Saturday, 31 January 2009

Happy Birthday Affie!

It was Affie's birthday on Thursday, and she turned 24. For anyone who doesn't yet know, Affie is our wonderful shop manageress!

We spent the evening celebrating at the Drapers E-tail Awards, where we were runners up for best Specialist E-tailer!

(More about that evening and pictures will follow soon.)

Day 2 in Italy

On the second day in Florence, we attended Pitti Bimbo fashion trade show to hunt down the best of the best that was offer...

It was extremely busy, but we had a great time! We ordered some truly fantastic stuff, and some VERY exciting new brands that will join our offer in July (more about that will come later...).

This was the queue to get in.

Bonnie having fun trying on some hats we ordered..

The brands always have great props, and there is always delicious ice cream and treats available, but NO English tea!

In the evening, we went back to the market to see the lovely sights again. We loved this traditional carousel, still run by a small family-owned business.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Bonnie and Michele arrive in Italy

Day 1 in Florence.. The fun begins..

Today was the our first day in Italy. We are staying in Florence, which is a charming city! We have already fallen in-love with the architecture, historic boutiques, and fantastic ice cream parlours (which are everywhere!).

Tomorrow the sight-seeing ends, and we will embark on two days of serious buying at the fashion trade show, Pitti Bimbo. Here we will be buying for Autumn/Winter 2009.

Watch this space for more pictures...

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Buying Trip to Burberry

Yesterday we set off to London to buy the Burberry collection for Autumn Winter 2009.

We always have fun at Burberry! It was a fantastic collection, and as usual we all fell in love with so many pieces. Zain - our boyswear buyer - found himself at home with a tartan scarf. And the women of the buying team: Bonnie, Michele and Sorcha, found love in the form of a bag. The new Burberry tartan changing bag. Fabulous!

As always, there was plenty of other mouth-watering distractions: Sweets! Lots of sweets! Eventually Bonnie had to remove the colourful treats from the table to stop us from finishing the lot...

We spent all day there, and eventually left at 7pm.

The Autumn/Winter 2009 collection starts arriving in mid-June. We can't put pictures of the products online until closer to the season, but watch this space. Pre-orders will be available as well, as stock is limited.

See our current Burberry collection online here.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Winter at the Warehouse

It suddenly become remarkably cold here at the warehouse. Every morning, everything in sight looks like Jack Frost has been very busy at work! Hollie and Rachel - two of our warehouse team - braved the cold to pose for a photo so we could show you.

Is it just because our warehouse is based in the country, or are you experiencing the same weather?

We would love to hear from you, wherever in the world you are, and how mother nature is treating you at the moment.