2015 Highlights: A Year at BabyShoes
With Christmas and New Year just around the corner, we thought it would be fitting to have a look back at our highlights of the last 12 months…
As normal in retail, the first few months of the year were pretty quiet after the madness of Christmas! Most of our planning and orders had already been made in preparation for Spring/Summer.
We found that more and more customers were saying how much they love the traditional styles that we stock and wished that we made them in bigger sizes. Taking this onboard, we decided to begin manufacturing some of our most popular styles up to size 26 (8.5 UK). Going forward, we plan on rolling this out over the next 6 months so that we can eventually offer more styles in bigger sizes.
Easter proved to be a busy time of year with new styles having arrived from our Spanish manufacturer (Panyno). Summer seemed to come and go in a flash, and all of a sudden it was time to get ready for Autumn/Winter!
At the beginning of October we visited our two factories in Portugal to see how they were getting on with our winter orders and also to discuss new styles for Spring/Summer 2016. We’ll be posting a video over the next month or so that shows the production of one of our shoes…from start to finish. To see how each individual pair of these beautiful shoes are handmade was fantastic to see!
We introduced two new styles of girls ankle boots (Isabel and Lorena), that proved to be our best selling boots of the year. We also began to stock the ‘Fernando, ‘Ryan’ and ‘Sergio’ shoes/boots in up to a size 26 (8.5 UK), which proved to be a huge success too.
November saw record-breaking sales online…mainly down to the craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday! And now here we are in December with Christmas upon us with the year seemingly having flown by!
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your loyalty over the past year.
Wishing you and families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year!
From the Babyshoes Team x