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A Day In The Life Of Eden

As it is an exciting week here at the boutique with Alana, our intern's last week and also our fashion show, we thought we'd write a blog about a day in the life here at Eden. 

We've been busy with the final preparations for our upcoming fashion show this Sunday.  It is an in store event which we're naming - Catwalk, cava and cupcakes! If this sounds of interest to you and you would like to attend the event, there are still a few spaces left: http://bit.ly/2ofoCos click on the link to book your tickets.

That meant today was spent organizing the different outfits for our four models to showcase on Sunday. Then once we  had figured out all the outfits to be worn, the running order then came together. 

Another part of our day featured a visit from Intelligent POS digital marketing manager, Alan.  We operate the till system through Intelligent, and he was visiting us for a chat about the system. This was a helpful discussion answering questions such as Eden's origin story and the challenges faced and overcome. 

A new brand that came to our attention - Miss ShortHair, which we ending up placing orders for around 20 different kinds of scarfs. Hopefully we will receive the order in time for our fashion show.

Pictured below is one of the gorgeous Pom Pom scarfs that will be in store soon! 

We appreciate you reading this weeks blog and hope you've enjoyed a little insight into a (typical) day in the life and some of the goings on here at Eden. 

 

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Easter Weekend Style Guide

Easter weekend is here and we thought we would share some style advice to make for a fashionable few days ahead.

Meadow Print Maxi Dress

 

A floral day dress is great for a garden party or going out for lunch. With a tie at the back, it gives the wearer the ability to cinch in at the waist for a flattering look. 

Protected Species Commuter

Depending where you'll be spending your easter weekend and what activities you'll be getting up to, this protected species waterproof jacket is perfect for keeping dry and looking stylish at the same time. 

Hydestyle London Bag

 

A big shiny metallic bag is a must have this season! It can really help lift a casual outfit so why not show off your statement bag around town. 

Nomads Print Jacket 

The star print jacket by Nomads is a fantastic reminder of the brands genius for creating affordable and ethically produced clothes that are actually stylish. Not only are they contemporary but also are different enough from anything you'd find on the high street. 

Fari Short Sleeved Top

This printed top is perfect for a chilled weekend at home as it is bright, cheerful and almost looks like a pattern of tiny eggs! 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and thank you for taking time to read our blog post this week! Links to any of the products mentioned are available and are also stocked in store. 

 

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Eden Spring Launch & Fashion Show!

Time for a catch up...

Last friday was a great night here at Eden as we held our annual late night spring launch. 

With the evenings getting lighter and the sunshine, it was nice to see all the current spring-wear pieces out of their boxes, on their hangers and being appreciated. 

The boutique stayed open until 8pm to allow people to stop by and enjoy a drink and some nibbles, whilst they browsed the new collections. 

Cava, cupcakes and catwalk

An exciting project we are currently organising is our next fashion show! This year, we thought we'd mix things up and host the fashion show in store!

This week the models have been trying on outfits ahead of the show and we have been planning the music and goodie bags. 

The event offers complimentary cava on arrival, as well as cupcakes and of course the fashion show.

An arrival time of 2.30pm for guests then followed by a 3pm start for the show. The fashion show will be around 20 minutes to half an hour. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to shop the clothes feautured in the show.

Places are limited (and selling fast!) for our exclusive show but tickets are available for purchase either in store or on our website. Tickets are priced at just £5 each. 

I hope that's kept you up to date with Eden. As always, thanks for taking time read this weeks blog post.

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Internships at Eden....

Eden has established links with a number of fashion courses including Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.  Their Fashion Management degree course has now been running for six years, and Eden has been involved with offering work placements to their fashion management course students since its outset.

 

Over the years we have also worked alongside students from Glasgow Caledonian University plus international students from Holland and France.  Currently on placement is Karen, who is our sixth intern from RGU.  Karen is almost at the end of her placement and over the twelve weeks gained an insight into the day to day workings of a small independent fashion boutique, plus attending fashion shows and buying appointments.

 

 From a personal point of view I think it is important for the students to have an opportunity like this, so they are able to put their theory learned through their studies into practice within a working environment.  The areas in which practical experience is offered  include managing our social media presence, website, sales & marketing projects and buying trips to suppliers.

If you are interested in finding out more about the internship opportunities available at Eden, please get in touch by email: shop@edenretail.co.uk

 

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Introducing Intern Karen at Eden...

Welcome back to Eden's Blog.

I am Karen, a Fashion Management student at Robert Gordon University and I am currently carrying out an Internship at Eden for twelve weeks. I will be taking over Eden's Social Media for the next three months and will be posting regular blogs so look out for this on the Eden website.

We have lots of exciting plans for the next few weeks, such as the St Andrews Fashion show this Saturday, I will be writing a blog post about this event next week. In March we are planning a Late Night Shopping evening so make sure you are following us on social media for updates, links will be provided below. Also you can sign up to the Eden newsletter to keep up to date on what we are doing. 

Ruth has returned from her buying trip in Barcelona and we can look forward to the new Spring Summer collections coming soon. The brands include Smash and Bohemia. We are also excited to introduce a new jewellery range to Eden, made by Jessie Growden in the Scottish Borders. She makes colourful and unique laser cut jewellery and she is inspired by wildlife and Scottish Landscapes. 

Having been working at Eden for one week, I have chosen my sale picks of the week...

 

 

Remember to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more of Eden.

 

 

 

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