artéé fabrics & home and Printer's Alley Stores are the retail arm of artéé collections inc. artéé collections inc does wholesale business of fabrics to the trade and for contract to the hospitality industry.
artee collections has long been known to be the supplier to the home furnishing trade - supplying home decorator and contract fabrics to design trade and the hospitality industry. artee is a near vertical organization - from conceptualization, design, implementation ( weaving, printing and embroidery), exports, import, warehousing, distribution . The gamut of the business spans B2B, contract and retail. It is easy to see that there are tremendous savings in being vertical and are passed on the the end customer. The services include design and custom services for the retail end customer.
Artee opened its store in Middletown CT. Artee now has a new workroom at this location
New York and New Jersey
Artee opened the two newest stores in Princeton NJ and Farmingdale NY in 2020 and 2021. Artee now has stores to serve customers in most of the North Eastern United States
Good Goods - Darien Connecticut
Artee purchased the assets and employed the employees of Good Goods in Darien Connecticut. This is artee's smallest store (by square feet) - yet performs exceedingly well
Rags and Riches Vermont
Artee purchased the assets of Rags & Riches and employed the existing employees of Rags & Riches Vermont.
Warehouse in the South
The Burlington NC warehouse serves as quick ship point for our customers in the South and serves as a quick access to fabrics for our Southern Stores. In addition it also houses the Printer's Alley Outlet store.
Purchase of Calico Corner Store in Metairie Louisiana
Artee bought the fixtures and employed the employees of Calico Corners in Metairie Louisiana.
All new store in Virginia Beach
Buying assets of Printer's Alley Stores - Richmond and Wilmington
P/Kaufmann sold the assets of the Richmond and WIlmington Stores to artee. The two stores are christened as artee fabrics & home stores. These are first two stores that artee acquired. The two stores introduced artee to home decorating accessories and made artee's entry as a full service home decorating endpoint. A lot of our stores are now modeled after these two stores.
Artee Fabrics & Home begins operation
Zimmans decided to close Zimmans at the mill at 68 Tower St. Hudson and concentrate in Lynn Massachusetts. With a steady stream of customers still coming in - it was a no brainer to keep a store going. It was about home fabrics and there was no shortage of fabrics in our warehouse. Zimmans fabrics were gone one day and overnight we stocked all the empty racks with fabrics from our warehouse. Artee fabrics & home was born and there was no looking back.
Large Warehouse - Lots of opportunity
68 Tower St Hudson MA. A combination of brick building that housed the Hudson Combing ( a woolen mill that supplied woolens for the war effort ), and two warehouse buildings. The two metal buildings were put to good use and it was easy to receive the containers because they had docks. Getting the goods in and out was quite easy.
Given that there was empty space in the brick building Zimman's started Zimman's at the Mill at this location and there was easy access to high quality fabrics
Business Commercial Space
Commercial Condos at Robert Bonazzoli Drive in Hudson MA. The business was growing and we were supplying fabrics to the wholesalers that included Robert Allen, Kravet, F Schumacher, Scalamandre and it was not possible to receive the containers at the previous locations and with the amount of storage that was required to supply the jobbers a larger space was needed - 3 condos side by side fit the bill. The business was growing and it was not soon that we filled that warehouse.
To a basement
In the space now occupied by Rail Trail Flatbread Company we occupied the basement under the A1 Copy center. We busted through this space and added a 2nd floor location across from Hudson Savings Bank (now Avidia Bank) as office space. Clearly having reached the end of this space we were looking for space to move to take care of our larger shipments.
Humble beginning from a Closet
Started Artee Collections In a closet of an apartment in an old school house building and eventually moved to the basement of a large home. We busted through the basement in no time. Deliveries through the hatch doors were becoming an issue and we moved to a newer commercial space on 33 Main st Hudson