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Our 144th Birthday!

This coming Sunday marks Dempsey & Carroll’s 144th birthday! While almost every aspect of 21st century New York would feel foreign to John Dempsey and George Carroll, our shop on 1049 Lexington would be a source of familiarity and comfort.  We have continued to celebrate the art of engraving since 1878! In the 19th century, …

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Carolyn + Zach

Carolyn and Zach chose our Embassy sized invitations with baron ink.  The couple went with a modern typestyle called “Veritas.”  The invitations are finished with silver foiled edges.  The inner envelopes are lined with matte paper, featuring an art deco inspired design.  When/where did you get married? I got married at the Rainbow Room at …

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Wedding Dress Codes

While a wedding doesn’t revolve around guests’ personal style, it is important to understand and follow the dress code.  But this isn’t always easy – what are the dress codes and what exactly do they all mean? White-Tie White-tie is the most formal of the dress codes and is not used frequently.  For women, a …

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4th of July Weekend Wish List

The 4th of July is around the corner and what better way to celebrate than gathering with your friends and family? Whether you are attending a backyard barbecue or hosting a garden picnic this weekend, let our summer wish list inspire you! 1. KULE’s Shirt Dress is an absolute favorite! Made of 100% cotton, this …

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Gifts for Dad!

Father’s Day is fast approaching, and we have compiled a list of our favorite gifts for dad! 1.Destination Anywhere For the dad who loves travel and adventure, our Destination Anywhere collection is the perfect gift!  The collection features three beautifully engraved motifs: a globe, an airplane, and a camera.  Each set features envelopes lined with …

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Gracious Living in NYC

With unruly drivers, persistent traffic, and people rushing here and there, it’s not always easy to maintain patience and grace in our daily interactions.  Yet, in a city where we occupy such close quarters, small gestures of kindness go a long way!  Below are some quick and easy tips to help facilitate gracious living in …

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Stationery for New Graduates

Graduation season is upon us, which means it’s time to start celebrating your grad!  It is no surprise that our favorite gift is custom, personalized stationery; not only is it a deluxe and unique gift, it is practical and classic! Bespoke stationery is the perfect sendoff for graduates as they transition to the next chapter …

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Mother’s Day Gifting

With Mother’s Day around the corner, we wanted to share some of our favorite gifts! Spring Flowers This brand-new set embodies the fresh and colorful beauty of springtime. We love the way the engraving captures each delicate detail of this hand drawn illustration.  This is the perfect Mother’s Day gift, especially for those who love the …

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