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Insider Tips for Friday’s Cocktail Party at Borsheims

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Are you ready to party with thousands of your closest shareholder friends while checking out some of the world’s most amazing jewelry, watches, and gifts?

Get ready! Because the party at Borsheims starts in just a few short hours!

Here are some helpful tips for getting the most out of your Friday night Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend kick-off party:
  • Plan ahead for parking. It will be tight and some of the businesses near Borsheims will tow if you park in their lots. My ideas: carpool, Uber or taxi, or ride the Borsheims shuttle from Westroads that runs from 5:30-10pm. There will be a lot of signage up to direct you at Westroads.
  • Bring your patience for the bar and buffet. We have two of each – a full set-up inside Regency and a full set-up in the tent outside. They’re both usually packed with long lines, especially when the party begins at 6pm.
  • You want to dance? Hit up the tent outside. We’ve got a great band playing! Bluehouse is a local favorite!
  • Shopping is a bit tricky on Friday night with all the people. If you’re serious about shopping, we recommend arriving earlier in the day to allow you the best shopping experience. You can still shop Friday night, but moving around the store is a bit more difficult.
  • Bathrooms? The porta-potties outside might be your best bet. Otherwise there are restrooms back by the fountains in Regency or through Borsheims gift gallery near customer service.
  • Remember it’s a cocktail party! Bring your cocktail party attitude and get ready for some fun! You’ll be mingling with other shareholders, getting an eyeful of beautiful jewelry, and enjoying the excitement that Berkshire weekend always brings.
We’re so glad to have you here! If you have any tips – or any questions – hit me up at the shareholder info booth at Borsheims or leave a comment here.

What Jewelry, Watch, Gift Vendors will be at Borsheims?

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Borsheims is known as one of the largest independent jewelry stores in the nation. That’s based on square footage of the store itself as well as the wide inventory of jewelry, watches, and fine gifts carried in the store.

Each spring, we carefully go through our list of jewelry, watch, and gift vendors to invite a select few to join us for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend.

Those vendors then bring in their absolute best goods for the weekend. We’re talking art-museum quality jewelry pieces, the first glimpse at a new and highly-anticipated watch, and one-of-a-kind artwork for your home or office.

This year, we have another spectacular rundown of vendors joining us for the weekend. You can access the entire list of our vendors here. We have dozens of additional brands available in the store, but we cannot possibly fit all of our vendors and all their extra goodies in the store at once so we do have to limit which lines can actually send vendors and additional merchandise for the weekend.

Do you like this year’s list? Are there any vendors you want us to include in next year’s list? Or any lines that we don’t carry that you’d like to see in store at Borsheims? Let me know in the comments!

Plan your Berkyville Buys Now!

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

We’re almost two weeks away from the most fun annual shareholders meeting on the planet!

It’s time to start thinking about what deals you can score when you shop in Berkyville – the huge convention center filled with Berkshire Hathaway companies selling their goods to you at a steep discount.

We don’t know yet what kind of great deals our sister companies like Pampered Chef and Brooks will be running this year.

We do know the Bookworm (not a Berkshire company, but a friend) has released its list of Warren Buffett-approved books they’ll have on site. Click here to see what the Oracle hopes you read.

And we’re ready at Borsheims to share the incredible deals on jewelry, watches, and gifts we’ll be offering. These deals are available both Friday and Saturday at the CenturyLink Center and they really are incredible. We have diamond studs, pearl strands, watches, and all sorts of Berkshire Hathaway souvenirs you’ll want to take home at you – at prices that no one can beat.

Watch the video to get a glimpse of all we have to offer this year. But act quick if you want to purchase during Berkshire weekend. Many of our items sell out quickly!

New Watch Line at Borsheims Made in Detroit

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

As a former journalist, I love a good back story.

And the folks at Shinola have a great one. You’d have to guess there’d be a great story associated with that name, right?

A few Shinola watches at Borsheims. The watches are made in Detroit.

A few Shinola watches at Borsheims. The watches are made in Detroit.

When the founders of Shinola started their watch company, they knew they wanted to make an all-American product, manufactured in Detroit. During one of their first board meetings, things got a little heated. Apparently one board member said to another “You don’t know $h!t from Shinola,” and they knew immediately that would be the company’s name. Not only because it is a great name, but because it stood for something. Shinola was an old shoe polish company that sent manufacturing overseas. The new Shinola founders loved the idea of reviving the name by bringing the manufacturing back to the US.

You should visit with the representatives from Shinola this weekend at Borsheims. Ask them about how one of their main watchmakers was first a security guard for the building who asked for a job. Or how their manufacturing facility is located inside an educational institution.

And a reminder – we have representatives from each of the watch lines at Borsheims this weekend and they each brought a bunch of additional inventory with them. It’s a great time to find a watch! (see what I did there?)

Look Who’s Coming to Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Weekend…

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Here at Borsheims, we have well over a hundred vendors who supply our store with all the beautiful jewelry, watches and fine gifts you see when you come in to shop.

Those vendors LOVE to visit us for Berkshire Hathaway weekend! It’s a fun weekend and a great chance for these vendors to get their products in front of more than 35,000 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. In return, they bring in one-of-a-kind pieces that are so rare, you would likely never find them all in the same store anywhere else in the world.

Alex Woo jewelry

Alex Woo's Tiny Treasures are a favorite of celebrities. Alex Woo herself will visit Borsheims the Friday of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend.

So who’s coming this year? A lot of your old favorites will be here and some new names as well. Alex Woo, the jewelry designer herself, will be here on Friday to meet with shareholders. All of our watch lines will have representatives in the store and will bring in extraordinarily rare timepieces for you to check out. And in our gift department, we will have several designers, including Matthew Placzek and his sculptures (not all are this large!).

Check out the entire list of vendors who are scheduled to visit Borsheims during Berkshire Hathaway weekend by visiting the Vendors section of this blog.

Does anybody have the time?

Friday, April 29th, 2011

At Borsheims, we always know what time it is. With more than two dozen different watch lines available at Borsheims, you can know the time, too.

During Berkshire Hathaway weekend, the watch vendors bring in special one-of-a-kind timepieces. Some are seldom seen in the United States. Sales representatives from each of the watch lines are here to answer questions about their brands and help you understand what makes each line unique.

Click here to read about each of the watch brands available at Borsheims.

If you’re looking for a watch, this is the time to do it. I cannot imagine that you’d be able to find a broader selection of fine timepieces than during Berkshire Hathaway weekend at Borsheims!

Borsheims Vendors During Berkshire Weekend

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Hello Weekenders,

A big part of the fun this weekend is checking out all the great deals at Borsheims. We carry an extensive Stephen Webster displays many of his braceletsselection of fine jewelry, gifts and watches with more than 100,000 items in our inventory. And we’ll have even more items in stock this weekend brought in especially for Berkshire!

We invited many jewelry and gift designers, along with sales representatives from multiple lines, to join us Berkshire weekend so you can chat with them and learn all about their product. After all, they’re the experts! Some new vendors to join us in 2010 are listed below:

A Jaffe
Carrera y Carrera
Dana + David
Eli Jewels
Jeff Cooper
Judith Ripka
Judith Leiber
Precision Set
Raymond Hak

Two years ago, we were lucky enough to have RockStar jewelry designer Stephen Webster at Borsheims. He will be back again this year and if you get a chance, I highly recommend that you stop by and check out some of his amazing work and meet him – he doesn’t make many U.S. appearances. He is known as a cutting edge designer and one of his favorite followers is Christina Aguilera!

See you in a few days,

Bill, the blogger