Sunday, October 25, 2009

How to Find the Date for the Corky Warehouse Sale

Here's how to be one of the first to know the dates of the next Corky warehouse sale, to be invited to the non-public openings and receive special promotions.

A couple months before the next sale, the exact dates and times are posted at The fall sale always starts on the Saturday of Columbus Day weekend and the spring sale is sometime in March depending on the Easter weekend. The spring sale is always before Easter.

How to be Invited to Non-Public Openings

VIP Shopping - A few days before the sale opens, a small select group are invited into shop in a fairly relaxing environment. Each VIP can bring one guest to the event and must present their invitation to gain entry. VIP shoppers have qualified for the event by spending a minimum of $400 at a previous sale. Once you qualify, you'll be invited to the next two VIP sale events. This is a special night and the number of invitations are limited to insure a relaxing experience.

Email Invitations - Email invitations include entry the day before the sale opens. You can sign up for our email list at Please print your email invitation because you'll need to show it at the door to gain entry and to use the attached coupon.

Early Entry on Email Day - Facebook Fans are sent a special invitation to gain entry to the sale a few hours before we open on email day. You'll need to RSVP through Facebook to gain entry. We love our Facebook fans!

How to Never Miss Knowing About at Corky Sale.

1. Sign-up for the email list and allow emails from If you have more than one email address we suggest you add all of them to the list.
2. Become a Facebook fan to get an invitation through Facebook
3. Sign-up for the snail mail list at the sale.

How to Receive Special Promotions.

Facebook fans and email subscribers are sent a special promotion towards the end of the sale where they can save an additional discount of up to 50%. Our egg-citing discount and pick a pumpkin mystery discount are very well liked events.

There's a related post in the archives where I offered some tips to help make you warehouse sale shopping more productive. We'll look forward to seeing you at the next sale!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Special Benefits for Corky and Company Facebook Fans

The Corky & Company Facebook fan page, now six months new, has developed into an active social site with 1500 fans. If you Facebook, you should check out and consider becoming a fan. It's a fun community moderated by Kim, our founder and head of design. See our new designs months before they're in stores, find hard to locate styles, upload photos of your favorite kids in their Corky coats, resolve problems and ask questions.

If you live near our factory, just before our warehouse sale, we open for three hours exclusively for our Facebook fans. This may not seem such a big deal, but if you've ever attended the first sale day, you'll know the advantage of entering before the running of the shopping mommies.

This year we also offered limited edition Corky ladies coats for sale exclusively on our Facebook page. Forever have our customers asked us to make ladies coats and this year we obliged. Special orders were taken, 25% of the proceeds donated to The Relay for Life and some very special coats were made for a few special customers.

Our Facebook fans are always the first to see our new products. As soon as our photo shoot is done, we post the pictures in our Facebook album for our fans to enjoy.

Thank you to all our fans; I love dropping in and reading your posts.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Corky Coats Cover Girls, The Crystal Anniversary Edition

My daughter Courtney, aka Corky, just celebrated her sweet sixteenth birthday. It was a blast, we had a bouncy bounce set up in the yard, an event tent, cotton candy machine, popcorn machine, DJ with strobe lights, the pool heated to 80 degrees, a bonfire and an awesome fireworks show courtesy of my brother, Jeff. A school bus picked Courtney and her friends up at the Portsmouth Abbey, brought them to the party and back to school later that night.

A few months after Courtney was born, Kim and I started Corky & Company. On reflection if Courtney is sixteen, that means Corky & Company is celebrating our 15th anniversary. There are a lot of memories packed into those fifteen years! Here's a look at some of our cover models over the years.

Happy Anniversary Corky & Company

A big THANK YOU to all our retailers, corky coat fans, employees, suppliers and friends. It's because of you that Corky and Company is celebrating our crystal anniversary.