When I arrived at the beautiful hotel in Manchester, there was a lovely gift bag waiting for me with magazines, champagne and chocolate. The team truly made me feel like a queen from the start and were so gracious to me. After breakfast the next day, I went to meet them to tour the store inside the mall in Manchester's city center.
The retail store was honestly even better than I expected. It was so nice to see the clothes in person and on display. Even items that wouldn't necessarily be my top choice on the site looked absolutely terrific in person. The staff was very sweet and were excited to chat with me about the goings on at the store. My favorite part, was definitely the lingerie department, which was full of beautiful, sexy and intricate pieces.
After the tour of the store and a little shopping, I went to the corporate HQ, where I met the buyers and the marketing team. I sat down with them to talk about their new merchandise and they asked for my feedback, which I gave to them with honesty. They listened and let me know that they are always looking to hear from the customer. I have a tendency to be brutally honest, so it was great that they were so receptive to both my praises for them (which are many) and my opinions about what can be done to improve in the plus size industry in general, much less their store.
|New shoes from Anna Scholz's collection|
|Prints from Anna's upcoming spring collection|
|Fall fashion preview|
|The rainy Manchester weather did my hair very few favors!|
|The fabulous restaurant, Australasia in Manchester|