Ever since I was about twelve years old I have always wanted to have a shop…
About two years ago I got seriously close to leasing a shop and then I had a last minute swerve when I thought about the complexities of running it sitting alongside my family life. So instead I now have an online shop. You would have thought that would be enough but as soon as I set up Cleverly Wrapped I realised all the stock had to be at home rather than in a warehouse so that I could access it easily. What this meant was that I had to oust all the families’ junk out of the the garage and either bin it, gift it or re-locate it around the house.
As soon as I had an empty garage the inner shop keeper took over. The walls were painted white, a new floor was fitted, lighting installed, display furniture purchased, scarf display hooks sourced and a mirror fitted. Finally I got my shop although I don’t call it that.
It’s the Cleverly Wrapped scarf studio. The only thing missing is the high street. Watch this space…..
In the meantime I have decided to create my own November foot flow by opening the CW studio on the following days from 9am-6pm:
Saturday 8th / Friday 14th / Tuesday 18th / Thursday 20th / Friday 21st / Saturday 22nd / Tuesday 25th / Thursday 27th / Saturday 29th.
The studio will also be open for four late night shopping evenings from 6.30pm-9.30pm on the following dates:
Tuesday 18th November / Thursday 20th November / Tuesday 25th November / Thursday 27th December
The beauty of visiting the studio is you get to touch and feel the scarves and try them on in front of a mirror. I will be on hand to advise you on colours, different ways of wearing different scarves and tell you about the designers. If you have a Christmas list – even better.
We have scarves starting from £20 for children, £40 for men and £30 for women. I seriously believe we have a scarf for everyone in your life. One customer bought 16 Christmas presents from the CW studio and had them all hand delivered in our beautiful packaging the next day. Another customer got so over excited she ditched her Christmas shopping list and bought two scarves for herself!
The CW studio address is: Oakdown House, Steventon, Hants RG25 3BJ. Sat nav will get you here
I look forward to seeing or meeting as many of you as possible and please feel free to bring any friends who may be interested too.