Wow, what a great event! My friend Niki is a frequent shopper and a vocal "promoter" who has sent so many fun new shoppers my way! She has become one of those special customers that makes me remember why I love working with people. We are so close that we update each other on all topics–light and heavy. She's truly special.
One day while she was visiting, we were talking about her volunteer role with Friends of the Sarasota Ballet and I asked her if she'd like to plan a sip & shop event. She jumped right on board and after a few discussions with the Ballet board, we were on the books! The event morphed into an in-store fashion show and surprise ballet performance from a younger group of ballerinas from the school! They were so beautiful!
We had six lovely models who picked out three outfits each and we had a "mingling" fashion show which was absolutely awesome and successful! The models talked about how much they loved the clothes, how they fit, and were even helping the ladies find their pieces to try on! It was so much fun.
Charleston Shoe Company provided shoes and Sumatra, the Area Manager, spent the day here answering questions about the model's shoes, which was so helpful.
Shout-out to our stellar associates Gail and Carole who worked the event with me like the pros they are! While I was playing party hostess they were dressing models, ringing sales, and running the fitting room.
Here's a photo of the young ballerinas who performed. I can't wait to do it again!
Colleen, Sarasota Store Manager