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Sometimes it’s all about the bow.

The perfect car bow! The Monarch!

Yes, we might be a little biased since we make bows but it is also a great way to look at life. It’s those extra touches that make life memorable and FUN! Besides giving you the latest news on King Size Bows our newsroom will give you tips and ideas on entertaining, gift giving, special event and holiday decorating to help you create bow-dacious memories.

Whether it’s giving a car as a gift and putting that giant red car bow on it or a custom retail display we love helping you create those memories. We love what we do (hey we make bows! how can that not be fun?) and hearing your stories. If you used our bows or received one we’d love to hear from you! please email us or leave us a comment. While our website is new King Size Bows has been in business for 8+ years. Take a look at our past news coverage including a recent article in the Orange County Register.

We were thrilled about our recent article in the Orange County Register print and web editions on July 29, 2010.  Below is the article and a link to the Orange County Register Website. ster.com/articles/bow-259143-king-size.html

Remember that Christmas car TV commercial with the gigantic red bow on top of a white Lexus? Some one had to make that bow. That someone is Lynda King, founder with Kendra Jacoby of King Size Bows in Newport Beach.

Lexus December to Remember car with large red bow

The Giant Red Car Bow that made us famous! The Lexus Holiday Car Bow

If you see a really big bow on a building, a car or a commercial display, it’s not a bad guess that it came from King Size Bows. Among the company’s assignments:

 

  • TV hostess Oprah gave away 276 cars, each with a King Size Bow on it
  • The Empire State Building
  • Gigantic packages displayed at Rockefeller Center in New York
  • Many Ford, Lincoln Mercury and Mitsubishi dealerships nationwide
  • Sharper Image interior decorations

“We’ve sold bows for horses, for tractors, for houses,” King said. “Bows are a happy visual. They don’t have a religious connotation.”

Among the more unusual requests: A young man ordered a purple bow for a man-sized box he used in his marriage proposal to his girlfriend. Or the drag queen who wanted to wrap himself up to give to his boyfriend.

“We sell internationally but mostly in the U.S,” she said. ” The standard bows are made in Los Angeles and sent to us partly assembled. The custom ones are made in our Costa Mesa warehouse.”

The standard bows the company keeps in stock sell for $49 to $125. The custom bows can cost thousands of dollars and come in any style or size. The most expensive King has made was a 20-foot-tall bow and building wrap for a hospital opening that cost $5,300.

There are some other big bow manufacturers and each has different styles, some poofy, others — like King Size Bows — are sleek and tailored. The custom orders are whatever the customer requests, King said. “We’re not necessarily the cheapest but we emphasize quality control.”

It all started nine years ago when King and her husband wanted to give their daughter a white Volkswagen convertible.

“I needed the biggest bow and I couldn’t find one anywhere,” King recalled. “I called car dealerships and described what I wanted and they said, ‘I wish we had them; we get requests like that all the time.'”

That’s the type of hint King always keeps her entrepreneurial antenna turned for. “Most people hear opportunities all the time; I really listen for them,” she said.

She previously owned a jewelry line called the King Collection that she sold to the Home Shopping Network. For the bow venture, she said it was natural to call on Jacoby, her friend of more than 25 years, to partner with her.

They started by having a booth at a national auto dealers’ convention. Once they got into one dealership for a brand, word spread and they got into others throughout the network. Then they got a call from the Sharper Image to decorate all its stores. Oprah’s assistants found the company by Google adwords.

Typically the pair do all the work, but they bring on as many as 40 temporary workers in September and October for the Christmas rush.

Here’s an article from Metro Calgary – ve/article/32512–king-size-car-bows

Giant decorations for new-car gifts

Have you ever seen any gift as exciting as a brand new car sitting in someone’s driveway with a on it?

What a thrill to receive a new car all dressed up with one of these magnificent decorative treatments. Imagine giving your wife or a child a big gift wrapped in a big bow. Talk about sending the right package. It’s a great way to say, “I love you, ” at this most festive of seasons.

These elegant and stunning car bows put a unique and stylish twist on the idea of bigger and better gift wrapping. But where do they come from? From King Size Bows, headquartered in Newport Beach, California, that’s where.

Started four years ago by Lynda King and Kendra King Jacoby, the company manufacturers and sells their large decorative bows to car dealerships and individuals throughout North America.

King said it was an idea she had tucked in the back of her mind. Several years ago, she was searching for a big, red bow after she and her husband bought a car for their daughter for Christmas. “I was in R&D for nine months,” she said.

King knew she was on to something when she called up car dealers and asked them: If she bought a car where could she get a big, red bow? Nine out of 10 had no idea, she said.

From there, King started the business with a flyer sent to 2,000 dealerships. She got 70 as customers. The rest have come by word of mouth. Since then, thousands of her bows have been shipped to the U.S., Canada and Europe.

As well as auto dealerships, King Size Bows can count General Motors, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo among its corporate customers. The company even provided bows to the Pontiac G6 Dream Give Away program that hit the headlines on the Oprah Winfrey TV show a couple of years ago.

Though they come in four colours, red bows are the biggest sellers. The bows are 30 inches in diameter and 12 inches high, with 12-inch long streamers.

While they make the joy of this season’s celebrations linger a little longer, the bows make a perfect and unique complement to any gift, whether it be an airplane, boat, snowmobile, major appliance or even a new home itself.

Visit www.kingsizebows.com for more information.

Press Release
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Car dealer holiday display - our giant red car bow!

King Size Bows Chosen to Gift Wrap Cars

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Car bows by King Size Bows are used by major automobile manufacturers and dealers nationwide to gift-wrap cars. General Motors used these beautiful giant car bows when the Oprah Winfrey Pontiac G6 cars were delivered. They have also been used in numerous television shows, movies, and print ads.

King Size Bows are a beautiful and elegant showroom decoration and are used by dealers to get customers excited about purchasing a car. King Size car bows are offered when customers want to make a special presentation of a car for a holiday present, birthday gift, graduation or anniversary. This is an extremely cost effective way to gift wrap a car and ensures customer loyalty for car dealers.

“King Size Bows really added an extra touch of class and excitement to our holiday sales event and media campaign. Our showroom floor looked great and we think it helped create more sales.” Mike Lake, Marketing Director, Crevier BMW. (www.crevier.com).

The elegant and stunning King Size Bows (www.kingsizebows.com) are car bows that complement any new car gift. Whether it’s for a Lexus or a Lincoln, a Volvo or a Volkswagen, a Bentley or a BMW, a Mercedes or a Mazda, King Size Bows are the perfect way to wrap up really big gifts.

Car dealers have found that when they add a King Size car bow to any car sale it becomes a holiday gift to remember. Car dealers collectively agree that adding a giant car bow is the perfect way to create satisfied customers. For those car buyers who give – and for those who receive – a new car with a King Size Bow, the present will create a shared and lasting memory.

Says one satisfied customer: “I picked up the bow for a car gift last week. My wife enjoyed the big red bow (and the note I left on the card) as much as the new car. Tears, tears and more tears … you were right!”

Since King Size Bows introduced its first bow in 2001, thousands of car bows have been shipped throughout the U.S. and Europe.

 

One of our first news stories in the Orange County Business Journal’s New Marketplace Column on April 24, 2004.

In the News – Orange County Business Journal, best cialis 2004

Below is our mention!

Welcome to the Business Journal inaugural Marketplace column. Look forward to coverage of the country’s shopping center’s, stores and auto dealerships here on a weekly basis. This column is for all things retail- store openings, expansions, closings, trends and tidbits on retailers, auto dealers, suppliers working with them.

Lynda King, co-founder of Newsport Beach – based King Size bows, drops “bow” into her conversations, whenever she can, as in “bow-dacious”.

She’s come up with another pun for her latest product: The Rain Bow, a weather proof decorative, bow. King’s company produces and sells giant bowls, the kind you might get when you buy a new car. Crevier BMW of Santa Ana was one of her first customers.

“They get the marketing angle of it” she said.

Mike Lake who handles marketing for Crevier BMW, said when the dealership sells a car that’s going to be a gift, it’ll slap a big red bow on it.

“It works pretty cool”, he said.

Crevier also uses the bows to decorate with , during the holidays.

King and her partner Kendra Jacobs started their business about a year and half ago.

King said it was an idea she had tucked in the back of her mind.

Several years ago, she was in search of a red big bow after she and her husband bought a car for their daughter for Christmas.

Kings bows sell for $48 a piece with volume discounts. The team is finding the “Perfect” big red bow, she said.

I was in R&D for 9 months”, she said.

The “Perfect bow” is one that dealerships easily can store and put together.

Five of King’s bows fit in a box and lay flat for easy shipping, she said.

King said she found she was on to something when she called up auto dealers and asked them: If she bought a car where could she get a big red bow. Nine out of ten had no idea, she said.

From there, King started the business with a flier sent to 2,000 dealerships. She said she got 70 as customers. Others have come by word of mouth.

“If one owner owns a Volvo dealership his buddy owns a corvette dealership”, King said. “No one wants to not have a bow”.

This January , King said she went to the National Auto Dealer Association trade show in Las Vegas to drum up business.

To draw attention to her bows, she said she hired a Bally’s showgirl for $1000 for three days.

The showgirl wore a beige miniskirt and top, stilettos and bows in the front and back. Her tagline, “Put King size Bows on your models”.

It was a hit according to King. About 450 people signed up to get more information, she said.

“Everyone was talking about the bow girl”, King said.

King Size Bows contracts out the making of its bows to an undisclosed factory in Santa Ana, King said. They come in four colors. Red bows are the biggest sellers.

The housing market is another target. King said she’s in talks with a home builder that could put bows on newly sold homes nation wide