So that was Christmas and now the end of the year is almost upon us, what an amazing year it's been...
Let's take time to look back and reflect on some of the changes that have happened to us and Meet Bernard in 2016.
Way back in January Dani and I took over the shop and we immediately wanted to stir things up.
First and foremost in our minds was to make sure you guys, our loyal customers, had the best possible experience when entering the store.
It's on ongoing project and we’re pretty close but we're always striving to get it better, so expect a few tweaks here and there.
We were also delighted with our rebranding from creative agency Marmalade on toast. The new logo above the door and assets in store really bring everything together. We’re still very proud to see that sign every morning above our door.
We wanted to shout about our new look and celebrate Meet Bernard's 10th birthday. What better way to shout about it than with a party in the store.....and what a party it was! (Some of the staff are still recovering). It was so good to welcome customers old and new to join family and friends to help mark this special occasion with us.
Also we welcomed Marica our new Women's wear manager who came from Paul Smith bringing with her lots of ideas and enthusiasm. We’re delighted to have her on board heading up our women’s wear team.
In 2017 we’re going to adopt a charity called ‘Preemptive Love Coalition’ who are an 'on the ground' support charity. They are dedicated to bringing relief to Syria, Iran and Libya in the form of lifesaving operations, emergency food and shelter for families caught up in conflict and education for at risk children. We’ll be asking you to donate 5/10p for every bag to support this charity who work tirelessly to support those families.
We’ll be putting on more events next year, Meet Mums and our private shopping events will become more and more regular.
We’ll also be launching a personal shopping service with our gorgeous stylist Imogen Loveday-Brown who will be working closely with us to ensure you guys continue to look amazing.
We want to say a massive thank you to all our friends, family and customers for your support in 2016. We’re really looking forward to 2017 and hope to see you all in store soon.
Ryan, Dani and the Meet Bernard family.