02.04.19

Our Top Picks for the Week of February 4, 2019

Little pops of something special seem to be the theme of this week’s top picks, from the luminous shine of Tahitian black pearl to mini gold studs or eye-catching crinkles embellishing slides; from […]
01.22.19

Penny Post + Alexandria’s Wedding Showcase 2019

Now that the calendar has flipped, it’s time to start planning your 2019 wedding. Planning a wedding is a daunting effort. The options seem infinite and the decisions seem insurmountable. Well fear no […]
01.15.19

What Are Blackwing Pencils and Why Do I Love Them So?

Blackwing pencils regularly appear on our Penny Post gift guides, so I’m sure you have seen them. However, it occurred to me that we have never properly introduced you to the very best […]
01.14.19

Our Top Picks for the Week of January 14, 2019

Happy snow day! Love the snow? Great! We have cozy, waterproof booties you will love. Want to ignore all that white stuff? Okay! We have a blouse, dress, and earrings that are classic […]
01.07.19

Golden Globes 2019: Our Best Dressed

If you are a regular reader of our awards show fashion reports, you know that I value looks based on whether or not they are fashion forward, interesting, unexpected, etc.; “pretty” does not […]
01.07.19

Our Top Picks the Week of January 7, 2019

Whether you are looking for cozy time (hoodie + joggers + puzzle), some self care (natural haircare + a spicy new fragrance), or an accessory upgrade (garnets/gold + stone/pearl), this week’s top picks […]
12.31.18

New Year and New Skills Along Old Town’s Maker’s Mile

Happy (almost!) New Year, everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful holiday season and are looking forward to 2019 with hope and excitement. Last month a woman came into the store lamenting […]
12.31.18

Our Top Picks for the Week of December 31, 2018

Our last top picks of the year, so we thought we’d feature items we know are reader favorites: a super soft tee (we heart Wilt!), simple (but not boring!) studs, the gold standard […]
12.24.18

Merry Christmas to You from Red Barn Mercantile and Penny Post

Thank you all for another amazing holiday season! It was so fun sharing the most wonderful time of the year with you. Seeing all your smiles when you found the perfect gift for […]
12.21.18

Gift Guide No. 05: Last Minute

Still looking for inspiration? Forgot to get a gift for someone on your list? Have no fear! We have some great last-minute gifts, some of which also make super stocking stuffers, all picked […]
12.18.18

“Oh, wait! I still need…”

If you’re as organized as me – read: not at all – and you find yourself in need of those last few items to make your holiday party complete, your stockings full, and […]
12.14.18

Gift Guide No. 04: Splurge

And now is when we break out the really big gifts. From diamonds and gold to Golden Goose sneakers, these are the gifts that bring the wows. Whether shopping for a loved one […]
12.13.18

Gift Guide No. 03: For Him

He says he doesn’t want anything, but we know that’s not true and with this gift guide, he won’t even be hard to shop for. We’ve found can’t-miss presents with something to appeal […]
12.12.18

Our Experts Picks the Gifts They’re Giving (and Hope To Get)

Some of my best customers are my team members. They are the people to whom I turn when I’m deciding on what to buy for the store. Because their taste is impeccable, and their […]
12.12.18

Gift Guide No. 02: For Her

She’s just the best. Your mom, your sister, your bestie…you know her so well, and we have the just-right gift to show her how much you care. (And click here in case you […]


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