Sunday, 5 July 2009

Aspire Style news...and in the magazines!

Well it's been a while - mainly because I've been away on a two week holiday and therefore the previous weeks leading up to it were frantic activity to get everything 'sorted'. As a result I thought I wound do a round up of what's been happening lately at Aspire Style.

Our customer evening (I know it was AGES ago) was a real success with Stratford pulling out all the stops and getting some fabulous fairy cakes which went down very well with our customers!

Not to be outdone, Oxford went for multi-coloured balloons to match their tropical window and a bubble machine to entice customers down the road.

All the shops have been busy having training events so that we can ensure we try and give the best customer service. This included in Stratford a good excuse to dress up... there was a reason behind it.

Alex wearing the Yumi Jamika dress (£55) and Ellyn wearing the Yumi Rita dress (£60)

The girls have used the photos to create a pinboard showing them modelling the clothes to encourage our customers to do the same.

Due to the scorching weather we had in June (although where has it gone now?), we bit the bullet and got a fab traditional awning installed in Oxford. Catherine, the manager practically begged us to have one as Oxford has a south facing window and let alone the window stock fading she was certain she could cook eggs in the heat! So no more fainting ladies now...

Last but not least is the fact that has been in the press this week! Grazia Magazine featured our Yumi Pansy dress (£45) in their '10 hot tea dresses'.

And Look magazine featured our gorgeous vintage parcel washbag (22.95) and vintage envelope coin purse (£12.95) in their 'Click & shop' page.

The response has been fantastic - with the girls run off their feet packing and posting!

Well that's it for this update. I promise I won't leave it so long next time,

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