The Purple Store is about to ship our 50,000th order! We’re celebrating this amazing milestone by giving away our 50,000th order FREE (details below).
STATUS UPDATE: Our 50,000th order has been reached!!
Nina, from Warszawa, Poland, placed the 50,000th order and won! Yay Nina!
Our purple people are amazing and we truly appreciate your loyalty and enthusiasm. To show our appreciation, whoever places our 50,000th order – be it a pair of pens or a purple chaise lounge – will have the amount of that order (up to $1,000) refunded back to them!
Time to get yourself a nice purple chair? A purple leather briefcase?
From our hearts, thanks to each of you for supporting The Purple Store, telling your friends, and helping us reach this milestone.
Rules for the 50K Giveaway:
- Placing any order from our website before the 50,001st order automatically enters you in the 50K Giveaway (you don’t need to fill out an entry form).
- We will ask before revealing the name or other personal details about the winner.
- The order must be placed through The Purple Store website at www.thepurplestore.com.
- The total for the 50,000th order, including shipping, will be refunded, up to $1,000 U.S.
- Winner will be notified by e-mail to the address provided with the order. The winner must claim the prize by replying by e-mail from that address and accepting the prize within seven days of being notified of winning.
Today’s a great day to buy something purple!
As longtime fans of the talented purple Prince, we’re excited to report that the musician announced a new, full-length album, tentatively titled Plectrum Electrum, AND Purple Rain will be reissued in a deluxe edition just in time for it’s 30th birthday later this summer!
Although Prince hasn’t given a definitive answer, his love of all things purple stretches almost as far as ours – even landing him into some hot water in 2006 over purple additions to an expensive rental house. Over the years, fans have guessed that it’s a favorite because of purple’s association with royalty and/or because of his devotion to the Minnesota Vikings. We think it’s probably a little more simple – purple is just an amazing color.
In honor of the Purple One returning to the spotlight, read on for ten little known facts on the artist (now re-known) as Prince:
1. Prince loves ping pong and famously played a game with Jimmy Fallon.
2. As a Jehovah’s Witness, he refuses to sing his own songs that celebrate sex.
3. Prince played electric guitar on Madonna’s “Like a Prayer.”
4. He wrote his first song, “Funk Machine” at the age of 7.
5. Michael Jackson’s “Bad” was supposed to be a duet with Prince, but Prince refused because of the song’s opening line, “Your butt is mine.”
6. He developed a feminine alter ego, Camille.
7. He met his wife, Mayte Garcia, via a videotape when she was 16 years old. After a long courtship, they married on Valentine’s Day in 1996.
8. Prince is a big fan of New Girl and made an appearance in the “Prince” episode.
9. Prince is his real name—he was named after his father’s jazz band The Prince Rogers Trio.
10. The symbol, which he infamously used as his name, has it’s own name—“Love Symbol #2”. When the copyright expired in 1997, he announced his return to his given name, Prince.
Did we miss any obscure facts? Favorite Prince stories?
Thanks very much to the following sources – Mental Floss, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, People and Wikipedia!
We have a winner for our Purple Haiku Review contest!
A little background: Because Yelp’s system reportedly hides positive reviews from businesses that don’t pay to advertise with them, all the great Yelp reviews from our customers are hidden. Our only review displaying on Yelp is a haiku that seems favorable, listing things we sell and then, randomly, giving us two stars for no reason. We’re guessing the guy who wrote it may never even have been to our store or purchased anything from our website (or he figured out that the only way to show a good review is to give it low stars!). So we asked our fans to come up with some great purple haiku poems responding to his review.
And the winner is…
Why only 2 stars?
I give praise to Purple Store!
Hmmmmm….Green fan, perhaps?
-Michelle from Oxnard, California
Other Great Haiku We Received from our Customers!
Directly Responding to the Yelp Review:
Jon from Seattle
what’s up with the random knocks?
the Purple Store rocks
Jon’s words are untrue,
though they form a Haiku.
Don’t let them scare you!
I tried to review
The Five Stars that you deserve
My review hidden
Jon is just an S
Without a truth to confess
He makes Yelp a mess
An irrelevant haiku?
Yelp, that’s so not cool
Purple is awesome!
If you hate purple, then why?
It doesn’t make sense!?!?
don’t listen to Jon
I think he just hates purple
and that is just wrong
Jon S. you don’t know…
Yelp’s ratings don’t make it so!
Purple people glow!
I know and you know
apparently Jon does not
purple is POWER
Yelp gives us no cause;
For to believe in their clause
We must forego laws.
Someone Was Really Observant:
We had no idea our t-shirt, tote bag, and sticker “Anything Purple Is Mine…” slogan works as a haiku! Nice job Morgan for noticing this!
Is mine everything else can
Be dyed or painted.
Notables About The Purple Store:
These great Haiku could have been Yelp reviews on their own!
The Color Purple
A great book and cow poem
Best website EVER!!!!
I’m in desperate need
because purple is my love
purple store road trip
we’re The Purple Store
yes – everything is purple!
who could ask for more?
LOVE the Purple Store
Quality and fast service
Could not ask for more
Do you love purple?
Go to the Purple store and
See purple delight
Is it true that a
Natural item to be
Purple christmas tree?
A purple parade
All that you could ever need –
That’s The Purple Store!
If you love purple
Visit the store with the most –
You won’t be let down!
The plum Purple Store
For violaceous people
With purple passion
The Purple Store rocks!
If purple is your color,
Go there. Now. Right now!!!
Haiku About Purple:
This one follows the traditional Haiku pattern of focusing on nature!
A sun kissed day awaits me
Purple fills my soul.
Purple is the best.
Royal, spiritual shade–
who can resist it?
how is perfect spelled?
P – U – R – P – L – E? yup!
that works fine for me!
People love purple,
Lavender, lilac and plum –
It’s pure poetry
Black, blue, purple white
What is last is really quite
The hot item right?
Nicole Ritchie has recently joined the rank of a growing list of celebrities who have dyed their hair purple, and we have to say that the results are just gorgeous!
So far, for the most part, only pop stars have been brave enough to don purple locks, often times to great results. We’ll let you be the judge of who pulls purple hair off better:
Katy Perry arguably started it all, but you can’t say it didn’t look gorgeous!
Lady Gaga looks her most refined with purple locks!
Nicki Minaj is her fierce self as always!
Selena Gomez was maybe too shy to go all purple, but we’ll give her credit for pulling off as much purple as she could handle
Kelly Osbourne has been rocking the purple hair since 2012
We obviously hope this trend continues and thought it might be fun to picture what some of our favorite famous people would look like with purple hair.
First up, George Clooney looks just as distinguished with purple hair:
Still looks dapper as all getup!
Jennifer Lawrence is possibly even more loveable with purple locks:!
Instead of going blue, Betty White prefers to go purple:
She might be older than sliced bread, but she’s still young enough to rock purple!
Sean Connery shows us that there are plenty of ways to wear your purple hair:
How do you say “purple” with a Scottish accent?
Nobody pulls off purple hair like Samuel L. Jackson:
Also rocked the Purple Lightsaber
Love him or hate him, the most powerful man in the world could do with a little more purple power:
They aren’t red states or blue states, but how about purple states?
And of course you’ve been rocking purple hair this whole time! Did you know you were a trendsetter?
Is there a famous person with purple hair that we missed? Is there someone you would love to see with purple hair? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook or Google+!