If you follow our social media platforms, you will probably have seen we launched our brand new shop last Friday evening. Charlotte decided in September to extend our current premises and so it has been a busy few weeks of planning and designing how the new unit should look.
The original reason was just that we needed more space for unit stock, offices that were not separate from our existing space and a bigger photographic studio as we take all our product images in-house.
Charlotte then had a bit of a lightbulb moment and with that, the Mia Tui shop plan was born! We have many requests from customers asking if they can come and look at the bags and we have always said yes, of course, come along and see us. But the unit wasn't really conducive to a great shopping experience as it was purely an operational unit for packing. So the opportunity to open to the general public to display the complete Mia Tui range was something Charlotte felt strongly about. She wanted to create a positive shopping experience, one that gave customers space to browse and try different bags on without feeling rushed or pressured to purchase.
We put the last touches to the shop on Friday, just a few hours before the launch evening. We had no idea whether people would come out on a very wet Friday night (even with the enticement of wine and nibbles!) so it was all a little nerve racking as 6 pm drew closer.
We should, however, have trusted our loyal Mia Tui customers! It turned out to be a very busy evening with lots of lovely customers (old and new) popping in to browse and purchase!
We were all on hand to welcome and help with suggestions and advice and I even managed to sneak in a quick facebook live in the midst of the madness. (If you haven't yet seen it, you can still watch on our facebook page).
It was lovely to meet customers face to face as usually we only get to chat on the phone or by messenger and email. So a huge thank you to all the lovely ladies (and gents!) who ventured out on a very rainy Friday night to show their support.
We know many of you don't live close enough to have made it for the evening, but as we will now be open on Saturdays 11-3pm it would be lovely to see more of you. We are in the market town of Newport Pagnell, Bucks. It's a lovely little town, close to Milton Keynes and just off Junction 14 of the M1 so easily accessible by car.
Why not have a day out on a Saturday, grab some friends and take a road trip! We really would love to see you. We are also available for shopping evenings and private events if you fancy getting a group of friends together for a shopping experience. Just get in touch and we can give you more details of what we can offer.
Our full address is:
Unit 73, Interchange House, Interchange Business Park, Howard Way, Newport Pagnell, Bucks, MK16 9PY.
Have a great week!