ARABESQUE, a fine stationer and gift shop, is located on Naples’ historic Fifth Avenue South. A family run business, ARABESQUE was built on owner Sheryl Sashin’s 30-year relationship with the industry’s finest designers and manufacturers. This relationship enables ARABESQUE to provide the largest selection of quality, sophisticated American and European products and to source the unusual.
At ARABESQUE, the paper clips are Italian clippiolas; the rubber bands are in the shape of flamingos and giraffes; the scissors have leopard handles; the Italian leather goods make working a pleasure; and the extraordinary invitations, stationery, colorful inks and sealing wax make correspondence a way to share a bit of your soul.
Need an attaché or portfolio? For the stylish female executive, how about fashion forward and functional Italian leather file totes? For the lawyer, why not classic, Italian brown or deep red? Need desk accessories or photo albums? Choose from hand-made albums from Rag & Bone, leather photo albums from Graphic Image or silk covered photo albums from Jan Sevadjian.
Looking for small leather goods? At ARABESQUE you’ll find Abas, Charring Cross, Graphic Image, Kate Spade, MontBlanc and Recife. Everything from luggage tags, passport covers, wallets and pen cases, address books, grandma’s brag books to makeup pouches are available in an array of classic and fashion colors.
Many of ARABESQUE’s greeting cards are handmade, glittered and/or three-dimensional. The potpourri is softly scented, and full of sea glass and shells. Lafco and Rance soaps are triple-milled and free of preservatives. The razors are Mach3, and the badger brushes are Edwin Jagger, English—the finest quality.
The “Grandma’s Corner” at ARABESQUE features an ever-changing collection of baby dishes, receiving blankets, photo albums, Robeez booties, Bla Bla Dolls and other gifts.
Looking for pens and fine writing instruments? At ARABESQUE they range from fun and colorful Acme pens and other fashion pens, to such famous names in fountain pens, rollerballs, ballpoints and drawing pencils as: MontBlanc, Namiki, Delta, Krone, Recife, Visconti, Montagrappa and Waldmann. ARABESQUE also features beautiful hand-blown glass pens and a wide selection of inks, both bottled and cartridges.
Do you enjoy games or need a special place to store your jewelry or writing instruments? ARABESQUE features exquisite Italian leather backgammon sets, card and pen boxes and extraordinary musical jewelry boxes.
ARABESQUE’s papers are imported from around the world: Borghese from France, Rossler from Germany, Fabriano from Italy, and the finest American brands such as: Crane, Caspari, Dempsey & Carroll, Anna Griffin, Elum, Vera Wang and William Arthur. Whether it is engraved, letterpress, handmade, or just plain fun, you are bound to find it at ARABESQUE.
Invitations set the tone of an event and generate the excitement. Calling cards, business cards, and one’s stationery wardrobe create an image of one’s personal style. ARABESQUE partners with quality engraving, letterpress and thermography companies such as: Caspari, Crane (including the Black Label and the Kate Spade collections), Dempsey & Carroll, Lallie, Encore, Encore Edge, Jamie Ostrow, Stacy Claire Boyd and William Arthur (including the Vera Wang collection).
ARABESQUE also enjoys exclusive relationships with inventive premier companies that feature specialty techniques and high design such as: Ali Munroe, Arabella Papers, Arak Kanofsky, b.t. elements, Cat Seto, Elum, Haute, Julie Holcomb, Mia Carta, Pendragon, Pressed Petal and Smock. Their well-trained staff can help with everything from wording to proper etiquette and create an invitation that is a direct expression of your taste, style and dreams.
It is easy to see why Grace Ormand’s Wedding Style Magazine named ARABESQUE “The Five Star Resource for invitations in Southwest Florida.”
For small gatherings or thematic events ARABESQUE’s in-house printing affords quality and rapid turnaround. They stock hundreds of well-organized design choices from inventive companies such as: Anna Griffin, Cross My Heart, Itty Bitty, Meri Meri, Odd Balls, Sarah LeClere and Stevie Streck just to name a few. ARABESQUE also carries Envelopements, Waste Not Paper Company’s Eco-friendly card stock, envelope liners and ribbon to customize and create exclusive designs.
So all of your event needs can be met, ARABESQUE also has all the resources for party favor boxes, table charts, menus, programs, personalized cocktail napkins, thank you notes, and bridal party gifts as well as maintaining a gift registry. Envelopes can be hand or machine calligraphed and services include stuffing, sealing and stamping.
ARABESQUE’s mission is to offer the finest in product and services and to do whatever is necessary to exceed their customers’ expectations. Because their local customers are frequent customers, ARABESQUE’s staff greets them by name and understands their taste and anticipates their needs. So many of their visiting customers are repeat visitors and the staff often hears them say “There is no store like yours at home. We always make ARABESQUE one of our first stops in Naples.” These are the words ARABESQUE most loves to hear as they reflect the principles the store was built on.
ARABESQUE’s owner, Sheryl Sashin is joined by experienced sales associates Libbie Bramson, Beverly Harabedian, Marcia Patrignani, Betsy Steinbrink and Pearl Struminger. This talented team makes ARABESQUE the resource for “Luxurious Necessities and Irresistible Indulgences.” Visit them at ARABESQUE’s elegant, relaxing Fifth Avenue South location.