Business Profiles

November 16, 2020 • Sarah Schwartz
Q&A with Alissa Sampogna

Allisa Sampogna owner of The King's Scribe

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.

The King's Scribe colorful merchandise display

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.

The King's Scribe merchandise display

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.




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Sparta, MI 49345

616.520.2137

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