November 25, 2015
by Lauren Sherman
The Wall Street Journal
Tiina Laakkonen is interviewed about her thoughts on the topic.
"plush, hand-knit cashmere sweaters by The Elder Statesman, for both men and women, sell particularly well during the holidays in Amagansett, N.Y. shop Tiina the Store. "I can't imagine anybody not wanting that gift," said owner Tiina Laakkonen.
One of Ms. Laakkonen's most treasured gifts is an Hermès bag, the neat little shoulder style called the Constance, that she received from her husband, before the bag became trendy. "At that point it was just an old lady bag," she explained. "But things like that, they're forever."'