Greetings all, we hope you had a fabulously sparkly Christmas! Our Christmas certainly got off to a great start when we really caused a stir down Western Road with our notorious annual event, models in the window on Christmas Eve. This year we wanted to spread our festive cheer and really give something back to the community, so this year we did it in support of the Argus Appeal, a charity who work tirelessly to help those in need in our local community (http://www.theargus.co.uk/argusappeal/)
Thank you to all the passers by who gave us a wave and a smile! [slideshow]
Christmas is upon us, so that means that it’s time to take a walk on the sparkly side! At Walk in Wardrobe we have always succumbed to a twinkle or two, and we know that now is definitely the time of year to go top-to-toe with the sparkles.
Whilst you’re wrapped up warm in your winter wonderland outfits, sparkly accessories are the perfect way to stay glamorous this season. Whilst you are accessorized with your sparkles, don’t forget that Christmas time is also the time for sharing and gift giving. Whether you’re looking for a gift for your mother, sister, friend or daughter, we are sure that that you would enjoy seeing their faces lighten up when opening their present box to find one of our sparkly iphone 4 covers or sparkly bangles! Click here to see our gorgeous range of glitzy accessories!
On the 13th November the doors of the boutique were opened to our guests for our most exciting and glamorous fashion show to date. We wanted to make this show extra special with only the most glitzy and chic dresses on the catwalk, the most stunning models and the most sensational hair and makeup!
The evening was a huge success, and we would like to say a huge thank you to: Alex and Willow from Cisco’s Karma in Brighton for doing our model’s sophisticated and trendy hairstyles and also to Ange Watson of Yawoma Makeup and Hair for doing the model’s classy and chic makeup. Thank you also to Heidi Cotton who picked the winner of our pencil dress competition and to Stuart Butcher for being our fantastic photographer on the evening!
At Walk in Wardrobe, we are celebrating a fantastic 15 years in business with an exclusive Fashion show at the boutique at 31, Western Road, Hove BN3 1AF on Tuesday 13th November 2012 at 6.30pm.
At this event we will be releasing our new collections in a glorious array of glitz and glamour with our new sequined evening wear with gorgeous embellishments. We will be also be showcasing our new labels and extending our popular line of pencil dresses with even more trendy and edgy designs. We are lucky enough to be able to work with renowned Makeup Artist Ange Watson of Yawoma Hair and Makeup: www.yawoma.co.uk and professional Hairstylists Steph and Romy on the big night.
We are very excited to be launching our brand new website in the New Year www.walk-in-wardrobe.co.uk. With this new website we will be able to enhance our high quality service with more detailed images of the dresses and colours available. The website will also keep you up to date with the latest fashions, style forecasts and our fashion blog. You will also have the ability to share the products you love on your favourite social media sites. The new website will make it easier for you to hire online and to know what dates the dresses are available for. There will also be a separate resale section for customers to resell their pre-loved Walk in Wardrobe items. Most importantly, there will also be promotional codes for regular and loyal customers to get fantastic discounts!
A few words from Katherine Tanswell, Proprietor of Walk in Wardrobe: ‘I feel honoured and delighted to have had our work recognised by the Sussex Fashion Awards, who have given us the award for ‘The best place to shop in Sussex’ two years in a row in 2011 and 2012. I would like to thank all of our customers for their continued support, each and every one of you have made my 15 years in business a genuine pleasure and I truly appreciate the chance to offer you our services. I look forward to a continued relationship with you and look forward to extending our top quality service to our new customers both at the boutique and online’.
I would like to start off by saying that this blog entry is not a criticism of high street chain stores as they provide an important function for consumers by providing us with affordable everyday clothing. Instead, the aim of this blog entry is to highlight the benefits of shopping in a boutique such as ours when choosing a dress for a special occasion.
If you are looking for an outfit for a special occasion, you will need to look for good quality clothing. We wouldn’t settle for anything less, so why should you?! The dresses we provide are uniquely hand picked by our exceptional buying team, who look for: unique designs that are not mass-produced, good quality workmanship, good quality fabric. Our rule of only providing quality items means that if you look after your dress from Walk in Wardrobe well enough, it can last for years, meaning that you are getting true value for money and you will have a distinctive and unique dress which will really make you stand out from the crowd!
You only have to look as far as the Internet to find blogs and comments on the customer service in high street chain stores. If you are going to part with your very hard earned cash, surely you would want an above and beyond customer service? The customer service culture amongst high street chain stores is very different than the customer service culture at our boutique. Our staff have clocked up many years of experience in the industry and we create a fun, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We like to take the time the time to assess the individual customers needs and get to know them personally so we can help customers choose a dress which will reflect their personality and will be perfect for their special occasion.
Likewise we are careful not to neglect our online customers who we will probably never meet face to face! Online shopping, done well can leave you with a great sense of satisfaction. We strive to extend our outstanding customer service to our online customers and ensure that if you purchase or hire a dress with us online, you will receive the same personal service that is offered to our customers who walk through our door. Check out our testimonials here!
Unlike the high street chain stores, we also offer a hiring service, which means that you can get that fabulous designer look for a fraction of the cost! We also never release the same dress to the same function, so shopping with us also means that you will never be in that embarrassing situation where you turn up to a function and someone else is wearing the same dress as you!
As the cost gap between ‘high end’ high street chain stores and independent boutiques is most certainly getting smaller, the benefits of shopping in high street chain stores appear to be minimal. Much better to check out our unique little gems and take full advantage of all the benefits we offer!