of my weekly routines now-a-days is finding stores and keeping them
supplied with my Jesus
Dress Up magnets.
involves trapsing around New York with a 15 pound bag of magnets
and going door to door from store to store. Often the reaction from
store owners is no different than if I were showing them a dead
baby in a shoebox.
Magnets in the window display at Bowery Tattoo,
334 Bowery NYC
I've found many wonderful stores who are not only willing to carry
them on their shelves, but defend the product when customers complain
or make a scene.
displays are a total score. Bowery Tattoo is one of the best stores,
selling more, quicker than most any other store in the city. I'm
sure this is due to them having a wonderful shop in a prime location,
along with the magnets in the front window display.
told by the fellow who works there that customers have complained,
and most recently a lady who demanded they stop selling the "offensive
product" immediately. Then, when he defended them she said
she was just going to buy the rest of their stock! I
guess she figured that if she bought them there wouldn't be any
more to sell ever? They were restocked the following day.
Magnets on display at the coffee
shop ALT in the East Village.
pleasure of mine is to go to my favorite coffee shop in the East
Village and watch as people browse over them and the many differing
responses they invoke. Yesterday a lady came in and stared for a
long while before getting her coffee. Then, over the course of an
hour or so she must've gone back up to look at them at least 5 times.
Staring at them, and smiling. Very self indulgent of me, but so
inspiring when I'm there answering hate mail.
My brother snapped a picture of these two guys laughing at them
back when they were for sale in Urban Outfitters.
that my dress up game is staring out at shoppers in malls and on
public sidewalks has been my latest thrill.
just recently compiled a list
of stores where they're already for sale if you've been wanting
a set for yourself but would prefer to avoid getting them via USPS.
know of a store near you that might be interested in carrying them
please don't hesitate to contact
me with the information. It's one of the only ways I've been
able to successfully get them on shelves outside of New York. My
best hook-ups have been through you people. So, thanks!