Welcome to my illustrious sorors of Alpha Kappa Alpha! Pearls N’ Patches is home for what I’ve trademarked as the ‘AKApreneuHER’ and her #peArlsKuAd. As a multi-passionate entrepreneur and founder, this is my latest project celebrating the savvy business women of our great sisterhood and certain aspects of our lifestyle that best represent us. I am her and she is me. Collectively we represent the many shades of pink and green. I want to honor that…us. In the shop you will find merchandise I’ve created that I believe YOU WILL 💚. In our communities, I am a proponent of konnecting us in very meaningful and intentional ways so we may learn about what EVERY soror in business is doing locally along with how we may collaborate and patronize one another’s business. If you are our soror, make sure you subscribe to the #peArlsKuAd newsletter so you know what I know about your sKuad, sales, new merch + all upcoming events & happenings.
Pearls N’ Patches is not your typical AKAtique. Instead my gift and novelty shop is SOMETHING like a subscription service…but not really. Here’s how it works. I continuously source looking to find the best and unique vendors with the best quality for the best value. The prices you see in this AKAtique reflect INDIVIDUAL order pricing but I’d rather offer you BULK pricing so I can pass additional savings on to you. To be honest, I don’t hold any inventory because frankly I don’t want a house full of items waiting to sell. This is how I maintain my portable entrepreneur lifestyle. I order based only on who wants NEXT month’s goodies. This way I can always create, look for and offer unique items that we love. Many staple items will be available month to month. I love designer vintage items so you may see some of that sprinkled in here and there as well. Inventory in…inventory out. No surplus. BOOM!
To ensure your experience is as I’ve envisioned and you get the best pricing, I will advertise and notify you when I begin to pre-sell the FOLLOWING month’s items with a cut-off date for ordering via Instagram or the peArlsKuAd newsletter so be sure you are following and subscribed. Once the cut-off date has passed, I promptly place all orders with confirmed payments to be delivered as soon as I receive them and package them pretty. Specialty or custom items that require longer processing periods you will know about prior to ordering. As an example, I will pre-sell in January 2019 in preparation for the February 2019 collection drop. As soon as your order is received, it will be packaged prettily and shipped to you. Hence the “something like a subscription service, but not really”. For this reason, please plan accordingly when ordering your goodies for yourself, friends or family. Full transparency, this business model is not conducive to last minute or rush orders for a specific event or otherwise. It’s really about seeing something you like and deciding you want it for yourself or another sorority member, without time constraints. Just like a subscription service, your payment is received in advance so I know exactly how much to order for us. Unlike a subscription service every order is uniquely your own. I don’t decide what you’ll receive. You get only want you REALLY want at an affordable price be it one item or ten.
Here’s the best news. THE BIG PAYBACK program allows you to receive a partial refund EACH time a higher bulk order threshold is reached for the item in the respective drop for the month. The way it works is you share your newly purchased with sorors in your network via email, social media, at sorority meetings, by phone call or stork. The more sorors who opt to buy the same item allows me to get the item cheaper. I then pass the additional savings right back to your original form of payment.
Contact me for wholesale or chapter orders.
We good? Ok. Proceed to finding your goodies. 🛍