Last Call – Farewell from Abrash Gallerie

Dear Friends & Customers,

My entire experience at Abrash Gallerie has been wonderful and delightful, but I have come to a hard decision to end my retail operation. It is time to close Abrash Gallerie with fond memories and successful years.

I would like to say thank you to all of my loyal customers who have supported me throughout my 11 years at the Cedar-Lee location and previously at the Paysage Home location.

During its final days, Abrash Gallerie will be running a sale on all merchandise at significantly discounted prices.

The store hours will be 11 am – 7 pm Monday-Saturday, 1 pm – 5pm Sunday, and by appointment. To get in touch with me, please call the store at 216-320-9300 or my cell at 440-829-9510, or email me at tubagokoglu@gmail.com.

Again, I sincerely appreciate all the support you have given me. Stop by to chat and enjoy a cup of tea.

tubagokogluCheers!
Tuba Gokoglu

“Fine Lifestyles Magazine” Covers Abrash Gallerie

Check out Abrash Gallerie in Fine Lifestyles Magazine! This article very honestly represents what Abrash Gallerie works hard to be for it’s clients.

 

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Marise Jewelry Designs Mother’s Day Trunk Show

Marise Jewelry Designs

 

Mother’s Day is Just Around the Corner!

Abrash Gallerie hosts:

Marise Jewelry Designs Trunk Show 

Get a beautiful gift for the mother in your life

Friday, May 3, 2013

5pm – 8pm

Saturday, May 4, 2013

5pm – 8pm

 ** Drinks & Hors d’oeuvres **

RSVP to the Event HERE

 

Abrash Gallerie Supports Leukemia Lymphoma Society

2013 Leukemia Lymphoma Society Event

Check out Abrash Gallerie owner, Tuba Gokoglu, at the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Event! We’re proud to support such great causes. This year, we donated a few items from our Gallerie to the silent auction which helped to raise money for the Society.

Marise Jewelry Designs Trunk Show

Celebrate the Holidays by giving!

 

Marise Jewelry Designs Trunk Show

@ Abrash Gallerie

 

** Sales will benefit YWCA Chapter of Cleveland **

 

Friday, December 14, 2012

6pm – 8:30pm

 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

noon – 7pm

 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

noon – 6pm

 

** Drinks & Hors d’oeuvres **

 

RSVP on Facebook here

 

FREE PARKING @ CEDAR & EDGEWOOD RD.

 

A Beautiful Celebration of 7 Years In Business

On Tuesday, December 4th, we celebrated 7 years in business with loyal customers and friends. It was great to see such support for a small business. We are lucky to have shared our successes with all of you, and we look forward to continuing to do so!

Cleveland Business Connects Magazine Profiles Abrash Gallerie

In October, store owner, Tuba Gokoglu, was contacted by Cleveland Business Connects (CBC) Magazine regarding a profile they were interested in doing on Abrash Gallerie. As a Northeast Ohio female entrepreneur who hails from Turkey, they believed that Gokoglu’s story would be a great match for their section on diversity/minority owned businesses. When freelance writer, Doug Guth, showed up for the interview with Gokoglu, little did he realize the rich history Gokoglu came to the table with. The two spoke about everything from Gokoglu’s move from Turkey to Northeast Ohio, to her transition from the banking industry to oriental rugs, to her family’s contribution to the business, and the growth and success of the gallerie. The ultimate outcome of the article is a great representation of what Abrash Gallerie is, and hopes to continue being.

To read the full article, click here.

 

7th Anniversary Celebration Scheduled for December 4th

You’re Invited!

7th Anniversary Open House @ Abrash Gallerie

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

6pm – 8pm

 

Drinks & Hors d’oeuvres

 

Unique holiday gifts for your loved ones

 

Mingle with notable Interior Designers

 

Skincare products & makeup trends from Dresden Buras,
Dior resident artist & set stylist

 

Meet Colin Lively, former Clevelander,
now nationally recognized NYC hairdresser

**Free valet parking available on Lee Road across from the Cedar Lee Theater**

 

Abrash Hosts Ladies Night with Dior Regional Team

Join us for a fun Ladies Night at Abrash Gallerie

Monday, November 5, 2012

6pm – 8pm

 

Enjoy a complimentary make-over with the Regional Dior Team
Meet Colin Lively, former Clevelander, now a nationally recognized hairdresser in NYC
& many more surprises…

 

Drinks & Hors d’oeuvres

 

Valet parking available on Lee Road across from the Cedar Lee Theater

 

The Grand Bazaar: Deal or No Deal

On July 6th, The Washington Post published an article titled “The magic of carpet shopping in Istanbul” which described, in my view, a realistic and accurate carpet-shopping experience in the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul’s number 1 place to go for carpets galore. I wanted to share this article as well as some of my thoughts with you.

Grand BazaarEvery time I travel to Istanbul it is a must for me to stop by the Grand Bazaar. I love the experience of browsing, shopping, or even pretending to be a customer to buy a rug. (I also cannot skip visiting Erol Kazanci, owner of Shirvan mentioned in the Washington Post article, both for doing business and admiring his outstanding collection.) The store-owners are all in front of the entrance of their shop waiting to pull you in.  They speak every language you can think of. Somehow, they first start with English when they see me, it must be my talent in acting like a tourist :-) .  I never give away the fact that I am fluent in Turkish and I know the carpet business inside out. I always go into the store with an open mind to see how I will be treated. Will they give me a correct story of the quality of the weaving, construction of the carpet, whether the dyes are natural or chemical, or will they tell me the actual country where the carpet was made with its associated workmanship? Will they quote a reasonable price relative to my assessment, understanding the fact that “fair price” is a subjective judgment? Unfortunately, much more often than not, I end up having to leave with a disappointment. As a member of the Turkish-American diaspora, I do my share of patriotic contribution by eventually telling them, in Turkish, that their old-fashioned ways may hurt them in the long run in an increasingly globalized economy.

So here are some words of wisdom ;-) . In my personal opinion, on an apples-to-apples basis, it is safer and cheaper to buy in the U.S. than in the Grand Bazaar, and your best bargain will most likely be in Cleveland, a city with a very low cost of living. Enjoy the Washington Post article!