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IT’S NEARLY CHRISTMAS!!

BagsieThat1 Christmas Blog!

 

This time last year we were just setting up and we’d done our inaugural event at Culham Science Centre in Abingdon! (Shout out to all the lovely people there, thanks for welcoming us, we enjoy every event with you). In the last few months, it’s been busy, frustrating and amazing. November and December have been our best months this year but also, throughout 2018 we have seen a few returning customers at events which has been fantastic. We have also made friends with other small business owners, some of whom we met again at events and keep in contact with..more on this later in the next blog post….

 

Culham Science Centre December 2017

We’ve changed a lot since last year!

 

Look at us now! New stands, new bags!

 

 

Some first time achievements in the last 2-3 months!

 

We had our first two day event in November anddd…this is what we did to celebrate at the end!!

 

We have been getting in some fantastic new stock which our customers just love! – Microwavable Comforting Characters – We almost sold OUT of all our .. flock!

 

 

 

Look at those smiling faces! This is what keeps us going.

Thank you to everyone who has purchased items from us this year, you make us very happy and we love making you smile!

 

 

 

 Some more achievements for Bagsiethat1..

 

 

In November we also got some new boxes  to store, travel and keep our stock safe in. These are much better and makes our lives a bit easier!


 

 

Something new that we are very proud of is our vouchers! We have created our very own Bagsiethat1 standard gift vouchers AND special Christmas gift vouchers too! This is a great way of giving someone a lovely gift if you’re struggling for ideas! We’ve got lots of new items to choose from..! Including.. PADi pillows! An alternative to the iBeanie, these are smaller, cheaper and super cute!


 

 

Our bag organisers are STILL popular, we love them, so useful and cute. If you’ve seen this ad during the year, it was us!

 A great way of looking out for deals and discounts from us is subscribing to our newsletter!

 

 

Check out some of our favourite new products that will go into the new year from David Jones Paris: backpacks!

 

 

 

AND NEW WHEAT BAGS!

The wheat bags are a great new addition to our accessories, perfect for the winter months, scented lavender and un-scented  to make your evenings relaxing and cosy.

 

We think one of our major achievements during the year has been our contribution to lots of different charities via our events. Some of these including, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Marie Curie, Momentum Children’s Charity and MNDA. Here’s Chris when he found a particularly large doggo at a very chilly Hearing Dogs event!

 

Sweet doggo, liked pats and handbags 😀

 

Lastly, we’ve met so many lovely people along the way in our first year, thank you to all of you. We are very much looking forward to 2019 and seeing how our business will have changed again next Christmas! Here are some great characters from this year:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iBeanies!

Thank you to all those who are subscribed to our mailing list!

We love knowing that people want to hear more about us and our journey.

In the last few months we have upped our game a bit, having learnt more about our audiences and the needs of those we visit at certain locations.

Having visited a couple of different hospitals, it had come to our attention that we might be able to help a lot of people with the following new product!

 

                                                             We’re so excited to open this big box!

 

Introducing, the iBeanie! These little gems have caused quite the stir at events and online. The need for them is greater than we realised; there are lots of people up and down the UK who use iPads and tablets on a daily basis, but not all find it easy due to medical problems or conditions.

This is where the iBeanie comes in. It holds your device up for you so you can be hands free, whether you’re doing some online grocery shopping, Skyping family and friends or watching your favourite film! We had somebody at a recent event who decided he was going to watch the footie on his phone!

Such a simple idea but extremely useful to many different people with different needs.

 

We are so excited about the iBeanies and we hope

they continue to help more people in future!

Here are some of our favourite patterns!

 

 

Here are some pictures of our new items at events!

 

Our beanbag definitely won on this occasion.. !
Stacked them all up in a cute basket!

 

 

 

 

 

Ok this wasn’t at an event but we thought it was adorable!! If you’ve got a cat iBeanie, we’d love you to tag us on Instagram!

 

We’re always happy to answer any queries, send us an email!

Come back for more news on our newest items in stock soon!

Bag Weather

Bag Weather

One of the greatest moments of operating a small business, is receiving new bags in the post and knowing our customers are going to LOVE them.

 

 

Wrist Loop Clutch Bags £12.99

 

One of the most looked at bags from our most recent order, has been the David Jones wrist loop clutch bags. They’re robust, easy to carry and big enough for all your night out essentials without being really heavy!

We know Rose Gold is very popular at the moment so we were delighted when one of these clutch bags came in this colour! They also come in lots of other plainer colours if you’re not into the shiny shiny ones!

 

Sometimes, we attend events that are held outside. This means we take our handy gazebo with us, she’s been so helpful protecting us at our fete’s & fairs.

 

This is our ideal weather! A bit of sun, not too hot and no rain!

 

 

This is what our setting up process looks like!

  Bags, boxes, bags…more boxes!

 

We also have the coolest square black boxes that give our display a nice geometric look.  Before you lot arrive, we’re dancing around trying to make our display look fancy!

 

However…fancy or not, when the weather just doesn’t want to play…

(wind, rain, or both!!)  .. we recently had an outside event set up by Hearing Dogs For Deaf People. It was so windy to start with, our banner was knocking everything off..our lovely David Jones stands were swaying and we thought..uh oh.

Luckily there were enough of us to run around catching stands! But never fear Bagsie fans, come rain or shine we WILL deliver our goodies to you.

 

One of our rainier days…

 

The sun came out eventually and we had a lovely day, one of our best days for Bagsiethat1 – we really appreciate the loyal following we already have, thank you to everyone who has bought a bag from us. We can’t wait to meet more of you and deliver you a bag you absolutely love that will last and look amazing.

 

Don’t forget to check out the website; there’s a mailing list to sign up to

where you can get first order discount codes!

 

 The Bagsie Team x

 

 

Bagsiethat1 – The Journey So Far

Bagsiethat1 – The journey so far

BagsieThat1 is a family run business selling affordable handbags & accessories.

We offer fashion conscience products at affordable prices.

Everyone needs a bag! Why should finding one be difficult??

 

             NOVEMBER 2017
New t-shirts!

In November 2017, Bagsiethat1 was launched. Our first event selling handbags at Culham Science Centre in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, was a great start for our little shop. The staff who hosted our event and gave us the opportunity to set up have been an invaluable source of help in our journey so far. We regularly go back because we had such a good time, they’re like old friends!

Since November, we’ve met lots of lovely people in business around the Buckinghamshire and London area. We have worked with them to create great relationships and made some VERY happy with a gorgeous new handbag or two!

Our goal is to make shopping for your perfect bag, easy and affordable. We can come to handbag parties at your house, or business events, leisure centres, gyms, schools & more! Our main objective is to bring “OUR STORE TO YOUR DOOR” and provide you with affordable, practical and stylish bags for any occasion. No more hours and hours and hours of trudging through shop after shop!

                                                                2018

                                                                                                    A brand new year! 

Excited to get going, we’ve introduced ourselves to many business chains including, health & fitness gyms, airports, leisure centres and London workspaces to name a few. With great spaces to set up and talk to new customers, we are creating new relationships all the time! We love meeting with and talking to new people who share our passion for supporting small business and affordable fashion. 

 

Soon more handbags were on the road and off to new destinations!

 

MetalBox Factory, Workspace Group

 

 Bagsiethat1 was going places!…  to be more specific, workplaces. Workspace Group UK are a great network of people who provide work and office space for companies in London. Networking has been one of our greatest strengths in this area. Working with a chain of fantastic people across London was great for growth and getting our name out there! Additionally, we’ve met people who can give us great feedback and review our products!

 

February

 We had our first big banner printed to come along to events with us. You can’t miss us with our fabulous RED banner and table spread!!

Our new vertical banner! Pall Mall Deposit, Workspace group. (Designed by Purple Frog Digital Media)           purplefrog-dm.co.uk

 

 

 

Another great edition to our Bagsie family has been our Bagsiethat1 van! She’s been a great help transporting our MASSIVE boxes!

 

 May

Like many people when they create a small business, Chris & Kara were working on Bagsiethat1 as a partnership AND still keeping up another full time job too! In May, Chris took Bagsiethat1 on as his full time work and since then more events, more collaborating and more selling handbags! Bagsiethat1 has officially taken the leap!!

Summer

What a loooong, hot , summer! Phew!

During early spring and start of the summer, we switched our stock to almost entirely branded items. We decided the David Jones Paris collection was perfect for us. Their bags are well made, easy to clean and waterproof..and of course they look gorgeous!

Below are examples of our summer collection – aren’t they lovely!

 

 

We have also implemented environmentally friendly gift bags to take your items home in, NOT PLASTIC! We’re doing our bit to save the planet!

 

Here is one of our lovely customers with a red paper gift bag!

Keep an eye out for blogs about our days out, the NEW AUTUMN collection and new Mens products. Don’t forget you can subscribe to our mailing list and be the first to get our news and discounts!

Bagsiethat1 is committed to making your shopping experience as easy as possible.

  All graphics, designs & social media is provided by Purple Frog Digital Media