What a year it has been! We’d like to thank all of our fabulous fans who order on-line, come into our stores and sip wine with us at fabulous events, we love getting to know you all and talking to you about fabulous jewellery, so a very Happy New Year to you all and we look forward to seeing you in 2014.
So what’s happened this year? Well, what hasn’t happened this year!
The twelve months of fabulous…
The wrist list competition launched in January 2013 and we got to see all of your lovely jewellery!
In February we launched Chavin, the Peruvian inspired brand giving us style with a conscience. We headed to Spring Fair and reported back on what was hot on the jewellery scene. Jo and Sinade spotted Nikki Lissoni and knew our fabulous customers would love it!
In March we had our fabulous Girls’ Night Out and launched our trend pages online, showcasing our four must-have looks for each season and ChloBo launched their first Gold collection, which we all fell in love with instantly!
In April we were announced as finalists at the UK Jewellery Awards, Jo and Sinade went on their first buying trip to Baselworld and we launched Fossil watches. The Bath team and Jo got heavily involved in Bath in Fashion, which saw our first ‘look fabulous’ lunch co-hosted by Lyn Bromley of First Impressions. Lauren Pope visited fabulous Bath to launch Nikki Lissoni and caused quite a stir!
In May we launched our Watch Wardrobe competition, and loved seeing all of your entries of the timepieces you were coveting! We also launched the Greek brand Folli Follie which got us all in the mood for Summer. The Great Gatsby was released and we saw a surge in Art Deco design inspiration in the jewellery market – which was fabulous! Oh, and we went to see Queen Bee in Pandora’s Box!
In June holiday season started, and our fabulous staff let us know where they’d been, what they loved and most importantly, what jewellery was in their suitcase! We had our annual fabulous Garden Party in Bath with the likes of Chloe Moss, Dinny Hall and Simon Ogilve-Harris on the guest-list and we ran the Race for Life.
In July we welcomed baby George and introduced Nikki Lissoni sets designed by the fabulous team which went down a storm and we had our Leamington Garden Party with Scottish designer Chris Lewis in the hot seat. Our Watch Wardrobe winner was also announced, she got to pick three fabulous watches and made the local press lucky lady!
In August we celebrated exam results with lots of our fabulous staff – well done to you all on some fabulous results. We also had the best Summer we can remember, we all got to enjoy weeks of alfresco dining and sunbathing – heaven! We also launched #WW (Watch Wednesday) and #FF (Fab Friday) on social media which everyone got involved with!
In September we introduced our Autumn/Winter trends and launched them at our Girls’ Night Out in Bath and Leamington Spa. Rebel, Screen Goddess, Dreamer and Ice Queen perfectly summed up our Autumn jewellery collections and we loved putting the looks together with LK Bennett and Space NK – two new fabulous friends for life!
In October we launched a new collection from Kleshna, the Kleshna poppies were seen on celebrities from X Factor to Helen Mirren, proved very popular with our customers and were a great way to show our support for a fabulous cause.
November saw the launch of the Christmas catalogue and lots of fabulous offers and new lines. It was also the launch of the Pandora essence collection in our Pandora Bath store and we held a fabulous photo booth competition in SouthGate square, Bath.
And then, all of a sudden we were in December again. We were rushed off our feet in-store and on-line and we had a great time helping you all pick fabulous gifts and fill in fabulous wish lists. The website got a new look in December, it was redesigned to make sure you could access all of the fabulous information about jewellery, materials, designers and trends and to help you pick fabulous gifts easily.
So here’s to a fabulous 2014, you can expect to see more fabulous events, more fabulous jewellery from your favourite brands and designers and some very exciting new brands including the hotly anticipated Alex and Ani (get a sneak peek of the collection here!).
A huge thank you to all of our staff who have worked so hard through 2013, to suppliers, designers and colleagues we have worked with through out the year, you have all been absolutely fabulous!