I have sent out a total of 5 different samples to several stores i.e.: Red Envelope, The Sundance Catalog, Vivre, and several independent boutiques here in Atlanta. I have not received any response as of yet, they were sent out in July/August time frame. I try to be tenacious and patient at the same time but somehow feel as though I am being too pushy sometimes. I really would just like feedback sometimes to determine the right path to take. However getting an answer out of some of the stores is like pulling teeth. I can take no but what I absolutely HATE is no answer whatsoever. Don't they realize it takes money and time to prepare sample packs to send. I think sometimes these stores forget that it is the independent handcrafted artists who make the world unique.