Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Galante Tragedy

Today I called one of my favorite vendors, Galante, to ask a question. I know that I say every vendor is my favorite, but literally, I LOVE Galante. They made custom travel bags, make-up bags, linens, baby gifts and anything you could think of to put a monogram on. You could select your own fabrics, trim colors or even send in your own fabrics.

I love to send their monogrammed hooded towels as baby gifts.  Also, I've wanted some pillow shams made for my bed, with the monogram made from the Thibaut fabric I used for my table skirt.  But, I think that I've missed my chance... 

When I called today they informed me that on January 20th there was a horrible explosion and fire that burned Galante and all of their belongings basically to the ground. Luckily, no one was injured. As of right now, it does not seem that they will be rebuilding. I'm heartbroken that this institution has suffered this blow.  Many of their employees had worked at Galante for at least 20+ years. 

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Galante will decide to rebuild.  If they do not, I understand - It would be just a huge undertaking to rebuild a business.  Such a devistating situation. 

The following is a link to an article regarding the explosion:

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