New online store, and a few ’70s party pics

After more than a week of work, I’m ready to announce that my new online store is ready for public viewing.

When I got into online marketing, people told me, “Paul, build a store around a product that you enjoy. Build a store around a product that makes you happy.”

So, I thought to myself, what makes me happy? …TUBE TOPS!!!

Therefore, I’m pleased to announce the grand opening of the Tube Top Boutique. Click the link and you’ll find hundreds of tube tops, tube dresses, and related products. You know, when I was doing the preliminary marketing research for the site, I was surprised to discover that “tube dress” as a search term is more than twice as popular as “tube top.” But that’s okay, we gotcha covered (well, except for your shoulders) with well over 100 dresses.

The site also has related categories as well, including tube top jumpsuits, maternity tube tops, strapless bras (although it’s perfectly acceptable to skip the bra and go au naturel underneath your tube top), and rompers. Not sure what a romper is? Hang on, let me post a pic of a romper.

There ya go. That’s what a romper looks like. It’s a one-piece tube-top-and-shorts set, usually made of terrycloth. We’ve got about a dozen of ’em on the site. The model in the pic above, by the way, was the co-hostess of the ’70s party on the roof of my building, Number 10 Main, last weekend. I added a special “almost a tube top” section to the site just for her, because it took two years of training to teach her that if it has straps, it isn’t a tube top.

Here’s a picture of the other host of the ’70s party, who made a special guest appearance all the way from 1977:

The best outfit of the evening, though, pre-dated disco by a few years. Straight from 1972, here’s the man who’s totally working the ‘fro, our very own Skippy.

Here’s a pic of Skippy line dancing. He requested the song, “Electric Slide,” by the way.

All right… with the ’70s pics out of the way, let’s get back to the tube top store for a moment. All the orders are processed by, so you know you’ll get excellent service and that your credit card information will be safe and secure. This is my first attempt at building my own Amazon-based store… maybe it’ll be successful, maybe not, but at least if it fails I’ll learn from my mistakes.

I have more ideas for online stores… the one I’m thinking about doing next will feature a particular place… a very, very wonderful place… rather than a clothing item.

So if you’re a female who likes to buy tube tops, be sure to check out the Tube Top Boutique. Tube Top Month is a month away, so you still have plenty of time to order. Guys, sorry, there’s not a lot of shopping for you to do at the new store, but I still like to believe it’s a store that will benefit men indirectly.

Alrighty then… think I’ll go up to the rooftop and watch the sunset, then get a few things done around the apartment, then go drink a celebratory beer. Back tomorrow with more to say.