Thursday, 15 June 2017

In The Window

For the last month or so I have been back in charge of primping the windows at the charity shop, so here's the latest look. We have sold and replaced a few things in the main window since I first did the primping and I did NOT add the hats! It's not the most exciting window I've ever done but hopefully next week we'll have some exciting stock to play with. 



The side window


There's a lot of glare, but you get the idea. And our two new models inside 



There's a lot of red and blue there, maybe I was influenced by the election!

22 comments:

  1. Your windows and models look great. You've obviously got a flare for it.

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    1. Thank you, it's a bit of a shame that I work consecutive days really as the displays aren't primped between times.

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  2. Your windows would definitely draw me into the shop...! Looking forward to seeing more posts about this. Jx

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    1. Thank you. Hopefully I'll be doing this for the next month or so at least, until we have a new permanent manager who I assume will want to do it themselves.

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  3. You certainly have a flair for display, both windows look great but I dod like the red and blue.

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  4. You certainly have a talent for window dressing - it is the best way to draw people in and attract attention. As soon as they are over the threshold you are most of the way to making a sale. I know some people prefer the ones that resemble a junk shop as they feel they are going to find more bargains but I need a neat and orderly presentation when I go shopping so this would definitely suit me. well done.

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    1. Thank you.

      There really is no pleasing everyone. We receive a lot of compliments about the appearance of the shop these days, but there are always people (I had a conversation with one on Wednesday) who prefer the old-style shops where things are more of a jumble. Often people think that a tidy and pretty shop means we've put the prices up, we haven't I just like tidying!

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  5. It looks so good. You've really got an eye for it and have staged it beautifully. Some of the charity shop windows I see are so crammed full of stuff that you can't see things properly. X

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    1. Thank you. If I pass on days I'm not working there has occasionally been extra stuff shoved in, so I just nip in and take it out. People might think I'm annoying, but I don't care!

      I don't think I'm going to win over the hideous hats, the stand in manager thinks they look good, they don't but he's the boss!

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  6. They look great, very eye catching. I have bought items from the window display before it is important. x

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    1. Thank you. Last Tuesday when I did the main window I sold two things before I'd even finished! It's interesting that they were things that had been in the shop for a wee while but as soon as they were in the window they went!

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  7. I love the red dress and shoes. the belt is a really nice zing to the outfit. I also like the striped jacket. Is it per una?

    I have put the last pictures up. they will be there till monday morning and then I am deleting them. there should be 9 posts altogether

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    1. I think the jacket might be Per Una, I know the red skirt is.

      All the volunteers said it was obvious I put the red outfit in the window as it looked just like something I'd wear!

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  8. Sorry you should be able to see it now if you are logged in with the email you sent me... user error on clicking the right button! lol

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    1. Apologies, I have seen your posts, but couldn't comment the other day, now I can't see them at all. But I have looked at them and have really enjoyed seeing the fruits of your labours.

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  9. Lovely job! You do have a flare for putting things together.

    God bless.

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  10. very pretty, funny about the assumption that a tidy, inviting display equals higher prices, draws in the eye

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    1. I know, you really can't please everyone. It is a far nicer environment to work in, and when it comes down to it part of the job is to entice people that wouldn't usually come in as well as those who use charity shops all the time. We work hard to keep a balance between price and quality.

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  11. Nice work!

    I have to ask this, what is your opinion of people who shop in your shop and then resell on certain sites at a huge markup?

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    1. It's a tricky one. I work with a small charity so we just don't have the resources to have an ebay shop ourselves, we did try it but it wasn't sustainable, we do collect together any vintage stock from all our shops to sell at a local 1940's weekend each year where we can charge more than people would pay at the shop. We also rotate stock around different shops if there's an item that would command a higher price elsewhere.

      Having said all that, dealers have always been there, even before the internet. On the downside we know they'll be selling for more than we could ever charge (taking into account all I've said above) on the other hand, we don't do deals for sellers so we charge what we think is a fair price, so everyone's happy.

      Another bonus of that is that we know we'll have regular buyers for certain items - we have people that come in for very specific items such as sewing machines and computer games so at least we know we will sell these more niche items. So it's swings and roundabouts really.

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