Last Friday and Saturday we held our very first pop up shop! We partnered with another online clothing store, Salt Gypsy Girls, and held the Pop Up at Reclaimed Designworks, who was kind enough to let us invade their store for 48 hours.
At 1 pm on Friday, we show up to the shop with two cars packed full of robes, 3 hanging racks, 10 bottles of wine, 100 glasses, curtains, a mannequin and a 5-month old baby. We set up for 4 hours until we felt it looked perfect, and then at 5 o'clock we sat down, looked at each other and wondered - will anyone actually show up?
It turned out to be a huge success! Friday night coincided with the art walk downtown and turned into an all out partaaaay. Luckily, we planned to open the shop at 2pm on Saturday so we had some time to recover before starting all over again.
Because we are an online business, we rely so heavily on reviews from our customers to find out how they like our products. At the Pop Up Shop it was really great being able to meet our customers and get their feedback as well as let them feel the fabric and try on the robes. It was a great experience and we look forward to holding more pop up shops in the future!