Sunday, June 10, 2012

new beginning

It has been a wonderful 1.5 years for us at City Square Mall. Though it is sad for us to close our boutique, Moms’ Cottage, at City Square Mall, it is a move we had to make as we restructure our core business. We organized our final ‘Move Out Sale’ from 24 to 27 May 2012. A lot of you came to bid farewell and help us clear quite a bit of stocks, thank you for the love.

It was a big step for us to open a brick and mortar boutique 1.5 years ago and through it, we have learned a lot. From stock taking, budgeting, marketing, customer service to dealing with difficult requests... experiences that we will not have gained if we had remained an exclusive online store. But the biggest gain is we have made some wonderful friends who came into our life as fans of the products we stock. Your over-whelming support is what that has kept us going during this difficult retail time. You know who you are :)

On this page, we would also like to thank our part time helper Yulin. When Yulin first came for interview, we had doubt that she will even last 1 month, after all she’s only 18 (right?) and still in Polytechnic. But she proved us wrong and stick to us for the next 1.5 years. With the same determination that she has in learning the Korean language, she make an effort to learn all our product information, memorize our various on-going promotions, offer her best service and also give us feedback on customers comments. Even when Yulin’s school workload increases, she still offer to help us out on weekends so that our partner can have a break. In a time that committed retail staff are hard to find, Yulin is a blessing to us. Yulin will be starting her internship in September, we wish her success in her selected career path. We will miss you girl.

Our Moms’ Cottage facebook page will still be kept active with products and promotion updates. We are still reachable through facebook. Visit itsy bitsy ME! fans page for social responsible apparel and After Organic (here) for eco-friendly lifestyle products.

Thank you for walking with us as we continue our journey to embrace environmental sustainability. Till we settle in our next retail location, stay connected with us online.