Kimberly Gomez
Threads brings online convenience, local ties

The company, based in the Third Ward, offers curated collections of makeup or jewelry, sent out on a monthly subscription basis.

By - Jan 12th, 2013 04:00 am

Do you love makeup and jewelry? Are you tired of spending precious time and gas to go try to find the hottest trends and sometimes coming away with nothing? Don’t you wish Milwaukee had more hot trends to offer? Do you dream about a more stylish Milwaukee and Wisconsin like I do?

Well, your style fairy godmother (or godfather) has appeared and granted your wish! is a new online makeup and jewelry company, based in Milwaukee’s Third Ward and owned by Jalem M. Getz, a local entrepreneur.

How does meet your jewelry and makeup wants and needs?

It’s easy. You go to and first choose whether you want to receive a box of makeup or jewelry. After that decision, simply answer a handful of questions about your personal appearance and style preferences. The answer to those questions determine what items get placed in the box. After paying, ships the box directly to your house, so there’s no cost in time, gas or mental sanity.

Like most people, I’m always looking for a deal, and provides. Each box is valued at $80 to $100, but a single box goes for $40, with free two-way shipping and a happiness guarantee. That said, you should definitely go for’s subscription method. Subscriptions bring the price of a box down to $36 a month (one box arrives per month) and can be paused, stopped or canceled at anytime, so there’s no need to commit for a whole or even a partial year. Cool, eh?

The people packing these boxes are the real deal, too: head designer/makeup buyer Teresa Sammarco and stylist/jewelry buyer Bjorn Nassett.

Sammarco has over 15 years of experience in the makeup industry, and also worked as a makeup trainer, creating looks for fashion, print advertising, films and commercials. In other words, she walks the talk. I gladly lay my makeup needs into her capable hands. I’m sure you’ll feel the same way.

Nassett has logged over 18 years in the fashion industry and is a prolific stylist and writer. Nassett said he loves, lives and breathes fashion so every piece of jewelry he picks out is a reflection of that.

“Our monthly collections of fashion jewelry encompass not only the seasons, but also the trends that ebb and flow just like the weather,” Nassett said. “Unique items are featured monthly, along with an ever-changing supporting cast of accessory pieces that are specific to your style profile. That guarantees that you’ll never receive the same item twice if you subscribe monthly.” offers quality, trendy and desirable products, and a chance to support a local company that’s bringing more fashion to our city and state. Now that’s an unbeatable deal.

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