Jenn Ferrer-Amicucci, the founder and owner of Gumdrop Lane in Armonk always had a passion to create beautiful things. Growing up in Washington Heights, NY, she was constantly surrounded by highly creative and talented women-her grandmother, mom, and even neighbors who were always working and creating something beautiful. These memories and experiences have carried with her through life and in 2015, after years of practicing law, she launched Gumdrop Lane, initially as a lifestyle blog which evolved into an online store, and shortly after that into a brick and mortar store.
We recently caught up with this fabulous mom-preneur. Read on to find out what’s hot and trending, details of their upcoming camp event and more!
What was your inspiration behind the name Gumdrop Lane?
Gumdrops are a mixture of sugar and spice- and that pretty much sums up my style. Sweet with a little extra spice, or “sazon”. Gumdrop Lane is a magical destination-you can literally spend two hours in the store and come back the next day realizing you didn’t see half of what we have.
What types of merchandise do you sell?
We offer a wide range of unique gifts for all ages, party supplies, candy and more. Party favors and birthday gifts account for a huge portion of our business, and our custom camp and college lines have really taken off. I work round the clock on creating new products and designs, and source merchandise from around the world. From apparel to party favors, to our custom Balloon Bar- Gumdrop Lane is truly a one of a kind destination. The chances are that if we don’t have what you are looking for, we can probably make it. We are the only business in Westchester to offer in house customization that includes sublimation, embroidery and digital printing among other techniques. Most of our custom camp products are designed and customized in house, so you won’t have to wait two to three weeks to pick up your order. I also work really hard to source new and innovative items. Our merchandise changes constantly.
What exciting products can campers expect to see this year? What’s trending?
The personalization/ customization trend has expanded far beyond camp apparel. Not only will you find a great selection of apparel blanks that can be fully customized, but we also have custom footwear, custom accessories and even custom slime!
We are also excited to carry the Awesome This! product line, which allows customers to design their own personalized products either online or in store on our kiosks, and have the products ready within 24 hours.
Custom decals are also really hot right now, and we have a huge selection arriving this week.
The slime fad is not fading anytime soon- we have an extensive selection of slimes, putty and other matters.
When it comes to trunk gifts, our selection is by far the best around. We have water bottles with build in bluetooth speakers, bluetooth enables frisbees, card games, activity books, you name it (and most of it can be customized)!
Our “Bon Voyage Box” makes the perfect bus gift. It’s a super cute unisex tote box that is filled with fun activities for the bus ride, and just enough candy. For visiting day, our original candy bouquets and camp cakes (towers of candy and toys in the shape of a cake) are always a hit.
Last but not least, this year we are excited to offer welcome home banners that can be fully customized and printed onsite. These are just a few of the fun things that are in store, and with new merchandise arriving daily, there is always something fresh.
Join Gumdrop Lane this Friday, April 20th from 10a-7p for their grand camp event with a debut of new exclusive merchandise. Shoppers will enjoy an airbrush artist onsite (from 11a-4p), huge savings on camp items, and a complimentary gift with any camp purchase over $75.00. Plus, complimentary airbrushing with any soft trunk purchase.