the power of our community, as a sisterhood of shops with like-minded goals and ideas about slow fashion and the hand produced wares that continue to support the makers and manufacturing our country was built on. We hold the ideas of old and we support and create a space where they are available to you. Our small businesses need you.
Mercy Vintage, Good Stock, Oloorea and Neighbor are the Piedmont Ring. We have met over the course of the last 2 months to create a holiday destination for you and your family to enjoy and celebrate in. We will have maker pop-ups, food and beverages, music and community throughout the four businesses.
You can see a banner of words painted through our three windows illustrating the vibe we hope to inhabit. We are all deeply affected by what transpired on November 8th and yet we want to continue to serve you and our community.
Since the election we have decided to give money from your sales to organizations in alignment with us, so far: She Should Run and Planned Parenthood. On the weekend after Thanksgiving we will donate to the ACLU. This is something we will continue to do throughout the next 4 years.
Our sale over the Thanksgiving weekend (Friday and Saturday) will discount your purchases as follows:
10% off of 100 or more
15% off of 200 or more
20% off of $300 or more
Coming out to support your local community will empower us to be advocates for what we want for our future. The power of a collected conscience can be greater than an individual effort, and by allowing us to make the donations, together, we create a greater impact.
Mercy Vintage our pioneer on Piedmont Avenue going 8 years strong, Good Stock just hit 5 and Neighbor will be 3 in December, Oloorea is our baby at 1 year plus. We are women-owned and we believe in small business as an important vector of any healthy community; the alternative is corporate run with our voices lost.
What we experienced on November 8th is an opportunity for change. Complacency is no longer an option. Let us be a place where you know your voice can be heard.
We wish nothing more than for our street to thrive and continue to be alive and powerful. This is an old Oakland Street, and one of the last of its kind; the merging of both old and new keeps it unique and fresh.
To quote George Saunders, “Let today be a National Attempt To Have an Affectionate/Tender Thought About Someone of the Opposing Political Persuasion Day.” [from Mary Kerr, Aftermath: Sixteen Writers on Trump’s America]
With much gratitude and optimism, through all our hard work.
Yours in Solidarity-
The Piedmont Ring