lets open H&M washington!

27/04/2013


so here we have in nutshell why i've been so busy lately. to think that when we first walked into the building it was completely empty and somehow we were able to make it into an actual shop is madness. most of my shifts over the past two weeks have consisted of me tagging 10,000 pieces of clothing and in the process stabbing myself about 9,999 times too, leaving my fingers in tethers but hey-ho. the day we we opened the store me and the rest of the gang had to go round the area handing out balloons and goody bags to let people know we were opening at 11am. even though we expected some queue outside we definitely weren't prepared for how many people actually did end up turning up. i couldn't even position myself somewhere near the store where i could get a whole picture of the queue, that's how big it was! before my manager cut the ribbon to officially open the store we all had a glass of fizz and listened to some of the staff make speeches, which was somehow followed by them all dancing to gangham style. believe me, i don't understand it either but it was hilarious. our first customer received a £50 gift card to spend in the store and the first 100 received a wristband that allowed them to get 25% off all day, so i'd definitely say it was worth the wait. for a good two hours the queue for the till was to the front door, it was maniac for us but great for the store. we had a DJ for the whole day and upstairs we had free face painting. it was supposed to be for children but it ended up most of the employees getting it done. my favourite had to be roisins wolf, i wish i took a photo of it! . before we opened we all had to make a guess at how much we thought we'd make in the first day and i came 2nd which meant i won a huge bottle of cava, love a bit of alcohol so thanks guys. since we've opened i've managed to spend £75 (sorry liam) myself just because everything is so nice and i was scared that if i didn't get it, it would sell out and i'd regret it. so basically, if my outfit posts just consist of clothing completely from H&M you know why. last but not least how amazing is the cake we were given for the store opening? it actually tasted amazing too, which is why i've been living off cups of tea and slices of cakes for the past week. but yeah, i honestly am so happy to working in my new store the people are amazing and i actually love it.


12 comments

  1. Wow the cake looks amazing! I can imagine a store opening to be really stressful & hectic haha :)

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  2. That cake looks fab! I wish our H&M was bigger!

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    Megan xxx

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    1. As in the one on Northumberland street? It's massive! X

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  3. Looks like it was manic but sounds like you're having a great time too, and that cake looks so yummy! :) xx

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  4. that cake looks too good to eat :D sounds like a very busy but good time you've had getting it all sorted, I'm sure my friend Steph has just started working that the Washington store too :) xx

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    1. There is a girl calls steph who works with us actually, it might be her haha! X

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  5. I live right next to washington will have to come and check it out :) www.buttonsandlipstick.blogspot.com

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    1. That's great, please do its so good! X

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  6. I live 5 minutes from here! Haven't been in yet though will have to check it out :) xx

    http://beautyandthebakerblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I bought that h&m vest today - in love with it already! xxx

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  8. Just stumbled across your blog, love love love your clothes.

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