You still can’t visit Rangoni Shoes or J.McLaughlin, but they can visit you.
Both Girard Avenue stores are using the internet for sales promotions this coming week. Rangoni’s is a virtual wine/spritzer party and runway show via Zoom. From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 27, models will don Rangoni’s best-selling Valentina and Amalfi shoe and handbag lines. Also scheduled is a drawing for a handcrafted handbag and a pop-in by owner Carolina Rangoni from Florence, Italy.
To reserve a Zoom slot, call store manager James Wyno at (858) 459-4469.
What viewers choose to do from the comfort of their own homes is their business, but Wyno says he hopes it involves taking advantage of his website’s 20 percent off spring/summer sale, which ends April 30, and imbibing wine or spritzers.
“I’m not encouraging people to get virtually drunk,” Wyno said, “but it would be fun. We did it in Oregon at Zelda’s Shoe Bar and it got to be crazy.”
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 28 and 29, J.McLaughlin’s will hold a “Virtual Sip & Shop” hosted by Las Patronas president Kelly Kjos. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the store will provide curbside pickup or home delivery for all purchases, with 20 percent of the proceeds benefiting Las Patronas.
Patrons are asked to view the store’s digital catalog, then email store manager Natalie Aguirre at email@example.com or call (858) 731-9338.
Both promotions are trial balloons for the La Jolla stores.