Well, that was a busy few days for us. We rolled some of the shop cases over to the Business Design Centre in Islington for the first Stylist Live event. It was a bit strange to be back in Islington; but at the other end of Upper Street from where we spent all those years in the shop. For a first attempt it was a pretty impressive turnout for the Stylist event. They told us they’d shifted around 15 000 tickets over the 4 days. At some points it felt super busy but for the most part it just felt nicely busy with people streaming by all day.
We took along the cash-desk-boom-box as we needed the desk unit but in the end we just plugged it in and blasted the Caudalie folks across the aisle with a mix of disco, electronica, hip-hop and Kate Bush – they said it made their event and gave us some freebies in return. We recruited quite a few new friends over the weekend through the medium of music and spent quite a lot of time spinning our playlists so you can get a flavour here. Maybe we should just ‘pivot’ and change into a sound-system brand?
We met a lot of old faces from the shop days as well as meeting a load of new folks and showing the wares to everyone from the slightly bemused looking tourists to Edith Bowman (as seen below – yea, she was taller than we expected as well). We also spent a good bit of time drinking samples from the Portabello Road Gin stand – thanks guys.
The first sightings of the new Hanna Konola collaboration also went down well with everyone loving the print and quite a few enquiries from men looking for pieces in the print. We will have a version of the print for men, it’s arriving in the next week or so. It’s going to be late November by the time we get all the pieces in, checked, photographed and loaded up to the E-shop. If you desperately want a piece you saw then drop us a mail and we’ll sort something out for you.
We’re currently looking for a space for an Xmas pop-up so if you see anything good then do let us know. And if / when we find one you’re sure to be the first to know.
A few more pics below.