Saturday, March 03, 2007
Shopping For Hope
Had a date with Wifey today.
Together, we went out just before noon to look at a shop, potentially will be our new one from Bugis Street.
It was at Central - Level One Shopping Mall in Carpenter Street.
A spanking new place with a beautiful interior. Classy and has lots of potential for a busy mall. Facing the Singapore River - Clark Quay and Robertson Quay, the scenery is stunning.
Our new shop is on the 3rd floor just around the corner facing the river. About twice as big as our present shop in Bugis, this place is an up-market shopping mall catering to tourists, clubbers and in June the upstairs office workers.
One of the few smaller retail spaces offered there. Our neighbors will be a hair salon and men's wear called C.A.P.
We are thinking to end the present contract end Mar which is our first and last anniversary there. Taking a break for a month, get new supplies and open the new shop in Central in May this year. We are going up town!
This is exciting! Full of hope, full of potential.
From now till mid April, I have to come up with our store layout and deco. This is probably the most exciting part of setting-up shop for me, more than making profit from the sales.
Wifey is excited too. The new shop, the whole shop is hers instead of having to share the space with another tenant.
We are also thinking of changing the shop's name from Chic Couture to something that accurately reflects her passion for women's costume jewelleries... no longer wanting to sell women's clothes.
I hope I can create the deco without looking D.I.Y and amateurish. I hope I can maximise the space fully and still appear wide and uncluttered... without spending too much money.
Wifey has a more realistic outlook. She hopes that her regulars will support her and come down to our new place. Hopefully the new items will be a hit with her regulars and attract new ones too. Wish us luck!