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2 shops + 2 kids = too much crazy!

Posted on 14 January 2014

2 shops + 2 kids = too much crazy!
It is with a mix of emotions that I announce the consolidation of Garnish and the closing of our Alberta shop.  Over the past year and a half I embraced the additional challenge that I was looking for when we expanded to two locations.  But as exciting as it was, having a larger business also brought many unexpected challenges.  The responsibilities of two shops has limited our focus and time available for designing new collections and directed our energy towards the daily maintenance and duties demanded from having two boutiques.  And when I was already feeling strapped for time with two shops and one kiddo, I went and had another baby!  I have found that combination to be a bit too much- even for this energizer bunny.  So although both shops seem like children to me, they are not actual flesh and blood and when choosing which of the four shall go, Alberta drew the short stick.  My heart beats strong for the neighborhood which helped Garnish grow, but the Pearl shop is larger giving us more space for both the retail floor and design studio.
In addition to creating more time to design new house collections, there are other advantages to consolidating.  Since opening two shops I have really missed seeing some of my favorite customers on a regular basis and now chances are twice as good that we'll get to see each other! To my beloved East side customers, please remember the West side is only a 10 minute drive... And when you get there you'll never hear someone say to you "Erica is at the other shop today".  Another phrase that you will no longer hear us hear us say is  "let me call over to the other shop to see if we have your size".  So even if it's in subtle ways, we can improve your experience with our brand, which is something we constantly strive to do.  And although I will miss the Alberta shop in many ways, I whole heartedly embrace the idea of simplifying and improving the business for both our sake and most importantly, yours.
So, beginning today we have moved a selection of inventory to the Alberta store and everything is marked down 40% off from its original price.  Some of these items are also marked down on the website.  Come by soon for the best selection and over the course of the next couple weeks we will be deeply discounting the remainder of inventory at Alberta.  Stay tuned to Facebook for updates on when the next mark down will be. We anticipate the Alberta location will be closed by early February.  Thank you for all your support over the years and we look forward to seeing you long into the future at our Pearl Boutique!
Just a reminder our hours have changed and are as follows:
Monday- Friday 11am-6pm
Saturday - 11am-5pm
Sunday- Alberta: 11am -5pm
Pearl: Closed

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