Celebrating Independent Retailer Month @DressingRoom1 #StAlbans #IndieMonth #IndieRetail

As The Leading Independent Fashion Retailer in the UK, The Dressing Room in St Albans is fully committed to supporting Independent Retailer Month.  In July The Dressing Room will be launching various initiatives to celebrate Independent Retailer Month.  Here are just a few of the exciting things we have planned:

The Dressing Room St Albans – Independent Retailer Month activities

  • Video: You Tube and Vine clips on Why do you shop Indie?
  • Quotes and blog posts from influential fashion bloggers on why they shop Indie.
  • Double Loyalty Points in store and online every Saturday in July.
  • Two Dressing Room Goody Bags to be won!  Throughout July, every Transaction will be entered into a raffle prize draw both in store and online.  A random winner will be picked in-store and online on 1st August to win one of the luxury goody bags.  The more times you buy – the more chance you have of winning!
  • Shop Indie and fast track your way to a full loyalty card worth £30.00.  If you can show us that you have shopped with 4 other local Indies in July, when you spend £100 at The Dressing Room we will give you a full loyalty card worth £30 off your next purchase.  A Loyalty stamp is normally earned on every £100 transaction and when you get 5 stamps you receive a £30 voucher. Voucher Valid on full price goods only.
  • We want your input!  We will have a comments box – Tell us what you would like from The Dressing Room.  Anything goes – is there a certain brand you would love to see us stock, anything different you would like from our Events, anything we could do better for you?  All comments can be left in store or emailed to us.  We will promise to consider all of your suggestions!

About The Dressing Room St Albans

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The Dressing Room is the Proud Winner of 5 coveted National Drapers awards. Best New Business 2006. Independent Womenswear Retailer of the Year 2009.  Independent Womenswear Retailer of the Year 2011.  Overall Independent Retailer of the Year 2011. Best Accessories (independent & multiple) Drapers Footwear & Accessory Awards 2012.  In 2013, we were voted as the UK’s most Inspiring Indie by our peers.

The Dressing Room is also listed in the Telegraphs, The Independent, Glamour, Vogue and Stylist magazine’s top 50 fashion boutiques.  Owner of the Dressing Room, Deryane Tadd is also named in the Fashion Power List of the top 100 most influential people in Fashion for 2011 and 2012.

Why Deryane Tadd, Owner of The Dressing Room, is passionate about Independent Retail

Deryane Tadd owner of The dressing roomDeryane says ‘Independent Retailers are what make our UK High Streets so interesting.  A fantastic Independent Retailer will provide unparalleled customer service with product chosen for their specific customer base.  The Dressing Room is dedicated to being the very best Independent retailer possible.  This is achieved by being passionate about what we do and putting our heart and soul into the business.  We set ourselves apart from the high street by our attention to detail, outstanding customer focus and an excellent product mix picked with our specific market in mind.  All of this is delivered by a team trained to be the best in the business.  You simply will not get this from a multiple retailer and we need people to recognise and celebrate that.’

Get involved with Independent Retailer Month and make a difference in your community!

To make a difference we need to get everyone behind this campaign. Please do spread the word about the campaign and get involved as much as you can. With many individuals working together to support a common objective we can make July a fantastic month for Independent Retailers!

If you would like any information on how you can support The Dressing Room for Independent Retailer Month then please contact: Jaime Lloyd-Jones at info@the-dressingroom.com or on 01727 853577.

About Clare Bailey

Clare Bailey, The Retail Champion (formerly Clare Rayner), is one of the most well-known and respected retail experts in the UK. With unrivalled knowledge in retail, high streets and consumer matters, she offers unbiased, independent content – whether engaged as a professional speaker, for broadcast media, or for a written feature. Clare is a business woman, entrepreneur and founder of several small businesses. Having been born into a family of successful business owners, it was inevitable that she’d eventually jump off the corporate treadmill and step out on her own! Today her brand portfolio includes The Retail Champion, The Retail Conference, the Future High Street Summit and the Support for Independent Retail campaign. In addition, she is co-founder of Mobaro Retail UK and a non-exec director of Beed Virtual Assistant Services. Having started her career as a fast-track store management trainee for McDonalds, she went on to work with leading retailers such as M&S, Dixons and Argos. She moved swiftly into management roles before being headhunted into senior consulting roles with global software giant SAP, and international management consulting brand, Accenture. Her corporate background in senior retail, consulting and technology roles, coupled with her experience of creating and running her own business, has enabled her to be equally capable whether consulting to global brands or micro businesses. This unique blend has not only positioned her as a leading expert in all things retail, but has enabled her to add meaningful commentary and insight to the debate around the future of the high street, and, how technology is driving fundamental change in the way consumers, and businesses, interact. Clare has become an influential voice in her field, which has resulted in her becoming a regular media contributor and sought-after conference speaker. Often seen on Good Morning Britain, BBC Breakfast, Sky News, and Chanel 5 (to name a few), Clare speaks on a myriad of retail, high street and consumer issues – but is particular adept when it comes to explaining the context behind retail trading results, newly released data, and government stats, in a palatable and informative manner. In addition to broadcast and conference speaking, Clare is the proud author of two best-selling business books published by Kogan Page - The Retail Champion: 10 Steps to Retail Success, published July 2012 and How to Sell to Retail: The Secrets of Getting Your Product to Market, published February 2013. She has provided contributions to various academic texts, including Retail Marketing Management (published by Pearson). With an engaging, conversational yet informative style, Clare writes for press and content agencies, providing features, articles, blogs and opinion pieces as well as contributions to white papers and reports. However, when the situation demands a more serious style, Clare can deliver - In 2016 she wrote an extensive report for a major insurance and risk law firm, as a retail expert witness, to support a public liability suit. She found that project particularly enjoyable as it played well to her strengths – assimilating large amounts of data and information, identifying the key points and articulating that in an understandable manner. When not on TV or speaking at conferences, Clare’s “day job” sees her supporting consumer-facing businesses through her consultancy services. When asked to describe what she most loves about retail consulting it is typically the opportunity to “dig deep”, getting “under the bonnet”, in order to leverage the business data to uncover the insights that lead to “lightbulb moments”. She also loves working on business change programmes that centre on improving the processes and systems to increase profitability by supporting more rapid, better informed decision making, improving the customer experience, or simply by become more efficient and streamlined. In this respect she considers herself a “business engineer” with a brain that works like a relational database! Due to her years of experience, her logical, objective approach, her quick, rational thinking, she is known for being able to cut through complexity, seeing right through to the crux of issues, finding creative solutions that others may have overlooked. As if all that wasn’t enough, Clare is a working mum, juggling a home life in rural Lincolnshire with her partner, their 5 kids, 4 cats, and geriatric Labrador! For all enquiries, contact Clare directly on 01727 238890 or email champion@retailchampion.co.uk.
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