I grew up watching WB’s hit TV show 7th Heaven, and I was SO happy to see Beverley Mitchell, who played the lovable Lucy Camden, as a glowing mommy-to-be! Her natural radiance isn’t the only thing that’s glowing about her, however. Stella & Dot’s Livvy Necklace was recently seen shining brightly around her neck. This necklace is stunning, with its beautiful golden links and pops of mint. Add a little glow to your life, too, by visiting our website here and getting a Livvy necklace of your own for $118!
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If you love Netflix as much as I do, then you likely have seen one of its newest and fantastic original series, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Ellie Kemper does a wonderful job playing the lovably quirky Kimmy, who graces the screen with bold & colorful fashion, and an equally colorful personality. Ellie was recently featured in the April 2015 edition of Redbook Magazine, with Lauren Conrad on the cover, and she was proudly wearing Stella & Dot’s Lottie Necklace. The necklace features blue stones on a gold chain for only $49 – a fab statement necklace that’s too big. If you are looking to add a pop of cobalt blue & fun to your wardrobe, you can own our fabulous Lottie Necklace (only $49!) by clicking here!
Ellie Kemper is also seen wearing the green Colorblock Cuff in Citron by Stella & Dot, also in the April 2015 issue of Redbook Magazine.
Taylor Schilling, best known as Piper from Orange is the New Black, is both adorable and edgy! Stella & Dot’s Rebel Pendent Necklace in gold does a perfect job at highlighting both of these qualities! This necklace is gorgeous, feminine, and feisty all at once.
If you want to show a little bit of edge while still being sweet, our Rebel Pendent Necklace for $79 is a perfect fit. In addition to yellow gold, Rebel also comes in rose gold & silver. This stunning necklace is great for a night out, or casual lunch date alike – you really can’t go wrong with this piece!
Stella & Dot’s Rebel Pendant is a celeb fave…
See which other stars have been spotted wearing this necklace HERE
Selena Gomez / Amy Poehler / Kelly Clarkson / Julianne Hough
Spring is one of my absolute favorite times of year, because it’s all about change! The weather is becoming sunnier, dormant plants are beginning to bloom gorgeous flowers, and our wardrobes are ready for a Spring cleaning. Stella & Dot does a wonderful job at embracing this season of change through our incredibly versatile jewelry and accessories pieces!
Some great examples of versatility are the multiple styles of chandelier earrings that Stella & Dot offers. The beautiful Hibiscus Chandelier Earrings (below left) can be worn four different ways with its removable bottom petal and teardrop piece! This allows for the earrings to change from chandelier to drop earrings in a matter of seconds. Plus, they are adorable! The coral color is so fresh and vibrant for spring and summer. Find these 4-in-1 Earrings here for only $44 (which is an awesome price, especially since you’re basically getting four pairs of earrings!) Another option is the Tropicana Earrings (below center) which are super colorful, fun, and absolutely perfect for Spring. These stunning earrings can be worn three different ways. Find them here for only $49. An additional 3-in-1 earring is the stunning Sardinia Earrings (below right), and come in both turquoise and red. These earrings can also be worn in three different ways, with easily detachable sections to adjust length and create three completely unique looks, going from chandelier to stud in seconds! Our Sardinia Earrings are available here for only $59!
In addition to a full bouquet of gorgeous & versatile earring options, Stella & Dot also offers some fabulous bracelets and cuffs that can be worn alone, or shine gloriously in an arm party! The Stella & Dot Pyramid Stud Cuff Bracelet is both edgy and delicate, which allows for maximum layering potential! This bracelet comes in silver & gold for $44, find it here. You can see this bracelet in full arm party swing pictured below right. It is paired with the delicate silver Pavé Arrow Cuff ($34) & the silver Gilded Arrow Bracelet ($39). Another Stella & Dot staple is our simple yet stunning Alice bracelet ($49), pictured below left.
Let’s talk a little bit about our necklaces! In addition to versatility, Stella & Dot is known for statement jewelry. The turquoise and gold Isa Disc Necklace is a bold, beautiful, and can be worn four ways. Two of its beautiful layers are detachable, which allows you to be vibrant when you desire, and if you want to turn it down a notch, still wear a truly gorgeous necklace. Our whimsically charming Riveria Statement Necklace, below center, looks like it comes straight out of a fairy tale, and while it certainly lives up to its “statement necklace” title, it also boasts detachable layers to lighten it up a bit and allow for two different, but equally fun, styles, for just $148. Our Pop Geo Pendant Necklace offers detachable sections, and adds a brilliant, vibrant splash of pink & orange to your wardrobe to help get ready for spring, pictured below right, for only $89.
Finally, to really complete your look, our gorgeous scarves go well with nearly any wardrobe, and can also be worn in many different ways! Our Union Square scarf comes in six different patterns; each with its own unique beauty. Whether wrapped, tied, twisted, or doubled up, our scarves will complete your new Spring look! Below, you can see our Spring Green, Geo Ikat, and Hot Pink Elephant patterns, all only $59.
Spring time has officially arrived! The flowers are in full bloom, sweet scents fill the air, and that black bag of yours is ready to be exchanged for a much brighter color! This is the season of happiness, liveliness, and vibrance – and green is the perfect color to inspire these feelings! Both of the bags in the photo below are gorgeous – but I’ll share a little secret with you! The bag on the left is from Kate Spade, and costs $398. The bag on the right is the Voyage Croc Tote from DVF, also $398. In the middle is Stella & Dot’s kelly green Fillmore Tote, just $138! All of the green bags are fun, bright and beautiful, but Stella & Dot tote bag is a true style for a steal. With this tote bag’s gorgeous green color, vegan leather handles & interior, and unbeatable price, this is the perfect bag to add a pop of Spring to your life… And your wardrobe!
Loni Love is a witty & lovable comedian, former panel member on Chelsea Lately, and author of Love Him or Leave Him But Don’t Get Stuck with the Tab. With her edgy and hilarious flare, no wonder she was spotted wearing the Stella & Dot Renegade Spike Cluster Bracelet.
This bracelet comes in gold, rose gold, and silver, and all of them are fantastic choices. Stella & Dot’s Renegade Cluster Bracelet is no stranger to Hollywood! Katy Perry was seen recently on the red carpet wearing the gold version, and Sofia Vergara chose silver!
The spikes on this bracelet make this piece unique and fun, and the stretchable fit allows for comfort and for stacking of other bracelets. You can get the Renegade Cluster Bracelet here for $59, and if you want even more flare, Stella & Dot’s Alice and Strength bracelets in combination with the Renegade create a gorgeous arm party!
The incredibly talented and adorable Lucy Hale always sparkles on screen while playing Aria on Pretty Little Liars. Her outfits are consistently fun, unique, and bold. With a style that changes as frequently as hers, Lucy made a great choice wearing the Stella & Dot Pavé Arrow Cuff in Silver recently while out and about. This delicate yet edgy bracelet goes well with virtually any outfit, and with Lucy’s ever evolving style.
You can wear the same bracelet as Lucy Hale (just $34!) by clicking here!
Life & Style’s March 2015 edition was impossible not to grab, especially since Chris and Whitney from the most recent season of The Bachelor were featured on the cover!
Luckily, this magazine continued to shine inside by featuring Gwen Stefani wearing the gorgeous Stella & Dot Pavé Chevron Ring in silver (also available in gold)! This ring is a great choice to wear every day, comes in S/M & M/L and is even adjustable for an incredibly comfortable fit.
April is Autism Awareness Month, and Stella & Dot has teamed up with The HollyRod Foundation to help support a truly fantastic cause. Founded by Holly Robinson Peete, the HollyRod Foundation is dedicated to supporting individuals with Autism and their families. Stella & Dot is donating all net proceeds from our Visionary Bracelet to HollyRod!
In the bracelet’s description on our website, it illustrates what each part of the bracelet represents: “The name, Visionary, represents looking beyond what’s possible, the colors of the rainbow thread represent the diversity of the people and families living with autism, and the brightness of the thread and black diamond crystals signals a vision of a bright future through awareness.”
This is a beautiful piece of jewelry for a truly beautiful cause. For $39, you can purchase the Stella & Dot Visionary Bracelet here, and also be proud of the fact that you have contributed toward making somebody’s life brighter. On The HollyRod Foundation’s website, they outline what the bracelets will actually pay for!
- 1 bracelet will pay for a Therapy Sensory Device, which improves fine motor skills and reduces stress
- 10 bracelets will pay for two tablets with specialized apps that provide speech therapy & help improve social skills.
- 100 bracelets will pay for an all-in-one computer with software that helps with homework and pre-vocational training for teens & young adults.
How amazing is that?!
Holly Robinson Peete shows off the Stella & Dot Visionary Bracelet. Proceeds benefit the HollyRod Foundation during the month of April.
Julie Bowen, best known as the beloved and feisty Claire Dunphy on ABC’s hit TV show Modern Family. Her personality consistently shines on screen, and recently, she had one of Stella & Dot’s On The Mark arrow necklace shining brightly around her neck! On the show, Julie’s character Claire is known for her big personality, but this dainty arrow necklace still suits her perfectly.
This gorgeous Stella & Dot necklace is sweet, delicate, and versatile. It looks beautiful whether you’re running errands, or enjoying a night out. On The Mark comes in both silver & gold and both are equally stunning!
Lots of Stella & Dot jewelry sightings on ABC’s hit show The Bachelor.
The girls love the jewels and we love seeing it on screen!
[ABC’s The Bachelor, Season 19, week 4, aired on Monday, January 26, 2015]
Mackenzie wearing the rose gold Pave Spear Earrings during the rose ceremony on The Bachelor.
Craaaazy (coo coo!) Ashley S. wearing the gold Chantilly Lace Earrings from Stella & Dot.
And more Stella & Dot sightings on ABC’s The Bachelor during this week’s episode while they are in Santa Fe, New Mexico (or where they in Mexico? Or San Jose? I’m not sure).
[ABC’s The Bachelor, Season 19, week 5, aired on Monday, February 2, 2015]
Oddball bachelorette, Kelsey, wearing the genuine turquoise Serenity Stone Earrings from Stella & Dot. These are gorgeous genuine semi-precious gem stones. The earrings are also available in brown smoky quartz, green jade, and light blue calcedony stone (similar to aquamarine).
Jade wearing the orange Coral Cay Earrings from Stella & Dot.
These earrings are adjustable so you can wear them shorter or longer.
I love Lisa Rinna and her realness – how about you? Love her potty mouth and her candidness…. Her housewives and friends may wear “big f***ing diamonds,” but they also wear Stella & Dot jewelry… Am I right?!?! :)
The soap opera star hosted a fundraiser trunk show in this week’s episode of Bravo’s hit TV show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. [Bravo, RHOBV, aired on Tuesday 27, 2015]. All proceeds from the trunk show benefited the Noreen Fraser Foundation. Each October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Stella & Dot donates money from the sales of a few select pieces to NFF (can you tell that this show is taped a while back, eh? Haha). But it was so fun to watch our fabulous company on TV… Although I didn’t love the Brandi drama (but does it ever end?).
The ladies greet each other at the Stella & Dot trunk show.
Kyle tries on the white horn Sahara Pendant Necklace from Stella & Dot.
Interested in hosting your own trunk show, just like Lisa Rinna and the housewives?
Well you can! And you get free jewels too — Read more HERE.
Or contact Erin for more info: Simply.Stylish@yahoo.com
Shop all Stella & Dot jewelry at www.stelladot.com/emarkland – our new spring collection is here!
Ok, ladies — Let’s talk The Bachelor! Who else loooooves Chris?!? Is he the cutest thing, or what? I’m smitten (shh! don’t tell my boyfriend!).
Well, needless to say, I am not the only one. I personally think Kaitlyn is a front runner. I like her laugh and her easy going personality, she seems to roll with the punches. I might want to meet her in real life and roll around Costco with her in a blow-up ball. Hehe. Annnnd I may also want to style her in more Stella & Dot jewelry. I mean, COME ON, she already wears it so well!
See her below wearing the turquoise Rory Necklace from Stella & Dot. It looks so FAB paired with a cherry red blouse. I love it!
The other ladies of The Bachelor have also been spotted wearing Stella & Dot jewelry throughout the episodes. Here’s a peek….
A lot of the other girls were also spotted wearing some Stella & Dot statement necklace throughout the show. [ABC, The Bachelor, aired January 19, 2015].
As Seen on The Bachelor…
Mackenzie (bottom middle) – Wearing the pink, orange & gold Pop Geo Pendant from Stella & Dot
Mackenzie (bottom right) – Wearing the grey and mint stone Livvy Statement Necklace
Becca (top left) – Wearing the silver & grey stone Somervell Necklace (also comes in rose gold & gold)
Jillian (top right) – Wearing the Cassady Collar Necklace from Stella & Dot
Samantha (bottom left) – Wearing the silver, grey and pink stone Callie Necklace from Stella & Dot
It’s a new year – and everyone loves Stella & Dot! This month alone, Stella & Dot has already been featured in several magazines. Take a look!
The red Sardinia Earrings were featured in the January 2015 issue of Woman’s World magazine. The earrings are 3-in-1 and can be worn as a long and mid-length chandelier, as well as a stud earring.
The Stella & Dot gold Engravable Bar Cuff was featured in the Jnauary 2015 issue of People StyleWatch. What would you engrave? Coordinates, initials, wedding or birth date, a favorite word or phrase? The possibilities are endless!
Stella & Dot’s new Engravable Heart Charm and Delicate Chain (both items available in gold and silver) were both featured in the “Hearts of Gold” editorial article in the January 2015 issue of Glamour magazine, with the fab Allison Williams on the cover.
Brand new for Spring! The Rebel Cluster Pendant (also available in silver) was highlighted in the January 2015 issue of InStyle magazine with cover girl Jennifer Aniston. The magazine touts the necklace as a no-brainer way to layer delicate necklaces for every day.
I love seeing Stella & Dot accessories on TV! As you may know, our jewelry has been spotted on countless celebs for many years now… But it’s not every day that we see a trunk show and style session being shown on TV for everyone to see!
My friend and fellow Director for Stella & Dot, Ali Spuck McNeely, recently did a fundraiser trunk show with Lisa Rinna, as seen on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. [RHWBV, aired on Tuesday, January 13, 2015]
Lisa Rinna tried on several Stella & Dot styles, including the colorful Fanella Statement Necklace, the delicately layered Pave Chavron Necklace, and a classic Stella & Dot “arm party” with the gold Renegade Bracelet.
Lisa Rinna wears the gold spike Renegade Bracelet above, which also comes in silver and rose gold. She wears the delicate gold Pave Chevron Layering Necklace, below, which can be worn 25 different ways! Also available in silver.
Brandi Glanville was also seen wearing the layered Aria Pendant Necklace on the same episode (shown below) — a fabulous boho chic layerling piece featuring Italian-inspired gold chains and semi-precious quartz stones! The short and long pieces come together for just $98! Shop it HERE.
Interested in having your own Stella & Dot fundraiser event or in-home trunk show?
Contact Erin for more info: Simply.Stylish@yahoo.com.
Or read more about it HERE.
Stella & Dot founder and CEO Jessica Herrin was recently featured as the “Mystery Millionaire” on the afternoon talk show The Steve Harvey Show on Thursday, January 8, 2015. Jessica talks about how she turned women’s love for accessories into a multi-million dollar business which empowers women to create the lives they want through a new social selling channel with the Stella & Dot brand.
Did you know that Stella & Dot paid out 240 million dollars to its Stylists? This month, Stella & Dot is offering the best sign-up special ever: receive an extra $100 in jewelry and the chance to earn your start-up costs back when you join!
Stella & Dot’s Black Friday deals have started early! Take advantage of an extra 25% off all sale and clearance items. Plus, lots of items were recently added to the sale section! Many gift giving ideas for the women in your life, from mom to wife to girlfriend to office mate. Many jewelry & accessories are less than $50 and many others are less than $25!
Some fabulous items on sale include the red Wild Hearts Scarf, now only $35!
Grab a couple gifts for your BFF – these options are all under $30!
Daphne Pearl Bracelet, City Slim Clutch & Piper Necklace >> SHOP HERE
A beautiful statement necklace for your mom, sister, wife or girlfriend!
The Fleurette Necklace from Stella & Dot, now just $103!
The best layering necklace for any one on your gift list, from your mom to your babysitter to your cousin. also makes a fabulous teacher gift! The Demi Layering Necklace is available in silver or gold – while supplies last! Wear it short or long.
Go ahead….Cross off a few people on your gift list.
FOX is rolling out a new TV series Gotham, and Will Smith’s actress wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, is casted to play Penguin’s boss, Fish Mooney. Her red short hair and bold ensembles really showcase her character’s qualities. They pretty much portray her as being a badass boss. And it’s awesome.
Jada’s character Fish Mooney was recently spotted wearing the gold Pegasus Necklace from Stella & Dot on a recent episode of Gotham. The statement necklace features an intricate big of hand sewn feathers on to silk organza, so it’s lightweight and surprisingly easy to wear. [Fox TV show Gotham, Season 1, Episode 2; Monday, September 29, 2014]
Some found drama, while others found love. Sigh. The finale of Bachelor in Paradise was a little underwhelming for me, buuut…. I like it that way. It means that the show was a little more ‘reality’ than ‘tv’ and that’s fine by me. I liked that the previous (and successful) Bachelor and Bachelorette couples made an appearance on the finale to give some love and relationship advice – very cute.
Oh, and speaking of cute. Did you see Molly Mesnick on the finale? Side braid, red lips and light blue halter dress? Umm, hi! Molly looked gorgeous! And to top it all off, she wore the Elodie Statement Necklace from Stella & Dot – a smashing combo of silver with yellow-lime and blue stones. A true stunner. Just like Molly!
[ABC, Bachelor in Paradise, finale episode, aired on Monday, September 8, 2014]
Get the exact necklace that Molly Mesnick wore on the final episode of Bachelor in Paradise! Buy it HERE.
New anchor Natalie Morales was spotted wearing Stella & Dot jewelry again on camera on the NBC morning talk show The Today Show. She wore the edgy Cassady Collar Necklace from Stella & Dot, but paired it with a soft pink blouse to soften it a bit. I love this combo. The statement necklace is very versatile because it has both silver and gold metals, so it goes with everything!
Whether you’re heading to the mountains, lake, city or beach, these summer essentials will help you look super cute and stylish on your next summer getaway.
1.) Lightweight Summer Scarf
It sounds like an oxymoron – summer scarf – but chilly air conditioned restaurants and breezy nights call for a light coverup. A scarf works great to keep off the chill, and also makes a great travel companion! Wear on the plane to keep warm, wrap around your waist as a sarong or bathing suit coverup, or roll it up and use it as a pillow on a long car ride. Tip: Summer scarves are more lightweight (think cotton or rayon, not cashmere) and come in bright, fun colors and prints.
2.) Large Tote Bag
A no brainer for some, but it’s worth repeating: Get a larger travel bag for your getaway. Don’t use your expensive handbags or your work bag for your summer trip, it just doesn’t fit the bill. Choose something larger in size – which can go from plane to car to beach to shopping to dinner, and back again! – with several pockets, a sturdy material, and a pop of color or a fun print.
Stella & Dot Tote Bags: Perforated Avalon Market Tote in Red Geranium, $148; Capri Tote in Jeweled Zebra Print, $98; La Totale Large Tote Bag, $118 and comes in two prints. Note: the Avalon Tote and the La Totale Large Tote are both on sale for half price in the month of July with your $50+ order!
3.) Long Necklace
A longer, more streamlined necklace is a great vacation accessory because it “anchors” a lot of flowy tops and dresses, which are obviously popular during the summer! Whether you’re wearing your trusty white tee, a maxi dress or a gauzy blouse – this necklace will work! It’s universally flattering, for all style types and body shapes, and works with almost any outfit. Tip: If you tend to wear sold colors or more plain clothing, opt for a funky, quirky necklace. If you like to wear prints or colorblocking, choose a more streamlined necklace with simple lines.
Stella & Dot Necklaces: Kimberly Necklace, $89 (also comes in silver); Rebel Pendant Necklace (also comes in gold), $79; Sanibel Reversible Semi-Precious Stone Pendant, $79 (also comes in silver); Mallorca Pendant Necklace, on sale for just $67!
This is a great travel accessory that is often overlooked. A clutch can serve as your wallet or passport holder while traveling, and you can put it nicely into a larger travel tote (such as the before mentioned tote bags), which keeps you organized while you’re on the go. Just pop in your cell, lip gloss, money and room key and you’re off to dinner! Tip: Choose a bright color or pattern that will complement most outfits in your suitcase. If you wear prints, opt for a sold clutch, and if you wear a lot of solid colors, add some oomph with something fun and unexpected. If you’re bringing a scarf to keep warm, choose a clutch that will complement it nicely.
5.) Jeweled or Metallic Sandals
Another great way to update your outfit and look instantly chic! Pair metallic sandals or jeweled wedges with your jeans and tee – add the necklace and the clutch – and you’re now ready for cocktails! One of the best ways to feel fabulous and a little bit fancy while on your trip, while still being comfy. Plus, it takes up very little space in your luggage! Tip: Use the Stella & Dot scarf bag (that the scarfs come in) as a shoe bag when you travel! You can fit two pairs of flip flops or sandals, or one pair of heels, in the bag. So easy and so cute!
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Need help packing for a trip or finding items for your next getaway? If you’re in the Southern CA area, Erin can help! Contact her for more info on packing and styling services or click here: Simply.email@example.com // 949.395.2347
Ree Drummand, the much loved cooking star, also known as The Pioneer Woman, was recently spotted wearing the green jade Serenity Stone Earrings from Stella & Dot on a recent cooking episode on The Food Network titled “Us and Them.” Her baked ziti recipe looks dynamite, but I love her pop of color even more. Get the same earrings that The Pioneer Woman wears for just $49 – also available in turquoise, brown quartz and light blue calcedony stone.
Award winning, global fashion brand Stella & Dot just announced their summer sale today! Just in time for summer, take advantage of this sale and update your wardrobe with fun fresh colors, bold pieces or delicate everyday jewelry. Take up to 40% off several jewelry pieces and accessories, such as the statement necklace shown and beautiful earrings shown below.
SHOP THE SALE NOW!
More A-listers and celebs have been spotted wearing their Stella & Dot jewelry while out and about.
Comedian and actress Amy Pohler wearing the gold Rebel Pendant Necklace from Stella & Dot.
Funny girl and actress Olivia Munn wearing the gold Rebel Pendant Necklace.
Singer Thalia wearing the Peacock Statement Necklace from Stella & Dot.
Cara Santana wearing the gold Rebel Pendant Necklace.
How Stella & Dot Is Giving Old-Fashioned Direct Sales A Mobile Makeover
How a doing-it-all mom became an entrepreneur–and uses tech savvy and common sense to keep her business running.
When she founded Stella & Dot in 2003, Herrin had envisioned it as a direct sales company that would give its sales people, called “stylists,” a way to live balanced flexible entrepreneurial lives. Based on her own experience, she knew things had to change if she wanted to really scale the business.
In the past year in particular, Herrin has given the old-fashioned direct sales model a mobile makeover. And it’s working. Stella & Dot has 16,000 active stylists around the world and in 2013, the company made more than $220 million in sales, up from $100 million the previous year–thanks in large part to the company’s massive mobile push and integration of new technology.
Stella & Dot is what Herrin calls an “omni-channel business”–one that blends the in-person experience with technology. “For a lot of e-commerce companies, their challenge is competing with a company like Amazon. That’s why omni-channel retail can stand apart. It has something Amazon can never offer–a warm body on the end of each sale,” she says. “The use of technology has really unlocked how profitable this business can be.”
Here are four ways Herrin has worked mobile technology into her business model to help grow the company.
How do you train 16,000 stylists spread around the world? Stella & Dot has online affinity groups including ones for military spouses, stylists of color, stylists over 50, and the list goes on.
But the company uses more than just social media to connect stylists. Last month, it launched a mobile-optimized “Stylist Lounge,” which gives stylists mobile access to notifications, weekly training videos, peer-to-peer online training, and specific tools depending on how long they have been selling with Stella & Dot.
When new stylists log in, for example, they are given step-by step guidance on how to create their website, send their first trunk-show invitation, and make their first hostess call. More seasoned stylists in charge of teams can access business insights about their team and all stylists can easily choose and share from a collection of customized social media messages. “What used to be a log in and click, click, click is now a swipe and a tap,” says Herrin, who calls the mobile push an “on my phone or bust” model.
Direct-sales models often require sellers to have inventory on hand to sell to customers, which means unsold stuff can quickly start to pile up in their closets. Instead of doing this, Stella & Dot uses trunk shows to test inventory. Last year, the company launched an iPad app for stylists called Dottie that not only allows them to place orders directly to the distribution center in real time when a customer makes a purchase, but also includes tons of images of products that might not be on hand.
The danger, of course, is that the human connection the company so values could be compromised by stylists having screens in front of their faces. But it’s a worry that’s been taken into account when designing the app. “We’ve obsessed over the ease of use,” says Herrin. “We want it to be intuitive so that it doesn’t take away from the human connection.”
Another addition is the social media group called the Style Council, made up of hundreds of the company’s top sellers. The group has direct access to the design and merchandizing teams and votes on the pieces in each season’s collection that are showcased most prominently. “The feedback is very constant in real time,” says Herrin.
Gone are the days of driving around with trunks full of inventory to deliver. The Dottie app includes a form customers fill out when placing an order, which then gets directly sent to the distribution center. Before that was created, stylists had to keep track of orders on paper that they might not have a chance to submit until the following day. The automated form also lets customers double-check their information, which cuts down on mistakes.
At Stella & Dot, stylists play a huge role in marketing. They upload trunk-show photos to the Stella & Dot Instagram feed and are encouraged to post about their work on Facebook. But social media aside, the company has also created a mobile notification that pings stylists when orders are shipped, including the names and notes they took on the customers who made purchases. They can then tap on their phone numbers to make a follow-up call.
Bottom Line: “Our mobile tool isn’t just about sales or transactions. It makes our stylists better at customer service,” says Herrin. “We are using the combination of high tech and high touch to do better merchandizing.”
Original article from Fast Company – read it HERE
Last year, Stella & Dot raised over $120,000 for the HollyRod Foundation in April for autism awareness month. This year, we hope to double this number.
Autism now affects 1 in 68 people. Through the funds raised for HollyRod from Stella & Dot’s autism awareness boutique, we hope to impact the lives of families who are affected by autism. >> Read more below.
Visionary Bracelet – only $39
A rainbow of colors to represent the puzzle piece for autism awareness month
Boardwalk Beach Tote – only $69
Stella & Dot’s new Pisces Print goes to the beach! A waterproof bag for all your sandy, wet, beach essentials.
Beach Pouf – only $24
Waterproof and sand proof – this little pouch keeps your lip gloss, phone, wallet and keys safe from the elements.
Pouch Trio – only $24
Keep yourself organized with these colorful pouches – from snacks to makeup to tech cords, it fits everything!
ABOUT HOLLYROD FOUNDATION:
Inspired by a father and a son, HollyRod Foundation was formed in 1997 by actress,Holly Robinson Peete and her husband former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete. TheHollyRod Foundation is dedicated to providing compassionate care to those living with autism and Parkinson’s disease.
Efforts of the HollyRod Foundation are providing a better quality of life for individuals and their families.
Autism affects 1 in 88 children, 1 in 54 boys, and can decimate families physically, emotionally and most of all
HollyRod introduced the “Give the Gift of Voice” campaign in 2010, providing tablet computers and specially‐designed apps to help give a voice to those without. 50% of children living with autism have extreme difficulty
learning to speak, 25% of them never will. While these individuals may not be able to speak, they have much to
say and through the “Give the Gift of Voice” campaign, they can now make their voice heard. The Gift of Voice
campaign was so well received, HollyRod realized they needed to find a technology partner to fulfill all the requests.
In 2013, HollyRod began a partnership with Fuhu to provide grants for the Nabi tablet. The program is fully
operational and is helping children all across the country.
HollyRod is currently developing plans to create The HollyRod Autism Network at California State University,
Northridge, a unique constellation of autism resources, services, and one‐on‐one support, all with a family‐
centered focus. As Holly says “we need to help these children live their lives and achieve their fullest potential.”
Last April, Stella & Dot raised $120,700 from the sale of signature accessories in our Autism Awareness boutique.
Stylists across the US and Canada held thousands of trunk shows to raise awareness and funds towards
compassionate care for those affected by Autism.
The funds generated from this collaboration helped to support various autism summer camps, social skills and
adolescent prevocational programs around the US and Canada. We were also able to grant more than 100 tablets
to non‐verbal children with autism giving them the “Gift of Voice”. This year, the partnership will allow us to serve
even more children and their families, as they navigate autism’s day to day challenges.
We are very grateful for your support!