One Word for You: Catstudio

Catstudio’s Collegiate Collection: Embroidered Pillow, Glassware, Dish Towel, Change Purse

In The Graduate, Dustin Hoffman gets one-word advice from Mr. Robinson: Plastics. Well my one-word advice for you is: Catstudio. Specifically, Catstudio’s Collegiate Collection. It makes a great gift for any graduate. That’s why we are having a Catstudio graduation event this weekend!

Starting this Friday through Sunday, we are celebrating all those who have toiled for the last 13 to 17 to 19+ years of schooling to graduate from the finest educational institutions in the country. We have something for both the high school and the college graduate. From dishtowels for their first apartment and glasses for their dorm, to pillows for their favorite reading chair or bed, you can give your graduate the gift of school spirit.

This weekend, be one of the first 25 customers to spend $100 or more and you’ll get a free Virginia, Alexandria, or Washington, D.C., dishtowel to add to your gift – or keep for yourself. Plus, enter to win a free Catstudio pillow of your choice (no purchase necessary). If you spend $50 or more, you’ll get an automatic second entry. So, double your chances by getting all the graduate – or birthday, Father’s Day, anniversary, etc. – gifts you need!

With almost 70 colleges and universities – including VCU, UVA, Virginia Tech, and JMU – there is something for everyone. We will have several styles on hand but will be taking special orders for anything we don’t have in store that you need. Oh, and we are including the Geography and Military Collections, too, just in case you need a little something for a non-graduate.

We hope to see you this weekend! And, for all my fellow alumni out there… Boomer Sooner!


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Owner Amy Rutherford started Red Barn because she wanted to deliver a service — to provide both old and new in one place. No longer will busy shoppers be limited to reproductions or forced to shop multiple flea markets for the look or gifts they want. The trick in blending old and new, vintage and modern, classic and quirky, is balance. And Amy’s knack for mixing rustic antiques with urban chic has created a look that is both fresh and familiar.

Red Barn Mercantile opened its doors in September 2007 with a single vision in mind: providing old and new to offer our customers signature whole-room designs at great prices.

We’re more than a furniture boutique and provide more personalized service than a big box retailer. We work hard to bring you the highest quality furniture and gifts, the most unique conversation starters, wall hangings and accent pieces, whether they come from off-the-beaten-track flea markets, or the latest designers.

1117 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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