Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Absolutely Amazing 2 Weeks

The Best Kept Secrets' Tour was an absolutely amazing event for us. We met well over 400 new customers during the 16 days, and heard time and time again how people didn't even know we were there before finding us on the tour. We received many wonderful compliments about our shop, our prices, and our merchandise. Purses, vintage dishware, candles, soaps, fall decor, denim skirt purses, and our "Garden Tea-lites"were wiped out just as quickly as we could restock them!! Wow, what a busy, exciting, and profitable couple of weeks for little Vintage Chic Boutique. Thanks to all our regular and new customers for helping make this endeavor such a huge success!! We welcome tour-goers to share their overall feedback (impressions, suggestions, cheers and jeers alike) for the event with us via the blog or email.

What's next?? We will be involved in a local holiday house display in early December. We are just beginning to brainstorm ideas and will share full detail here in the next couple of weeks.

For now, we are back to regular business hours (but will be closed this Friday for Halloween) and trying to regroup for the rest of the holiday season. We will continue to refresh our Christmas decor and gift-giving goodies. It is officially time to start the madness and find those special somethings for your special someones!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Selling Up a Storm!!

The Lancaster County's Best Kept Secrets Tour began on Friday, October 9. It has already been a tremendous experience for our little shop! We have met so many new customers (people who didn't know we are there) and are selling up a storm!! Merchandise is flying off the displays like never before, and we are busy yet ecstatic about the positive response this event is bringing us. We are sooo glad we took on this challenge, as it has exposed us to such a large number of new folks in and around the area!!

In addition to the constant attempt to stay stocked up this week, we have added a few Christmas nooks in the shop. Here is a quick glimpse into the first wave of holiday goodies we've put out. Many of the things pictured have already sold, but we'll update more shots of new Christmas merchandise in the coming weeks (as I find time!!)

Until then, we do have tour bags still available for anyone wishing to get in on all the fun while it's still underway. Reminder: the tour runs through Oct. 24 (Sat.) so there is still plently of time & plenty of great deals in the 35 local small businesses participating in this season's tour. If you need further info, feel free to call us @ 717-354-6228 or email orders@vintagechicboutique.net.

New purses will be arriving early next week to replenish our stock of bags in the shop....and there are several furniture pieces in the painting process now. Stay tuned!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Scents, Scents, & Dare We Dare...More Scents

This week, we've added a new line of handmade (in Lancaster County, PA) herbal soaps to the shop. To get a feel of what scents customers like, we are starting with the following:
  • Lavender Shea (made with shea butter, a calming, relaxing, soothing scent of fresh lavender)
  • Gardener's Delight (lifts mood & dirt for soft skin...spicy scent men will love as well as ladies & the pumice will help scrub away a day's work quite pleasantly!)
  • Cocoa Butter (a mild scent that moisturizes & calms dry skin with hints of ylang-ylang, patchouli, & lavender)
  • Sweet Orange (an invigoratingly sweet tangerine scent sure to be a favorite)
  • Orange Blossom & Honey (mild scent to nourish & refresh)
  • Green Tea & Honey (renews & repairs skin ...anitbacterial & antioxidant)

The soaps will sell for $5.25 in the shop. We also will have some cute gift/guest soaps in lavender, cherry, & peach as well as chocolate lover's bars.

We've also introduced a new line of handmade candles made in Lancaster County. These are clean-burning, eco-friendly, with lead-free wicks. They come in glass "canning-style" jars with metal lids. Even as appealing as their scents, is their price in the shop: $6.50!!! Again, we're sampling scents to start out, and plan to add more as we get a feel for what customers like best. Right now, the basic scents are:

  • Oatmeal-Raisin Cookie
  • Mulberry
  • Pears 'N Berries
  • Sweet Orange

The seasonal scents for fall include:

  • Harvest Spice (a rich cinnamon-scented red candle)
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Spicy Mulled Cider

And, for the coming winter seasonal scents, we have:

  • Peppermint (an all-white candle smelling just like a candy cane)
  • Christmas Berry (a cheery red candle with a cranberry scent)

If all these scents aren't enough, our next shipment of our private label woodwick candles will be arriving by this coming Friday (just in time for the kick-off of the Lancaster County's Best Kept Secrets' Tour!!) These include the following yummy blends:

  • Sweet Potato Pie/Pumpkin Cider
  • Mocha Java/Caramel Kiss (our all-season favorite!!)