Tis the Season to Celebrate at Harlan Ruby. It doesn’t matter the time of year, Harlan Ruby has a quirky and fun way to celebrate. Birthdays, bachelorette parties, engagements, Westworld Episode Four party, Preds are playing…. really if you need it to look festive and to pop with fun, Harlan Ruby can make it happen.
How they would Describe it!
Harlan Ruby is woman-owned and operated balloon, gift, party, stationery shoppe in East Nashville, Tennessee run by mother-daughter duo: Sunny Becks & Fiona Flaherty. The shoppe is ‘all color, all the time’ with approximately 50% of the products being produced in-house with a neighboring workshop for classes and parties.
Sunny spent most of her entrepreneurial years running a successful hula hoop business (classes and ultimately the world’s first hoop supply company) however, once her oldest daughter wrapped up her schooling at Parsons The New School for Design in NYC (and a small stint in LA) Sunny suggested Fiona launch her own brand back in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.
Transforming the hoop shoppe into a retail location, they quickly put Fiona’s Fashion Illustration degree to use and self-produced a whimsical line of hand-illustrated, hand-lettered goods under the name Cheers Fifi. Today they continue their collaboration on other brands such as Idol Light and Nevertheless She Persisted while also producing small-batch runs for local artists.
While Harlan Ruby officially launched with 100% of the products being produced in-house, as the shop grew they began to incorporate colorful, sassy, heart-felt products inspired by the bright shops of Los Angeles Fiona fell in love with while living there. “We like to focus on colorful, forward-thinking/thoughtful companies from around the world to appeal to our people: grownups who aim to live life with a youthful atheistic”.
While the shop is still young, they have been attracting the attention of fabulous people like Kacey Musgraves and Elsie Larson (A Beautiful Mess). Now it’s your turn…
Come have fun with us! Hours: Monday – Friday 10-6, Saturday & Sunday 9-3. 805 Woodland Street, Suite 301 Nashville TN 37206.