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Inspiring Conversations with Bridgetta Tomarchio of For Love & Sapphires

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bridgetta Tomarchio.  

Hi Bridgetta, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
As a little girl, my mother sewed my clothes and I had all the princess dresses in the world a girl could ask for. I felt like a doll! I then moved on to a career in entertainment modeling, acting, dancing, and now own a very successful Public Relations firm, Wadjet PR. 

After 17 years in California, I moved to Cincinnati at the end of 2019 to have my first child. My PR firm is very successful, and I wanted to fulfill a lifelong dream of opening a high-end women’s boutique. My partner suggested we do it, and For Love & Sapphires was born! We showcase a carefully curated mix of the latest fashion trends by high-end brands to up-and-coming designers, as well as being a Jimeye Designs Flagship location. We pride in being size-inclusive from XS- 5X when available and support equality to welcome all sizes, shapes, ethnicities, all genders, and identities, and LGBTQ+. 

Our collections we carry are hand-picked to inspire your imagination and artistic self-expression, infusing romance, youthfulness, and lavish fairytale essences. We focus on the sense of touch, color, how fabrics move, and how they make you feel. Our selections inspire and bring out the inner Goddess in you. 

From high-end women’s clothing, top yoga brand clothing & accessories, yoga & healing fine jewelry, candles, and extras that help our clients in their daily practices, at For Love & Sapphires we truly try and connect to every unique customer’s desires. 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Oh no- LOL. 

#1 Location Location Location 

Always choose a location based on heavy foot traffic. 

#2 Marketing Calendar 

We didn’t have a marketing calendar until this recently- LOL. It’s been sporatic planning, and last-minute decisions, and letting others help, and it wasn’t until recent that we got organized and planned for the month ahead. DO THIS BEFORE YOU OPEN! LOL- huge lesson of mistakes, last-minute posts, relying on others’ ideas and not thinking them through or even seeing the ideas until it’s too late. 

#3 Stock 

Budget and be frugal when you order! We weren’t sure what was going to sell and had such high hopes and over-ordered. Lesson learned on budgeting and doing smaller orders to sell out rather than larger orders and being stuck with an abundance of products. 

#4 Hire a store manager right away- do not try and save money and do it yourselves! It’s overwhelming as we both have other jobs and learned this the hard way too. Hiring a trusty sore manager who can take the load off of you and get you organized is key! 

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about For Love & Sapphires?
Located in the heart of downtown Cincy, “For Love & Sapphires” was formed by former actress/model, producer, and PR Queen Bridgetta Tomarchio and her partner, local & celebrity designer Jimi Merk of Jimeye Designs. 

Bridgetta has been in the entertainment industry since a child, and her love & sense for fashion mixed with spirituality has always been a staple. From her 17 years of living in Cali and immersing in celebrity lifestyle to yogi lifestyle, Bridgetta’s sense for what people yearn to wear mixed with trendy fashion is impeccable. For Love & Sapphires is an extension of her love for style showcasing a carefully curated mix of the latest fashion trends by high-end brands to up-and-coming designers, as well as being a Jimeye Designs Flagship location. We pride in being size-inclusive from XS- 5X when available and support equality to welcome all sizes, shapes, ethnicities, all genders, and identities, and LGBTQ+. 

Our collections we carry are hand-picked to inspire your imagination and artistic self-expression, infusing romance, youthfulness, and lavish fairytale essences. We focus on the sense of touch, color, how fabrics move, and how they make you feel. Our selections inspire and bring out the inner Goddess in you. 

Jimeye Designs are hand-carved artisan jewelry inspired by sacred forms found throughout nature. This unique jewelry line emanates healing properties, as each stone and design carries an array of high-vibrational energies. From hand-selected gemstones used with the highest quality of materials and finest sterling, Jimeye Designs carries an array of collections, including one-of-a-kind spectacular wedding and engagement bands. Jimi has been a Cincinnati local jeweler for over 20yrs. 

From high-end women’s clothing, top yoga brand clothing & accessories, yoga & healing fine jewelry, candles, and extras that help our clients in their daily practices, For Love & Sapphires truly connects to every unique customer’s desires. 

Alright, so to wrap up, is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
We are open to suggestions, and love hearing about the brands YOU love. We’d be happy to take a closer look and bring new brands into the shop! 

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Image Credits

Isabelle Ruen Bridgetta
Tomarchio Jimi Merk

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