by debbieComments Off on Our first Shopping Event – It’s almost time…
It’s almost time for the first Me & My Friend Open House Shopping Event!
It doesn’t seem possible that our little shop closed 6 months ago! We have used that time to relaunch our website and re-establish ourselves on Social Media.
Now, as we approach the Christmas shopping season, we are holding the first of our shopping events to give our customers the chance to see our products in the flesh and to take advantage of any special offers we have on the day.
Please come along and join us anytime between 11am and 8pm at 1 Farne Avenue, St. Peter’s Worcester WR5 3PH this Friday 19th October. Take a look at our new products as well as our old favourites and enjoy the free drinks and nibbles available throughout the day. Please feel free to invite and/or bring along family and friends.
We accept card payments and there will be a 10% discount on all website products purchased or ordered on the day. There will also be a special clearance section with some items at greatly reduced prices.
If you are interested in holding your own shopping event we will also be very happy to discuss this with you. As the host you receive 10% of the value of the sales made at your event to spend on Me & My Friend products plus an extra £10 to spend if you book your event by the end of October and hold it before Christmas. All your guests will also receive 10% discount off all website prices on all purchases made and orders placed at your event!
We are excited to finally have the chance to see our customers face to face again and really hope you can join us on Friday!
by debbieComments Off on Onto the next adventure…
As many of you know the Christmas shopping season 2017 in Me & My Friend didn’t go quite as I had hoped it would! Shortly after the Worcester Victorian Fair I had to have emergency eye surgery for a detached retina, scary stuff!
The upside was that during my enforced time away from the shop I was able to do a lot of thinking. The shop lease would be up for renewal in 2018 but did I want to continue the business in its existing form?
I have always loved the quirkiness of our little shop in Reindeer Court but it got to the point where it was this quirkiness which was holding us back. There very few straight walls which made displaying clothes a challenge…I think I had fixed slatwall onto just about every bit of spare wall I could find!
I realised that by moving the business online all these space limitations would be removed. It would also make everything much easier to run – My eye problems brought it home just how exposed you are when running a business by yourself, especially when things go wrong. My husband was brilliant and worked hard to keep everything going over last Christmas but he would be the first to admit that his levels of expertise do not extend to baby clothes and Peter Rabbit! (He is however an excellent Accountant & Hypnotherapist and links to his businesses can be found on the links page of this website!)
The downside was that I loved the social aspect of the shop, meeting new people every day and chats with regular customers. I have therefore tried to make Me & My Friend more than just another impersonal website. As many of our regular customers know I have launched our new club, ‘Friends of Me & My Friend’. As a thank you for supporting our shop and as a welcome to the new website we are sending out a 25% discount code to all club members by email. If you would like to become a member and haven’t done so already please sign up by entering your email address in the sign up box at the bottom of the home page.
I am also offering free delivery to all the following postcodes, WR1, WR2, WR3, WR4 & WR5 and a free Click & Collect service from my house in St.Peter’s, Worcester.
To keep in touch with everyone I hope to hold various pop-up events and will continue to offer our popular home shopping parties. For more details on these please click here.
I hope you like the website – please get in touch if you cannot find what you are looking for. I will be gradually adding more and more products so if you have any suggestions for new products please let me know.
by debbieComments Off on It’s that time of year again…
It doesn’t seem possible but the first batch of Christmas lights went up in Reindeer Court at the end of last week!
With Halloween and Bonfire Night behind us, thoughts are now turning towards Christmas in a big way. The Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre is now less than 4 weeks away so at Me & My Friend we are busy finalising our plans for our Christmas displays including the all important Christmas window.
Peter Rabbit toys have been one of our best selling product lines this year. Inspired by both the traditional Beatrix Potter characters and the modern versions popularised by the children’s TV series, we have toys that children will adore. Some play Peek a Boo, some hop and some talk! We also have wooden toys from Orange Tree and and a gorgeous selection of personalised Christmas cards all featuring Peter Rabbit and his friends. With the film starring James Corden due out next year the popularity of these adorable characters can only continue to soar!
Another popular character to hit the big screen shortly is Paddington. Paddington 2 hits the cinemas this week and we have a gorgeous selection of Paddington toys to satisfy your Paddington fans. Cycling Paddington and Dancing Paddington really bring the character to life – why not pop in to our shop in Reindeer Court and see for yourself?
As well as thinking about our shop displays we are also planning our Me & My Friend Roadshow events. We are looking forward to taking some of our favourite products out of the shop and into Baby and Toddler Groups, Christmas Charity Events and School Christmas Fayres. We are also now taking bookings for Christmas parties/get togethers you can hold in your own homes. There are plenty of benefits for the host and special offers for all your guests so please get in touch if you would like to book your own event!
Our next blog will include a run down of our favourite products for this Christmas so watch this space…
by debbieComments Off on Here at Me & My Friend we are finally blogging!
So where do we start? For those of you who don’t know us, we are a children’s gift shop located in the centre of Worcester.
Having spent a few years developing our brand at county shows and Summer & Christmas markets, we opened our first shop, in Reindeer Court just off The Shambles in Worcester, at the end of October 2015.
Reindeer Court is a unique shopping experience as it consists solely of independent shops. You can explore a whole range of little gems selling gifts, art, all things vintage, fashion & lingerie, comics, toys & games, retro gifts, jewellery, guitars and flowers. Amongst all these delights are coffee shops and places to eat – we even have our very own English Tea Room and our own Champagne bar & nightclub!
At Me & My Friend we stock gifts for the little people in your life. We have cards, clothes, gifts and toys – perfect for birthdays, christenings, new babies & baby showers.
We hope you will get a chance to come and see us in Worcester but if you don’t our website shop is always open. We are in the process of updating it so that it includes more of our products. We will also be using this blog to let you know what we are up to and what goodies we have in stock. There may also be a few special offers along the way, so watch this space!