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Build up to Christmas 2015

I know … it’s been a long time again 😦

It’s so busy at Annie’s Closet there just isn’t enough time or energy left at the end of the day to write a blog.

Since 1st November Annie’s Closet has taken part in over 30 events … Sometimes 2 in one day, and recently, 2 at the same time, with a friend attending a home party locally, while I hosted an Open House. We’ve taken the Closet on the road from Guildford, over to Tonbridge, down to Eastbourne and over to Worthing …. and loads of places in between.

In addition to hosting parties, we had the honour of being invited to support a Respite Care Home charity event in Alford, (Cherry Trees Respite Care).Β  Wonderful days were had taking Annie’s Closet toΒ  Lingfield Park Race Course, Bolney Wine Estate, and the headquarters of Companies like Kuoni, TUI, Virgin Holidays,Β  plus some that would rather not be mentioned, as they don’t want to be inundated with requests from other businesses.

shelf Coffee morning - Karen Coffee morning in Warnham - Kathy Party in Dorking for Clare

The website, www.annies-closet.co.uk has seen an influx of activity and fills every other waking moment not taken up by the above, and my 2 wonderful(ly active) daughters.

From a Social Media perspective, we have almost 4,200 followers on Facebook, nearly 500 followers on Twitter, (which we are now starting to utilise a bit more) and over 200 people in our Google+ circles and now we’ve started posting to Instagram and Pinterest. Our army of Customers, supporters and followers has seen us soar up the ladder of “Social Influencers” and see’s us with a Klout score of 62, which is amazing for a business in it’s infancy πŸ™‚

From a product point of view, there are so many new items in, it’s impossible to even list them all, so definately a visit over to the website is a great idea for presents for your wife, mother, daughter or friends πŸ™‚

website picture

Here’s a little snifter of some new offerings …

Dog Messenger Bag - Pink Horse Messenger Bag - Cream Little bird Messenger Bag - Ivory Butterfly Coin Purse - Cream Little Bird Coin Purse - Rose Owl Coin Purse - White Gloves - Black Gloves - Pink Gloves - Purple Black Butterfly Pink Heart Pink RoseΒ  Snood - Purple Winter Flowers - Blue

We’ve also hosted a fair number of giveaways on our the Facebook page, and received some incredible feedback from Customers .. There are over 150 “5*” reviews from across the globe, (as far east as Australia and as far west as Colorado in the US).

There’s always still time for a little bit of fun though, and some of the eCards we’ve posted have been very popular …. πŸ™‚

Christmas tree joke What i'm getting for christmas wine o'clock

On the whole, it’s been a wonderful year with Annie’s Closet, and we will most definitely be enjoying the well earned rest, that, if last year is anything to go by, will only start on Christmas Eve when the final request for a “last minute present, please can I pick it up” is handed over to our wonderful Customers.

If I don’t have time again before, I hope you all have a Wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year x

New website, loads of new stock and a new office/showroom.

It sounds like a confession in a church … it’s been over 200 days since I’ve sat down and considered writing something in a blog πŸ™‚

So much has happened for Annie’s Closet in this time, that I think it’s best to just list some of them and then take a breath rather than “wax lyrical” for page after page, (although, I suppose that is the point of a blog).

Highlights of the year to date have got to be, (in no particular order)

1. Converting the garage to an office/showroom.
2. Having a logo professionally designed to match the Annie’s Closet image.
3. Expanding the merchandise from fashion scarves to include messenger bags, purses, (full-size and coin) and scarf holders.
4. Re-developing the website to match the Annie’s Closet brand. Annie’s Closet is now a full-blown eCommerce experience.
5. Getting nominated for a “Mumpreneur’s Award” for best start up business, 2014. (Judging not concluded yet)
6. Breaking 3,300 facebook likes, 200 twitter followers, and scoring higher in Social Media rankings than most Professional Marketing Companies πŸ™‚

Maybe that’s why I don’t find time to write a blog ……

Please visit http://www.annies-closet.co.uk and see exactly what I mean by expanding the business from what it was.

Hopefully I’ll have time to write some more blogs now my youngest is doing a couple of days at pre-school … but I seem to be filling that time up already with work.