2020 Winter Update
As 2020 draws to a close we wanted to keep you updated with everything V&V related and wish you a very Happy New Year! There can be no doubt that we are all looking forward to moving on from the drama of 2020, but there have still been some notable highlights in the past few months.
The first of those was our Autumn launch, which proved so popular that we had to extend it to a second weekend. We were delighted to welcome so many lovely ladies to the studio and they made the most of the opportunity to try on clothes in a safe and welcoming environment. Discount was offered on the day and each visitor received a beautiful mini bouquet from @hollyandivyflowers. Shopping on the high street has definitely lost a lot of its appeal this year, but at V&V we are still very much focussed on offering the highest level of service that we can.
With this in mind, we also planned a big pre Christmas shopping event for November, but due to a second lockdown we were forced to postpone. Thankfully, we were able to go ahead at the beginning of December and this time, as well as discount, ladies received a wonderful goodie bag with fabulous gifts from local businesses, @sacla_uk, @bloomandblossom, @prescottschocolate and @sweatybetty. They were also very pleased to be given a pretty cyclamen plant from Holly and Ivy flowers. It was a very busy three days, but we love meeting clients in person, hearing their news and helping them find a wonderful preloved piece to take home and enjoy!
Part of the appeal of this job is that we never know what treasures are coming through the door next and we are always thrilled when we are given some extra special pieces. Recently, for example, we were lucky enough to receive a large consignment of Mulberry and Fendi handbags, which made for a fabulous week of accessories on Instagram. We also took in a particularly beautiful black, vintage dress, which we could have sold 10 times over!
Obviously there have been times when we have not been able to open, but we have continued to try and keep busy online, signing up for Instagram advice sessions with @_helen_perry and learning about the world of Fashion Feng Shui with @kasia_beyourstyle. We also did our first Insta Live session with social media coach, @cepconnects, who was very gentle with us! Despite having done quite a few videos for Instagram, we still find it rather stressful and the cutting room floor is knee deep in outtakes!! Something to keep working on in 2021!
At the time of writing this, Buckinghamshire is unfortunately still in Tier 4, with not much prospect of that restriction being lifted any time soon. We will continue, however, to bring you a daily dose of preloved fashion via Instagram and Facebook, so let us know if we can help you in any way. Free P&P is included and contactless drop off for new consignments can easily be arranged. So all that remains is to wish you once again a very Happy and Healthy New Year! Thank you so much for your continued support in this crazy time and let’s raise a glass to happier days for us all!
Jenny & Emma.