I haven’t had much time to write for a while since we moved shops. I haven’t really had time to do much I have only just put shelving into the stockroom!! (Which the girls may have mentioned to me a few times..) The reason I have managed to find time to write this month is actually down to Radley. As I write this I am having a coffee in a rather swanky room at Hampton Manor Country House (don’t worry Mr Magpie, Radley have paid, and its free wifi… it’s not cost you anything!) The reason I am here and some of you may remember from previous years is because unlike other brands we stock, to see new season’s range from Radley I usually meet them at a gorgeous setting such as this – beats a trade show!! This year Radley’s new COO Alan Stone-Wigg wanted to meet some Radley stockists and talk to them about the future of Radley. This is why I am not in the Nest this morning pulling bags out of the stock room, and preparing the shop for opening. This for me was unusual, but a very interesting experience – it’s nice to feel valued as a customer and appreciated as I am sure you all do when you shop yourselves.  The plans Radley have for the brand and the future make a lot of sense, and I am excited to be working with not only an iconic brand, but a brand that is interested and is listening to its customers and reacting positively to their feedback. Needless to say the bags are amazing… not that you would expect anything less from a brand like Radley. They have reduced the colour range on offer, leaving a strong core colour base with a few seasonal shades thrown in.  The bags see a return of the iconic doggy logo (hooray!) and the leather is soft as butter. The first delivery of the new season pieces will start to arrive September, with the famous Radley Christmas Picture bag coming into us from November, and I cannot wait to get them in – they are Radley designs at their best.

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One of the new Radley Handbags coming to the nest: Liverpool Street

 

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