You might have seen in an earlier post that sometimes things don’t always go perfectly to plan. But that’s understandable. If designing, manufacturing and retailing lingerie was easy then everyone would be doing it.
But it was still disappointing to discover our final production run of Vanessa teddies didn’t go quite according to plan. Though incredibly comfortable, we were getting a few emails to say the snap crotch buttons were not all staying closed all of the time.
So we’ve been considering what to do. We could possibly sew them up, or cut them up and use as polishing rags on my old Hyundai or maybe even give them to a charity for clothing perhaps? In the end we decided to give them away.
Want to know what the fault is with these teddies? The teddy has a snap crotch held together with three little push buttons. The feedback we’re receiving is that on the odd teddy, one or more of the buttons will not stay connected while moving around. That’s it! Everything else is perfect! We haven’t heard of all three failing so you’re likely to receive a decent piece of lingerie.
To get one, all you have to do is place an order valued at over $30 USD. Based on the size of whatever you order, we will add a teddy. This is only until stocks run out and although we have a lot of theses teddies, some sizes will run out sooner than others.
I had my first meeting with interior designers Leonie and Theresa yesterday. The ladies are coming up with designs for our showroom and yesterday was an opportunity to see if we are on the same train of thought.
Fortunately we’re thinking along the same lines. I want a luxurious feel, comfortable environment and shades that show off our lingerie that can’t be appreciated in online photos.
If you want to see the style I like and where we’re heading, just visit our Pinterest Page and specifically the Store Ideas board. It will provide a guide to what we are thinking.
As a trial, we will generally open the showroom by appointment only. This will allow clients time and privacy to peruse the range and experience the various styles at leisure. If the service proves to be popular, we will extend opening hours to accommodate as required.
Of course we still have to build the showroom so check back from time to time to see how we’re progressing. We have a few fun ideas to make the experience even better but you will just have to wait to find out about those! Can’t spoil all the surprises. 🙂
Leave a comment and tell us what you would love to see in a lingerie boutique!
We can’t always receive our new lingerie as fast as we’d like so to fill in the waiting time we often pick up new products now and again.
One of those products is a branded USB pen. We wanted to provide our customers with some info on a USB and decided this was about the most practical method. So we’re giving away this pen with each order over USD $50 until they’re all gone – which we expect will take us through to Cyber Monday.
Each USB is 4GB and we’ve loaded some info on each pen. You’ll find some of our current products, promotional pics, long and short versions of our first video and also a copy of our next video that we’ll be uploading onto YouTube some time in November.
There are also pics of a few of our garments that didn’t make it past the sample stage and of course, some pics of our past favorites too.
How do you get one? Place an order and we’ll send a pen with your lingerie!
Sometimes, regardless of how well you think you’ve planned something, it can all turn to utter crap.
We’ve had that happen this week when we received a few less than favorable reviews on the Vanessa Teddy that we just released. This teddy is without a doubt one of the most comfortable garments we’ve made. Unfortunately, we decided to try a snap crotch instead of the full crotch and some of the buttons are less robust than we had hoped.
This isn’t affecting all the teddies and we are getting some positive feedback from many customers. However if you have purchased a Vanessa Teddy and you are not happy with the snap crotch (or any other part), get in touch with us so we can make amends!
For the foreseeable future we have removed the Vanessa Teddy from sale in the store and will work out what to do with the ones we have remaining. We may do a promo with them in the next month or two!