You're Invited To A "We Remodeled!" Celebration
Monday, March 10, 2014
Here's something you might not know: Fiddlesticks owner Elizabeth has been a merchant in our beloved San Francisco neighborhood, Hayes Valley, for over ten years. To show her ongoing commitment to the neighborhood, as well as to honor its spirit of constant renewal (have you seen Hayes Valley recently? what a place!), she decided it was time to give our shop a big ol' makeover.
At the beginning of January, we (drank a few lattes and) schlepped all our merchandise down Hayes Street to a temporary home; six weeks later, we schlepped it all back and got busy settling into our looks-like-new home. It was quite a bit of effort for the Fiddlesticks Crew, but entirely worth it: we've got brand-shiny-new floors, freshly painted walls, new made-just-for-us shelving systems, and a very different layout.
This Thursday we'll be raising a glass of bubbly to celebrate the completion of our renovations, and we hope you'll join us! The store is BURSTING with new spring merchandise, and we'll have snacks on-hand from our neighbors Hayes & Kebab
to fuel you in all your ooh-ing and ahh-ing.
A Fiddlesticks Happy Hour this Thursday, March 13, from 4 to 7 pm - all welcome!
Fiddlesticks is Hiring!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Fiddlesticks is a children’s clothing & toy store
located in the heart of Hayes
Valley. We are currently
looking for a full-time (5 days/week, 11-7pm shifts, weekends) Sales Associate
to join our enthusiastic and energetic team. We are looking for someone who adores
children, has an out-going personality and the natural ability to provide
excellent customer service.
Our ideal candidate has an eye for
merchandising & display, the motivation to take the lead, and has social media experience (blogging/ facebook/ PR relations).
This is a key holder position, thus previous retail
experience in a small boutique is strongly preferred.
This position requires working weekends, pays based on experience &
provides a generous discount.
If interested, please send a note & resume to email@example.com - or feel free to swing by and drop one off in person!
**Please do not inquire if you are only
looking for a temporary position. We desire someone that wants to grow with us
and become a part of our brand. This is a position with a good amount of opportunity.
A Moroccan Tea Party!
Friday, February 7, 2014
Join us on Saturday, February 8th for a Moroccan Tea Party!
Enjoy 20% off all non-sale Tea Collection clothing.
Petit Collage Book Reading At Fiddlesticks
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
We are so excited to announce that Petit Collage founder, long-time Fiddlesticks friend, and celebrated San Francisco artist Lorena Siminovich will be dropping by the shop for a reading and signing of her just-released book "You Know What I Love
Lorena told us that she wrote "You Know What I Love" as a love letter to her daughter Matilda, and, well, you know what WE love? This very special storybook! It's one sweet little girl's tribute to her most favorite of dolls; these best of friends spend the day peering out the window at big fat raindrops, singing very, very loudly, zipping to the mailbox on a bright yellow scooter, and even sending secret messages to each other when they're apart. What's not to love?
The book is illustrated in Lorena's characteristic collage style (if you've been to Fiddlesticks before, you've no doubt noticed her brightly-colored screen prints and collages hanging behind the counter). Each page is richly textured, and full of lovingly placed details. It's the perfect way to tell your own beloved little one how much you adore them during the month of Valentine's.
We hope you'll join us in the shop at 11 am on Sunday, February 9th. Lorena will read out loud to us all, and then sign your book with a flourish! (Books will be available for sale on the 9th, but snatch one up now if you want to fall in love a little early.) Snacks provided!
As an extra "I love you" from us, we'll be offering 20% off all in-store purchases and orders of Lorena's artwork on the day of the reading; we'll have her catalog on hand, and you've never seen such a delightful array of prints, collages, and posters.
Can't wait to see you on the 9th!
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
We're in a temporary home for the month of January (new year, new floors!), and in the process of moving alllllll our merchandise two doors down the street, we discovered some very special orphans toys just begging for homes.
So we thought: who are we to get in the way of a toy just begging to be played with? Out with the red pen! We've slish-slashed the prices on a few treasured Fiddlesticks toys, and we're hoping they'll be just the thing you're looking for.
See something you like? Give us a call, and we'll set it aside for ya!
Was $220. Now $75.
Would we sell a dollhouse in San Francisco that didn't boast solar panels? No way! This All-Season Wooden Dollhouse by stellar toy company Hape includes four room sets: Master Bedroom, Family Bedroom, Media Room, and Kitchen. It comes fully furnished, and is easy to assemble. Materials include baltic birch, maple, and rubberwood. Ideal for ages 3+.
Was $69. Now $25.
Need a dollhouse for a slightly older crowd? Need an activity to fill a whole slew of rainy afternoons? These beautiful houses (produced by hand from recycled materials in Chicago, IL) arrive packaged flat. First, don your architect hat and follow the instructions to construct the house (parents might need to help). Then, put on your interior designer hat and get to work! Use the colored paper and other included props to put up pictures, hang curtains, lay out a rug - you get the idea. Then, let the playing begin - one little pony-tailed girl (and her pet hedgehog) already reside at the Logan House, and you can add more!
The front of each house is made from baltic birch, and the remaining walls are made form sturdy, recycled cardboard. Each house kit comes with all house components, a DIY design ideas book, a DIY trading card, and more!
Was $77. Now $35.
On your mark, get set, go! The Hape Switchback Racetrack Toy is perfect for the speediest of toddlers. The colorful, double-wide racing ramp track allows 1 or 2 cars to go racing down to the finish line. A wonderful vehicle pretend play set, this racing toy includes 4 wooden vehicles - back and forth they go! The Educo Switchback Racetrack Toy is a great way to get imaginations racing as these cars fly down the track for a speedy finish!
All wooden parts. Measures approximately 8.5"x7.5"x21"
Labels: Sale, Toys
20-30% off all Fall Clothing & Shoes
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Save BIG as our Winter Sale Begins! ...now until it's gone.
Sale items are currently 20% off - but take an additional 10% off between now & the end of the year if you mention this blog posting!All purchases of discounted shoes and clothing are final. Sale includes all items in stock from the Tea Collection's Fall deliveries.
Holiday Gifts at Fiddlesticks
Monday, November 18, 2013
We've strung twinkly lights outside the shop, we're brushing off our gift-wrapping skills, and every day the delivery trucks bring big stacks of brown boxes bursting with shiny new toys, piles of clever stocking stuffers, cozy pjs and toasty socks, and begging-to-be-loved stuffies. There's no doubt: it's that most treasured time of the year, and we can't wait for you to come bustling in the front door, coffee in one hand and shopping list in the other. Just consider us your elves!
Here's a quick peek at some brand new gems we've brought in for the holidays - then it's back to unpacking more boxes!
Every December at Fiddlesticks, we're given the best gift of all when bright-eyed boys and girls come in wearing their fanciest frocks and most dapper sweater vests, on their way to the San Francisco Ballet's The Nutcracker
. This year we're celebrating this holiday tradition with a one-of-a-kind story book
, featuring dreamy, jewel-toned illustrations and impressively engineered sliding pieces that make the book dance to life. Take a look at "The Nutty Nutcracker Christmas,"
too: it's the classic story told from a modern-day Fritz's point of view, and will have readers giggling right from page one.
Gamago is a whimsical, wonderful world dreamt up in a San Francisco garage, and last Thursday a colorful cast of Gamago critters wandered in the front door and took up residence in our shop; as fiercely grumpy as their Yeti leader appears, they seem to please kids of all ages! For chubby-fingered toddlers, we have a brightly colored, big-pieced mix-and-match puzzle
, for medium-sized kids with ginormous appetites we have stacks of color-your-own place mats
, and for the older crew, we've got stationary sets
complete with woodsy writing sheets, matching envelopes, and quirky stickers galore.
We're always proud to carry local lines, and Mountain View-based Acme Party Box is a favorite. What better way to warm a chilly day than by DIY-ing your very own jolly snowman
, or by building a wintry wonderland diorama
? (That shiny silver box doubles as the setting for the diorama - genius!) These kits make great gifts for older kids.
German toy company Haba delivers some of the best goods on the market, and this one is sure to set hearts fluttering when the wrapping paper is ripped away. The sugary sweet set
comes complete with a display case for your little
entrepreneur's new pastry shop. The pretty pastries are ready to be
served! Perfect for tea parties and playing with Grandma, too, this set
will provide hours and hours of fanciful play.
Oh, you know we love a good pirate toy around here, and this one is tops
. Designed by Italian toy company Sevi, the 23-piece set will transport pirate lovers far away for hours of adventures on the high, high seas. The boat even rocks back and forth - hold on tight, matey!
We'll see you soon, and enjoy the start to that most wonderful time of year!