Two years ago this month, I announced that I would be shaking things up.
My pledge was that I would have gorgeous new stock arriving each and every month … not just when it suited suppliers … but when it suited me and my beautiful customers!
It had been working splendidly and then a global pandemic happened.
In the scheme of things, I acknowledge it’s not even on the radar of concern when it comes to people’s lives and health and livelihoods.
But it’s something that I have tried to preserve amidst all the craziness.
It hasn’t been easy. Some suppliers are now insisting on payment before delivery and others have increased their prices, while others still have cancelled Winter and/or Summer stock completely.
I continue to juggle timeframes for stock arriving from around a dozen brands, some of whom still have warehouses that are closed. I’ve brought some shoes forward and delayed other stock as suddenly I have too many of one thing arriving.
As always, it’s a giant jigsaw puzzle and I am grateful that I have eight years’ experience to know which pieces need to go where.
One thing is for certain … new stock will continue to arrive every month. That stock will be gorgeous. Everything will go to at least a size 12 and longer if possible. That’s my pinky promise!
Until next time
Carol & CCx