Thank you to everyone who voted for Fringe's room as their favorite at the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse! We are honored to have been chosen for this year's People's Choice Award. Well deserved Jessica Bertoni!
Like finding your favorite pair of jeans, finding your brand can give you confidence, style and ultimately, happiness. It’s something to feel proud of. Something you can’t wait to show off. We understand…and that’s why we want you to make Fringe your brand.
Reason one: You’re our priority.
At Fringe, we recognize that your time is valuable and work with you on your timeframe. We don’t rush you into making a purchase. We are interested in helping, guiding and listening to your needs. Ultimately, we want you to be satisfied and confident in the selections you’ve made.
Reason two: Knowledgeable designers.
Professionalism and experience can lead to a better space. At Fringe, you can always count on honesty. As we work with you in developing your design, you can expect our honest opinion. We will challenge you to think outside the box and offer alternate suggestions that can also work to accomplish your look.
Reason three: Customer service.
Throughout the design process, we want you to be comfortable. We work with you in explaining and advising, checking stock, helping to find products, having product knowledge and providing you with excellent service. If there is ever a concern, we’re always here to answer your questions!
Reason four: Affordable selections.
Your budget does not define you. We have resources that can accommodate all types of budgets and will always work to respect your guidelines. We are happy to present you the options you request and offer advice on areas that could adjusted to give you your best solution.
Reason five: Casual and comfortable.
And we’re not just talking about the furniture! Come in and take a look and get ideas; there’s never any pressure. We are here to help, answer questions and guide you in creating your perfect space.
Reason six: Design is in the details.
Fringe offers distinctive pieces not found in other stores, allowing you to create a look that no one else has. If you don’t see something in our showroom, just ask. We are happy to search additional sources to give you just what you are looking for.
Reason seven: Quality.
Many hours are spent searching for quality in the selections we offer. We take pride in purchasing our upholstery and leather domestically and are sensitive to manufacturers that adhere to green practices. We do all the research ahead of time so that we can offer you the best price point when you’re ready.
Reason eight: Delivery perfection.
Delivery day is the best! When it’s time for your furniture to be delivered, we go the extra mile to make sure everything is perfect for you. All of your selections are opened and inspected prior to being delivered and often times, your designer will meet you at the delivery, making sure everything is put into place. They’ll even bring extra touches to enhance your final design even further!
Reason nine: Personal design service.
One of the benefits of purchasing at Fringe is our personal design service. You deserve what you want, the way you want it…and we’re here to make that happen. We can advise on paint colors, space planning and the perfect pieces that will complete your design. We will even come to your home to make sure the items you are interested in fit correctly in your space as well as fitting your needs and lifestyle.
Reason ten: Support local business.
Shopping local supports local job growth and ultimately builds strong communities. Small businesses select their own products based on their own interests and the needs of local customers, guaranteeing you a much broader range of distinctive, one-of-a-kind products.
Fall in love with unique and distinctive accessories from Fringe! New items are arriving daily, allowing you to find the most talked about items you won't find anywhere else. Stop in today!
Just by spending an hour or two touring seven standout apartments in downtown Milwaukee you will be helping to make strides in the fight against breast and prostate cancer.
This year, in their efforts to raise money to fight cancer, the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse invited Milwaukee's most celebrated designers to transform seven units in the new Plankinton Clover Apartments in the former Grand Avenue Mall downtown into a stunning urban oasis. Come and see the designers’ special touches while supporting a good cause! The apartments are located at 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee and are open for viewing daily from June 1 through 16.
Fringe has discounted tickets available for purchase for $25 ($30 at the door); cash or check only please.
All proceeds support breast cancer and prostate cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. For more information and tickets go to www.breastcancershowhouse.org.
Here's a sneak peek of some of the decor you'll find in Fringe's space:
Your nominations just landed FRINGE as one of the top four choices in MKE Lifestyle's Best of Greater MKE 2019! But we still need your help...
Now through April 26th, you can VOTE for Fringe in two separate categories: Best Home Furnishings Store AND Best Accessories Store!
Voting is simple and you can vote once per each email address you have; we'd love your vote!
We'd love your nomination in these 2 categories:
Home Furnishings Store AND Home Accessories Store!
Participants may take the survey only once and must fill in a minimum of 5 survey questions. A valid email is required to participate. We respect your privacy - emails will only be used to avoid duplicate responses within this survey, and will not be used otherwise by MKE Lifestyle or shared with any third party vendor.
Nominations will be accepted Jan.1 through Feb. 28, 2019. The top four nominations from each category will then be tallied, and voting to determine each group's winner and runner-up will re-open Monday, March 4th. Voting closes Friday, April 26.
The winners from each category will be revealed in our August “Best of Greater MKE” issue.
There are many wish lists to choose from and various ways to donate. Bring the items into Fringe, purchase them online from the Wisconsin Humane Society store and have them shipped FREE or even purchase and ship on Amazon!
Donate HERE from the WI Humane Society Store - FREE SHIPPING!
There are many items on the wish list that are sold in the Animal Antics retail store at each campus!
There are many perks to purchasing an item from WHS to donate back to the animals:
- It's cheaper! They discount the price of items to make donating as easy and affordable as possible.
- It's faster! Once they receive your order, it's pulled off the shelves and put it to use right away.
- It's simple! Just shop online; no need to even leave your home.
- It increases your gift! The small profit made off sales in the store means your donation goes even further for the animals in our care.
For more information, visit: www.wihumane.org
Thank you for your love and support!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Attitude & Gratitude party! We truly appreciate your support in voting to make Fringe 'Best Home Accessories and Furniture Store' of 2018 as well as your donations in raising money for a great cause - the Washington County Humane Society!
A special thank you to MKE Lifestyle Magazine for joining us! For additional photos, click here.
The Washington County Humane Society’s (WCHS) mission is to protect animals from suffering and cruelty, to provide care for animals afflicted by neglect and abandonment, and to enhance the lives of animals and people through education, adoption and compassion. Since WCHS does not euthanize for space nor does it receive government funding or any funding from state or national humane organizations, donations are a necessity to the shelter.
Why they need your help:
- Since they do not euthanize for space and do not put a time limit on adoptable animals, they can remain in care for many, many months, sometimes surpassing a year.
- The average approximate length of stay of dogs is 2-3 weeks, while cats are closer to 2-3 months due to the large volume.
- The approximate average cost to care for a dog until it’s adopted is $350, with a cat ranging from $750-$1000. Multiply those numbers by 3,000, the average number of animals we care for each year, to see how the costs can really add up!
- In addition to general care, many of the animals need medical treatment for illness and injuries.
To view the article in MKE Lifestyle, click here.
"Repurposed Retreat." MKE Lifestyle. July 2018: pages 74-78. Web. July 6 2018.
Because of your votes, your loyalty and love, Fringe has won MKE Lifestyle magazine's Best Accessories and Furniture Store of 2018! Words cannot describe our gratitude, so we are throwing YOU a party! Join us on Friday, July 13th from 3pm to 7pm at Fringe, 133 E. Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay.
We’ll proudly be accepting donations on behalf of our friends at the Washington County Humane Society. Watch our Facebook page for more details!
See MKE Lifestyle's 'Best Of' Issue here.
Jessica Forston, Owner
John Edbauer, ASID, Owner
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