Saturday, 27 February 2010

Sad Times - 27/02/10

I announced over on our twitter account last week that we're leaving our Bricks & Mortar shop :(

There've been a few niggly things with the building, which if we stayed would drive me completely insane! So I've had to take the decision not to renew the lease when it comes to an end in March and our last open day as a shop will be a fortnight today: Saturday 13th March.

As I've not been able to find a decent sized premises in my local town (for a decent price) Rock n Retro is going back to basics and will be selling via our own website, through some fabulous independent Boutique Shops throughout the UK and in Italy (with more to come) and at selected events and fairs throughout the year :)

I'm feeling a wee bit sad about it even though we've only been here for a year. We changed things about a fair bit:

Before:

After:

Lots of fresh paint, plasterboard, filling in holes a good scrub clean, a new hot water washer and more!

As a result of the impending move I've got lots of job lots of Fancy Dress, Make-up and various other bits and pieces over on ebay with more being added over the next fortnight as I've got nowhere to store all the bulky stuff!

And it's meant that I'm behind on the release of our New Ranges: Mad as a Hatter & Bow Tie Collections. I've got a few wee tweaks to do on a couple of pieces that should be done over the weekend, so add yourself to the mailing list and you'll be the first to hear when they go live :)

Take Care & Have Fun

Sarah @ Rock n Retro

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Back from Margin - 21/02/10


We got back on Friday from a fantastic show at Margin, now the hard work has started with working on orders and following up with emails!

As per the notice we had at the top of our shop page: If you ordered while we were away - Wed 10th to Thurs 18th - we started processing on Friday and the last of the backlog orders are due to be posted tomorrow (Monday 22nd) So we're now back to our normal posting of within 3 working days :)

Sunday, 14 February 2010

We're at Margin! - 14/02/10

Phew! This past fortnight has been majorly hectic as we were getting ready for (and currently attending) the Margin Trade Show in London :)

Though we've done the Clothes Show Live before, we've never done a Trade event so all is new, exciting and at times a little bit scary.

Today was the first day and we've already met some lovely people and taken some orders so keep your eyes peeled on our stockists page as you might soon be able to buy Rock n Retro products at a Bricks & Mortar Shop near to you.

We've also just launched our new mini ranges of acrylic pieces, a sneak peek for you blog readers below - The full range will be going live on the website next Friday, yeay!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Painting the Roses Red- 7/02/10


We've got a fab new necklace in here at Rock n Retro, inspired by the upcoming Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland. Clickity-click the pic to take you right to the product page :)




Thursday, 4 February 2010

Guilty Pleasures - 04/02/10

Everyone has some guilty pleasure tv, you know the ones where you really shouldn't like them cause the actings bad, the plotline (if there is one) is nonsensical and crazy. . . . but sit down with some munchies and the box set and you're one happy bunny :)

Yup, well my current one is Buffy the Vampire Slayer

So bad it's good :D

Before Twilight, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries there was Buffy. Full of witty one-liners, some very fanciable Vampires (and non-vampires!) and numerous Demons who're determined to take over the world, from the Hell-Mouth which sits just under Sunnydale High School!

Really, if you've not seen any of it before go and take a peek!