b spotted: Pear & Simple

March 24, 2014

Welcome to the debut arrival of our newest series, b spotted. This is a way for us to share more about our amazing retailers and all that they do. Introducing Pear & Simple…

Nestled in the sweet town of Port Washington, Wisconsin, this store is chic, unique, and absolutely adorable. Check them out if you are in the area!


How long has your store been around?
P&S: 3 Years. We opened on Dec. 2nd, 2010 – six weeks after we decided we were going to do it! We’re crazy, we get that, but who doesn’t love a challenge?

How many employees?
We have 12 outstanding employees. We also have what we call our “special teams”. Our Special Teams is a group of sisters, friends & cousins that enjoy being a part of the busy seasons and special events at the store.


How did you first learn about cinda b?
Sister/Aunt saw the line, loved it and thought it would be perfect for Pear & Simple.

What is your favorite pattern?
Rose: VERY tough question!  Too many favorites. Depends where I am headed, if I have to choose I will go with Amore.
Melissa: Hands down Verde Bonita, a rich, vibrant green has always been my favorite hue, throw a little navy in there and give it a nautical flare and I’m in love!
Jaime: Neptune.  I love the sleekness of the deep navy contrasted with the punchy pop of coral.


What is your favorite travel style from cinda b?
All: The Super Tote II.  Perfect for one night or 12 nights, car travel, train travel or plane travel and you can fill it up with all the wonderful things you find on your journey!

Where is your dream travel location? What bag would you carry?
Rose: Italy.  I’d want to take the Mod Tortoise – Super Tote.
Melissa: Greece.  I would want to take the super chic French Linen Vertical Tote. The cross body is an essential for a sight-seeing vacation and the Vertical Tote is large enough to fit my Cannon Rebel T1I (and lenses).
Jaime: Ireland. Neptune Saddlebag II.  It’s a cross body style which is a necessity for being on-foot and it fits all of my daily essentials.


You feel most comfortable in…?
Rose:  An airplane headed somewhere.
Melissa:  My black Patagonia jersey dress and summer hat.
Jaime: Jeans, comfy tank top and flip flops somewhere warm.

Your house is on fire and you can grab one thing (besides family/pets) what would that be? 
We all agreed on this, our memories in digital version. Hard drive, Phone/iPad everything we have created and captured is on those devices (and the cloud).

How can we all b fabulous a little more everyday? 
State of mind. Expect that today holds something significant and be on the lookout for it all day.

My best kept tip for hosting a party or event? 
Lots of basic white serving pieces. No matter what you put in them, your table always looks great.

Favorite Quote: “Enjoy the little things, for one day you will look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault

A huge round of applause (or snaps, whichever you prefer) to Pear and Simple for sharing their inside scoop with us. If you are ever in Port Washington, be sure to look for the green scarves! Check back each month to find out more about our fabulous cinda b retailers on our new serious, b Spotted. We hope you are as excited as we are!

Pear and Simple is head over heals about the Super Tote II. As we are all dreaming of summer vacation, which cinda b travel piece tags along with you during your much needed getaway? Just for fun, we’ll surprise a lucky reader with a travel item for commenting. 



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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrea March 24, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Love CindaB!!!!

Sydney March 24, 2014 at 3:24 pm

I love how everyone wears the scarves!! My trusty amore saddle bag II and matching pocket wallet seem to find their way with me on my adventures!

Nico March 24, 2014 at 3:41 pm

With two young daughters the babe-a-luscious baby bag is my go too! Space for everything we MAY need ;)

Leanna March 24, 2014 at 3:41 pm

I really like the quality of cinda b products. Would love a travel item now that Spring has arrived even if it hasn’t fully sprung yet!

Melissa Wahl March 24, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Last week I received my first Cindab saddle bag, zip around wallet and happy. I bought them to use on vacation, but have been using them since they arrived!! They are all perfect, and I’ve gotten a ton of compliments!

Melissa March 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm

I will be taking my saddle bag along on vacation. It is my first Cindab bag and I just love it! It just arrived last week and I have already used it everyday!!

Amber B March 24, 2014 at 5:47 pm

I carry my iPad in a tablet sleeve for extra protection while I’m lugging it around!! :)

Penny March 24, 2014 at 6:10 pm

I love the vertical cosmetic bag…I have a confession, I haven’t used it for cosmetics! It is perfect for storing my iPad, phone, wallet, travel itinerary, reading glasses, and perhaps a few snacks for the plane or car. If it weren’t for the stain resistance I would have hesitated on the French Linen pattern, but it has proven to be durable, and clean looking, as well as the perfect size, beautiful, sleek and washable!

Tenesha Carter March 24, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Love Cinda B…that super tote is awesome! It’s such a great travel bag, I’ve even used it for holding all those baby items when taking a short trip..just perfect!

Stef March 24, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Jaime, Melissa, and Rose have done a marvelous job with this fabulous store. It’s a gem in the beautiful city of Port Washington, a city I now call home. I love seeing all of the great pieces from cinda b in the store. Great blog post!

Toni March 25, 2014 at 4:56 pm

I love Pear & Simple because of lines like cinda b. the colors are so vibrant and styles so beautiful!

Bryn March 26, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Either the essentials tote is perfect for carrying everything from beach towels to kids’ items. Love that I can throw these bags/wallets in the wash! So functional and stylish!

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