14/05/15 12:26 Filed in: New Products | Shop Updates
We have been busy bee’s throughout April and May! We’ve had lots of new arrivals coming almost everyday and have changed around some areas to make room for all the new products.
Disney lovers will be pleased to see plenty of new figurines including these adorable Disney salt and pepper shakers which come in plenty off different characters — from Mickey and Minnie to Winnie the Pooh and Piglet and of course the Disney Princesses. The Seven Dwarfs figurines have also been a hit, these large Dwarfs even have their own lantern which lights up with a little LED bulb which makes for a great little night light!
We have also had a lot of new 2015 Isabelle Collection Charlie Bears arrive - most of which didn’t last long and have already sold out. However we are expecting more deliveries throughout the year so send us an e-mail if you would like to pre-order any. One of our favourite Mohair Charlie Bears is ‘Bedhead’ (pictured below).
Recently, an area of the shop got a big transformation when my sister Emily moved her entire shop ‘Emily’s Day’ in! We are loving the new look and so are lots of you, the response has been wonderful. Be sure to come in and see the new area for yourself, there are lots of new products including clothing, handbags, Tasmanian and Interstate handmade jewellery, books, homewares and more. One of Emily’s most popular ranges at Reliquaire is Nancybird handbags and wallets.
In other news Reliquaire got up with the times and got an Instagram account. Follow us @reliquairelatrobe and tag your pictures with #reliquaire for us to see them. Don’t forget we have Facebook to keep up to date with us too. Thanks for reading, Lauren.
15/08/14 11:19 Filed in: Travel | New Products
It has been a busy start to August with two major events - firstly, a buying trip to Melbourne!
We were due to fly out of Melbourne at midday the same day of the bad storms and power outages across the north of the state... After being bussed to Launceston Airport from Devonport Airport, significant delays and a change of airline we finally arrived for an extended weekend of shopping for the shop!
For those not in retail it is hard to imagine halls upon halls of stallholders that we walk through at these regular trade events, searching for those special items or perhaps the ‘next big thing’!
On the first evening, our sore feet and sore minds were rewarded with a delicious dinner at Saint Crispin in Collingwood (menu here, highly recommended!).
Over the weekend, we ordered with some of our best-loved suppliers and are looking forward to receiving new kids and baby clothes from Rock Your Baby, candles from Voluspa, Disney figurines by Jim Shaw, teddies from Charlie Bears as well as a heap of exciting new pyjamas, jewellery, toys & games and science/education products.
By Tuesday afternoon we were exhausted, still felt full from eating out at Stokehouse City and Rockpool (also both recommended!), but certainly glad to be home!
Since arriving home, we have already started to receive new season stock from two of my personal favourites - Elk Accessories and Nancybird (shoes and clothing in, bags & wallets still to come)! Stay tuned on our Facebook for updates of what else is arriving...
Our second major event this month was the Latrobe Chocolate Festival or “Winterfest”. This has been an annual event in Latrobe for many years now, and is traditionally one of our busiest days of the year!
This year was no different, with lots of lovely customers and all staff on deck for most of the day. My mum and sister had been making double batches of fudge all week to fill two large fridges out the back as extra supplies. Everyone dressed up as Chocolate Fairies and were buzzing around all day, continually topping up our little fudge fridge at the counter and an outdoor station manned by a freezing fudge fairy out the front!
All in all it was a wonderful weekend as you can tell from these lovely smiles!
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