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Calling all Charitable Causes!

?? Calling all charitable causes!! ??

WE ARE GIVING AWAY SOME OLD STOCK! We have a rail of items that have minor faults that we are not going to sell so we thought we would pass them onto a good cause. They can still be sold as seconds and hopefully raise some money for a good cause.

So, if you are a charitable cause that could make use of these goodies, we’d love to hear from you, All you need to do is hop on over to our Facebook, have a look for one of the posts about this giveaway (top tip – search our page for charitable causes) and tell us a bit about your cause and we will pick one! Please comment by 12 midnight on Thursday 23rd May.

Much love Team Attic xx ?

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Calling all Netball Players!

ELSIE’S ATTIC ARE GOING TO SPONSOR A NETBALL TEAM . . . Could it be yours?!
 
Are you part of an epic, vibrant and positive netball club? If so, we’d love to hear from you! We are massive netball fans here in the Attic, one or two of us might even pull on our netball skirts every now and then for a game along with the fact that England are hosting the World Cup this year, we thought this would be a great time to sponsor an epic, energetic, vibrant, positive netball team and help promote the most fantastic game!

We don’t care how good you are, how old you are but you must be a registered team that plays regular matches with an ‘official’ kit that we can put our name to. So what will the chosen team get from us . . .

  • Sponsored shirts
  • Tickets to the netball world cup this coming September
  • Exclusive Elsie’s Attic discount codes
  • Regular features on our social media and website!
  • The chance to take part in a team photo shoot

HOW TO APPLY

To be in with a chance of winning we need a group photo or a video of your amazing team showing off your personalities to the full!

In no more than 200 words tell us why we should pick your epic team, what makes you standout from the crowd?!

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ENTRIES WILL BE FEATURED ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS

Please send your submissions to amanda@elsiesattic.co.uk by 5pm FRIDAY 14TH JUNE

Checkout our regular posts about this on Facebook too and get involved to get yourselves noticed!!

 

 

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Come and work with us . . . exciting new role!

Stock Control Manager – Based at our Cotgrave HQ, Nottinghamshire

Stock control, that is, having the right items on the site at the right time, is integral to our brand and our business success.  Our customers know what they want, and they want it now; this role will ensure the right products are present on the site for them.

We are extending our HQ Team, based in Cotgrave with this full-time position.

The role will involve managing orders coming in to our warehouse, entering stock onto the back end of our site, reordering when necessary and ensuring stock levels are at all times correct.

This is an exciting time for Elsie’s Attic as we expand our business and we’d love to extend a warm welcome to the right person for this position.

Stock Control Manager – The Details

37.5 hours a week

Salary to be agreed. Statutory holiday allowance.

How to Apply:

Email amanda@elsiesattic.co.uk with the following information AND your CV

– Brief summary of your current position, what you do, why you are looking to move on from your current role

– Why you want to work with us at Elsie’s Attic

– Your salary expectations

– Two reference contacts – name, email, address and phone number.

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Elsie’s Attic Turns three . . . what a ride!

OK, so we are a little late with this blog post (we actually turned three at the beginning of July – remember our bumper weekend of giveaways!!) but that’s life all over in the Attic – so busy and so manic but we love it!

We thought you might be interested in our tale of the last three years, of how we started and got to where we are now . . .  we’d give you a little bit of a sneak peep behind the scenes!

So, who is this Elsie  . . .  well Elsie is me, Amanda, and my amazing husband too, Steve!  We own and run Elsie’s Attic together and we have done each other any serious harm . . . .  yet!

This is us . . . and that’s Rick Astley in the background!

Just over three years ago I was feeling a bit dissatisfied in my career, you know the story, Our eldest son was only four and just starting school and I missed him desperately and so wanted to be there to do the school runs.  I was a trained Forensic Psychologist, had owned my own dog training business and then gone on to work in PR but none of it was floating my boat . . .  after a late night chat over a bottle or two, we decided to use my passion for fashion and start Elsie’s Attic . . . or Tallulah Rose as we were initially called!

We started out just selling bags, scarves and jewellery . . .  I look back on our early Facebook days and smile and cringe in equal measure!  Right from the start we wanted to stock things that are just a little bit different but pretty, always pretty – we just love girly fashion!

Elsie’s Attic branding from the very early days! What a throw back and how we have changed!

So that was it – off we went, I ensconced myself at our kitchen table and really, seriously, I barely moved for the first year!  I spent days and days searching out fantastic lines and we soon expanded into clothes.  We initially used to sell on Facebook and then after a few months we decided to bite the bullet and commissioned a website.  Quite probably one of the most stressful things I have ever done – particularly the time I worked 36 hours straight with no break or sleep to get all the products loaded up . . .  but it was done and ready to launch so we did the obvious thing . . .  buggered off to a festival for the weekend!  Little did we know then how truly epic things would become!

The rest of the time has really been a blur . . .  we both gave up our full time jobs and worked full time on the Attic. We expanded from our kitchen table to the garage and then bought a new house from which we were going to run the business from the converted garage . . .  after only a few days and 12 boxes outside in the pouring rain, we knew it was time for more space and staff!

. . . and so the orders just kept on coming so, as scary as it was, we moved into our own warehouse and took on our first members of staff!  Two years later, we have kissed more than a few frogs but we now have the most amazing team who help to ensure your beautiful items reach you as quickly and as safely as possible . . .  say hi to the very camera shy Alison, Lindsay and Shelley!

We have also seen our celebrity collaborations grow . . .  we started off with Fifi Geldof, have made friends with the super kind and generous Jodie Marsh and have been over the moon to work with others including Karen Clifton, Lorraine Kelly, Stacey Solomon and the very sweet and funny Dolly-Rose Campbell (aka Gemma in Corrie!).

The super lovely Dolly-Rose Campbell collecting her National Soap Award in our dress! Excited!

 

 

The super sweet and generous Jodie Marsh wearing our own label tulle skirt – just love this lady!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year has been particularly fabulous . . . our own label is going from strength to strength.  Our tulle skirts are super popular and we even had our very first photo shoot with Elsie’s Attic fans as models – such a cracking day and you can read all about it here. We have big plans afoot to launch more of our own label products too . . .  exciting times!

 

The action from behind the scenes at our shoot!

 

Amongst all this in the last 12 months we have also found time to have a baby and get married!

Our little Jesse Johnson who arrived June 2016 amongst full on Attic life – I had a full three days maternity leave!

 

 

Our gorgeous Henry who was our initial motivation to have a more flexible and family friendly way of life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best day ever – Team Attic got married!
Best bouquet ever!
Best cake ever!

 

We now run this fun, crazy enterprise with two boys in tow . .  . not forgetting the Attic dogs, Otto and Bertie!

We are now busy bees getting ready for the wonderful Christmas season, personally my favourite!  We want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all of your support, orders and messages. Our favourite times are when you all come and see us at our warehouse sales!

A little snapshot of our last warehouse sale – 100s of you came to see us and we just loved it!

If you have any feedback, comments or just want to say hi, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you – amanda@elsiesattic.co.uk

Big love Amanda, Steve and the rest of the Attic team  . . .  Mwah! x EA

 

 

 

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Our Super Duper Warehouse Sale is Back!

We are so excited to tell you that our super duper warehouse sale is back!

Saturday 3rd June 2017, 9am until 1pm . . .  or longer if you are still shopping!

We have lots of end of line dresses waiting for their forever homes as well as one off samples.

We also have lots and lots of samples of our beautiful tulle skirts just waiting for you all!

All dresses are £25 and under along with more bargain rails!

It is always such a great event and we just love being able to meet our beautiful customers face to face.

So excited to hopefully meet more of you!

Just a little bit of boring stuff . . .

. . . as we are usually an online business we don’t have a card machine so payment is cash only.

The sale is in our working warehouse so as such we don’t have changing rooms.  Lots of ladies (that are clearly a pro at this) usually come in leggings and a vest so they can pop a dress on over their clothes – great thinking!

It’s always a lovely day, really warm and friendly and we are always so touched at how far some of you travel to come and see us  . . . i think the record so far is Glasgow!

Here’s the address of where we will be!

Elsie’s Attic, Unit 2 Candleby Court, Candleby Lane, Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire, NG12 3QB

See you there.  Much love – Amanda and the team xxx