Thursday, June 5, 2008

Change of Ownership for the Simpsons Brand of Brushes

Em's Place has confirmed with Progress Shaving Brush (Vulfix) Ltd that the sale of Simpsons has been completed and according to Simpsons the exchange took place on May 30th.

We understand that Vulfix intends to keep the Simpsons line of brushes "as is" and all weights of hair and other specifications will remain the same. Production is expected to start next week. They will be supporting Simpsons brushes both pre and post sale.

Both the quality value and volume line of Vulfix brushes and the smaller high end niche line of Simpsons brushes will be offered and should provide a selection of brushes to suit all price ranges and tastes.

Em's Place is an existing merchant doing business with Vulfix and looks forward to also receiving the Simpsons line through them. Vulfix is an excellent company to communicate with and the production time has always been reasonable. We think this is good news, and hope our customers will too...

Vulfix is located on the Isle of Man in the UK, and our first new batch of Simpsons brushes should arrive in the next several weeks. We wish Vulfix much success with this new addition to their product line.

Friday, May 2, 2008

New Information Page

We have posted a new informational page with talking avatar on our companion site called "The Vicious Circle".

Do you wait for several days or longer to shave because it is so irritating, or you hate it so much, that it becomes a daunting task?

Our philosophy is that when you don't shave daily, that could actually be one of the reasons for such an awful and irritating experience.

Back in Stock

We have received a new shipment of Simpsons brushes and have taken the out of stock notices off many models that have not been available. There are still a few models out of stock that should arrive in the coming weeks.

The Merkur HD and Long Handle HD will also be coming back in stock.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Trumper Products from England

We have updated our Trumpers section with several new Trumper products. Sandalwood Skin Food, Wild Fern Cologne and Sandalwood Aftershave.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


1) You may know that Simpsons was out of production for a while due to employee illnesses. Production has now started again and orders will slowly start to ship in the coming weeks. Therefore we hope to have out of stock items available soon...

2) Out of stock Dovo straight razors can take six to nine months to come back in stock - sometimes sooner but not anticipated. Straight razors are made to order by skilled craftsman so think ahead if you are interested in a straight razor purchase - because once something goes out of stock it can be a while before more become available.

3) The Merkur HD (heavy duty) regular handle razor is expected to be available again in several weeks. This is one of the most popular styles for the Merkur double edge model fixed head razors.

4) Proraso Red (the Wheat Germ formula) has been discontinued by the manufacturer and we have now sold out of our stock for that item. This is why it is no longer available on the web site.

5) We are now stocking the Gold Dachs hard shaving rounds (aka Rivivage). This is a European shaving soap from Germany that has a heady clean scent. Available in single puck, two puck box or aluminum screw thread bowl with soap.

Also, be sure to check out our companion site for videos and additional wet shaving information at

Friday, January 11, 2008

Happy New Year and Thank You!

Em's Place wants to thank all of our customers who have helped our company to grow and become your source for wet shaving products over our eleven years in business.

Look for new products and some phasing out of slow moving items in the coming months. For example, we just found out yesterday that Proraso is no longer producing their "wheat germ, aka red tube) shaving cream, so stock up now.

We wish you and yours a happy and prosperous new year. Your business is appreciated, Em