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Pampered Chef: Any new merrill items at Conference?

  1. DeeDee616

    DeeDee616 Member

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    I've seen on the new products PC has, and heard about the calendars, but haven't read anywhere about what Merrill was offering at Conference? Anything new?
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  2. Patty Davis

    Patty Davis Member

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    New white shirt with Dots across the top to match our dots! So Cute!
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  3. lmradlein

    lmradlein Member Gold Member

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    Green lunch bag that they were giving for orders over $70....(mine was $127) they ran out while I was in line THE FIRST DAY! :(
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  4. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    There was a new yellow short sleeve shirt. I almost got it, but thought the logo didn't stand out as much as I'd like.
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  5. lpacker

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    Is Merrill the only place that carries logo wear? I think the selection is a bit limited, but I'm anxious to see the white with dots shirt.
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  6. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Yes, Merrill is the only authorized logo items vendor.

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    There were some shirts and things that were new. Merrill actually had catalogs there. The new items should be online this week or so.
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  7. Melissa78

    Melissa78 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    There were many requests on the "suggestion paper" in the New Product Showroom asking HO to please approve another vendor so that Merrill has some competition...hopefully to expand product selection and lower prices.

    I thought they were good suggestions... Competition is always a good thing.
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  8. lpacker

    lpacker Member

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    I agree - a little competition would be a good thing. I'll have to check Merrill again next week for the new things. Thanks!
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  9. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    I got a new Stainless Steel water bottle from Merrill.
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  10. Gloria&Emily

    Gloria&Emily Novice Member Gold Member

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    I just searched the Merrill website for "dots" and the dots t-shirt showed up on the list. It's so cute!! Check it out.

    Not sure if you can order it yet, but at least you can see it :)

    And, the stainless steel water bottle is there too -- search for stainless.
     
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  11. KellyTheChef

    KellyTheChef Legend Member Gold Member

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    How is the DOTS shirt sized? True to size, larger, smaller? Merrill is not known for their accurate sizes! LOL
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  12. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    I didn't try the dots shirt on, but saw people holding it up. It looks like it might run small. It seemed like it was shorter....well, for me with a tummy to cover...let's just say I didn't bother trying it on. But I could've misjudged it. Anyone else know?
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  13. Shawnna

    Shawnna Senior Member Gold Member

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    I bought the yoga set in 3 differnet colors...got one at conference year before last, ordered another one at Christmas time and then another on last Spring. The one I got at conference is an XS, which is what I ordered at Christmas...had to send it back and get a small...and the one I bought in spring is a med. They all three fit exactly the same. So, I am not real fond of ordering from Merrill because I always have to send it back.
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  14. lpacker

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    I just checked too - the dots shirt is not in stock, but can be ordered. It is really cute (wish it was long sleeved for fall, but I guess I can layer). It is only $16.95 ($18.95 for my 2x body), that is not a bad price if it is a nice quality fabric. Plus with all those different colored dots, it will look nice with an assortment of slacks including jeans.

    Thanks for pointing out the dots shirt!

    Wouldn't a long sleeved denim shirt with the dots motif be cute for fall?
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  15. MORFIA

    MORFIA Advanced Member Gold Member

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    me too- Have you put a straw in it yet?>
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  16. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    I got the dots shirt, and it's pretty true to size. I wear an 18-20, and got a 2x in the dots. It's cut a little shorter than some of their other shirts, which actually makes you look smaller (because the hem doesn't cut across the widest part of your hips). I often have problems with shorter shirts becoming "bare midriff" shirts because of my *ahem* chest, and this one is still OK.

    And I almost forgot - Merrill finally updated their logo banner to be easy to read. It was light blue with a white logo. Now it's burgundy with a white logo. They also changed their "fancy" tablecloth (the one that fits banquet tables) from white with a black logo to black with a white logo.
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  17. darlinclem

    darlinclem Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Did they give out a promo code? It seems every item has a spot for one (I know we used to see it some but it seems to be much more now).
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  18. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Nope. No promo code. They were offering 10% off orders placed online from conference, but there was no code handed out for other discounts.
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  19. ChefBeckyD

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    I got a salmon colored windbreaker - and I can't tell you how many compliments I've already received on it! My cluster-mate got a booking at her church this morning because she had hers on.

    We also discovered that it is water-repellent. We were walking from the Sheraton to the Hilton, and got caught in a rainstorm. We stayed dry from our necks to our legs. :rolleyes:
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  20. wadesgirl

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    I got the "bunched" polo shirt that was a pink/salmon color. And a zip up fleece in blue. Almost couldn't decided between the maroon or the blue but finally decided on the blue.
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  21. NooraK

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    From the catalog:

    The name badge (available online of course) is now available in silver, as well as white, and has no product images on it.

    The pink jacket mentioned is described as "Flamingo pink" and has a white logo.

    There is a 100% cotton sleeveless white shell with a black logo.

    A black 60/34/6 cotton/polyester/lycra 3/4 sleeve Crossover V-Neck shirt

    A "Papaya" (pink) Johnny Collar (ruched where the buttons are) Polo in 53/47 ring-spun cotton/microfiber polyester

    Green Tea colored Polo with princess seams in 53/47 ring-spun cotton/microfiber polyester

    Yellow 3/4 sleeve V-neck shirt in 95/5 cotton/spandex

    The long sleeve bling shirt is now available in white with blue bling. I was interested to notice that not all of the "bling" was rhinestones, some were more metallic looking pieces.

    The new Dots T-Shirt. The dots design comes down from the right shoulder to mid chest and there is a black logo on the left chest.

    Navy 100% cotton V-neck shirt

    Youth T-shirt now in marine blue

    A purse hanger is listed as new, but I thought I had seen it two years ago...

    A heavyweight pen and the stainless water bottle. Oh, and a hand sanitizer spray

    There were quite a few HWC items on site, I don't know how much will be online.

    I also purchased a black pashmina, and it was also available in a light turquoise blue.
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  22. jbdowd0798

    jbdowd0798 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I bought the papya colored shirt and love it but some how it seems to stain easier then others (ugh already!!). I've tried almost everything to get it out and no clue. Then got the white long sleeve bling shirt but haven't worn it yet.

    Merrill was smart this year- had ONE dressing room that we could try everything on. The DOTS shirt was one that I didn't like because it was almost see through for some of us larger girls (18-20). I was helping one girl because I could see the out line of her bra, name tag under her shirt, just didn't look good. Maybe it was just her but I passed. I'm glad its working for others! :)

    I went bright and early on the first day and got the lunch tote. Cute but not sure how practical. I bought the red foil tees for my teammates as my treat to them, first aid kit (thank goodness ebcause I cut my self on my surprise box!!), and a few other things.

    OH OH OH- get this- I bought the window decal and the dang thing won't stick to my back window of my car. I have the large ones they sell on line but this darn thing won't stick. So I have an email & call into Merrill. For $10.55 it better stick!!
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  23. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    I got the Dots shirt and actually have it on right now. It is very true to size. Fits me perfectly. It is a Hanes Silver for Her - 100% cotton. Classic Fit. So I'd pick what size Hanes T-shirt you'd wear if you get it. I got a medium and it fit perfectly.
     
    Jul 19, 2009
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  24. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    The purse hanger is different from the one they had in the past. The old one had a solid, straight hook; this one has a hook made of small segments so that it folds flat.
    Be careful with the red shirts with the foil. A clustermate bought one last year, and while it was fine for 2 washes, the foil all came off in the 3rd wash.
     
    Jul 20, 2009
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  25. jbdowd0798

    jbdowd0798 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Thanks Ann for the heads up. I appreciate it and will pass on that info. We'll be calling Merrill if thats what happens since I paid enough for them! lol
     
    Jul 20, 2009
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