Behind the scenes at Walk in Wardrobe

Work Experience at Walk in Wardrobe 2013

I’ve never really known exactly what prom dress I would like for my prom until I started my work experience at Walk In Wardrobe. The choices of dresses that this unique boutique provides beats any other dress shop in Brighton and Hove.  They have short dresses, long dresses, midi dresses, pencil dresses, maxi dresses and many other styles which you cannot find anywhere else apart from Walk In Wardrobe. I now know exactly what dress I would like for my prom next year; a backless, floor-length, long sleeved garment which has been inspired by the dresses at Walk In Wardrobe.

Thanks to my work experience here, I now fully understand how a boutique is run and what efforts are needed to create a successful business.  I have seen Katie make many different sales to many different customers, and as different events pop up, the sales are only going to increase.  From what I have experienced, customers feel very comfortable whilst choosing a dress for whatever event they are going to, and if a customer needs help, there is always somebody to help them out, and I was pleased to also have the chance to help out customers whilst on my work experience.  I have enjoyed this factor a lot as I love to see customers with a smile on their face and knowing that you have made them feel happy and special in their new dress.  I am also always intrigued as to what the customer will look like in the dress that they have chosen.

Another factor I have loved about doing my work experience here is that I have taken part in different photo shoots, taking images of different products that need to be listed on the Walk in Wardrobe website.  I loved this part as I had access to the exclusive photo studio in the basement part of the boutique which gave me the opportunity to take professional images.  I have learnt a lot from taking these types of photos and I now know how to present different items of clothing to potential customers browsing on the internet.  I also feel that I have been trusted with this type of equipment and that I have received  a lot of respect since working at Walk In Wardrobe.

By doing my work experience at Walk in Wardrobe, I have learnt a lot about the world of work that I didn’t know before and it has made me eager to start working as soon as possible.  Overall, I have loved my work experience here and am very thankful to both Katie and Leah for helping me with the whole experience and making me feel very welcome.

Written by Grace from Cardinal Newman