November 16, 2020 • Sarah Schwartz
Q&A with Alissa Sampogna
Owner of The King’s Scribe sits down with Stationery Trends for a fun Q&A
Q: There are some things that are timeless — like a little black dress or the perfect martini. What epitomizes “timeless” for you when it comes to stationery?
AS: There is just something about traditional Florentine paper that feels classic and romantic to me. Those rich reds, golds and brilliant blues lining an envelope will always be in style.
Q: What have you learned about running a stationery and gift business that’s surprised you?
AS: Honestly, just how viable this industry really is. The impact that a $4 card can have on the person buying it and the person receiving it — it is a full circle of joy that is so easy to spread. No matter the changes that retail faces, hand written notes will always be valued.
Q: If you were a stationery product, what would you be?
AS: Probably one of Sapling Press’s snarky letterpressed greeting cards: perfectly unassuming in black and white at first glance, but hits you with a hilarious truth-bomb when you actually read it!
Q: Best buy under $50?
AS: Elum’s Big Stack Note Bar ($28) makes a perfect gift because they’re extremely useful, but have that little bit of “extra” with their painted-edge, rich cotton sheets.
Q: What’s your best splurge?
AS: Sugarboo’s 365 Gathered Truths ($90), a really unique and inspiring gift that suits so many of life’s occasions from bridal showers to retirement to all sorts of moments in between.