Double the amount of Light and Space in your Room.

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Looking for more light and space in your room? You could spend thousands on an extension or putting in sky lights but a quick, easy fix solution is to invest in a really fantastic, large mirror. It’s an old trick of the trade and it really works!  Hotels, boutiques, salons, spas you name it if you hang a large mirror in the reception a clients perception of your space will double in size.

At Vintage Vibe Lisa, Wendy and Kim have a background in interior design and can advise you on the best purchase for your business from their available stock – which is an extensive range that they know inside out!  Not only that, they use a specialist delivery company who ensure the arrival of your large mirror is smooth, giving you the choice of which room it is delivered to and the chance to check over the delivery before you sign for it.

For a few examples of the types of mirrors Vintage Vibe stock take a look at their large ornate mirror which is fantastic for any reception area, their large rectangular mirrors work well in hair salons and their full length cheval mirror is perfect for hotel rooms.

It is a quick way to enhance your surroundings, change the look of your layout and create a spectacular centre piece and talking point.  At the hairdressers, boutiques and hotels it is important to provide customers with large mirrors (no one wants to be dressing in their hotel room for an evening out and relying on the steamed up bathroom mirror!) so see it as an investment in your customers.

Five good reasons to invest in a large mirror:

1. They reflect light and create a lighter, brighter room (handy for rooms such as salon hair washing areas)

2. Buying a large mirror shows you care about the surroundings you provide for your customers.

3. Mirrors help enhance small areas to give the illusion of space (handy for smaller hotel rooms)

4. Practicalities – mirrors are used endlessly and if you took it away it would be missed!

5. Decor – you make an aesthetic statement by buying a large mirror.  It draws peoples attention and people appreciate good design.

If you have a limited budget for decor and design for the New Year use it wisely and invest in a large mirror from Vintage Vibe and if you are quick you can bag a bargain with their large Venetian fan shaped mirror which is in the sale!

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Banish January Blues with a New Experience for your Clients!

large-vibrant-velvet-cotton-patchwork-armchair-9529-p[ekm]300x285[ekm]By Liz White.

January Blues? Me too…so how are your clients feeling? It’s that weird time of year when people have spent their money on Christmas and dread the credit card statement.  They hole themselves up at home eating Jaffa Cakes (too much info?) and decide they will not emerge from their grumpiness until February – so how can you entice them out to come to your salon/spa/hotel?

Incentives really work and providing a new experience for your clients will work wonders for your margins.  It is all about how your clients feel so why not offer them something to massage the sole? Re-shuffle the work place and offer clients a beautiful place of zen calm, or a chic boutique to escape to.  Being able to offer clients something new will make you stand out from the rest.  How about the perfect fireside slumber chair to relax in or simply give them a free inexpensive but thoughtful gift.

If you run a hotel this aluminium necklace stand for the ladies and a silver plated cuff link tray for the men is ideal and at these prices pretty much a steal! For salons a free gift a Venetian heart hand held mirror is perfect and if you run a spa then give out silver angel wings to your guests! It is all about that little bit extra and at an average price of £10 you can’t go wrong!

If you want to be remembered for the right reasons really push the boat out to make you clients feel special and banish the January blues in style!

For more inspiration go to www.vintagevibe.co.uk P.S If you spend over £200 you receive a free candle holder!

Christmas Countdown 1- Too big for Santa’s Sleigh…

white-mirror-style-shot-101By Liz White.

The count down to Christmas has begun so take advantage of snapping up the best buys before Christmas delivery goes crazy!

Some items are simply too big for the sleigh or too bulky for the chimney so bypass Santa and arrange online through a reliable retailer.

If are looking for the perfect home accessory then I’d suggest you invest in a stunning mirror to make your dining room simply gorgeous. Santa would struggle to deliver mirrors but Vintage Vibe won’t have any problem! PLUS, as a Christmas bonus, there is 10% off all mirror purchases!

Here is a great selection of gorgeous mirrors to choose from.  Show off the space you have and reflect some Christmas spirit into your home!

Purchase by 8th December to be sure to receive it in time for Christmas!

A Click & Collect Christmas where the Customer is King


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By Liz White

“People are always going to go shopping.  A lot of effort is just: how do we make the retail experience a great one?” Philip Green

‘Click and Collect’ is a real buzz trend at the moment and gives the buyer more control and the retailer a wider clientele. If you thought it was only the big boys of retail that offer this, then you are wrong. A great example of this is Vintage Vibe itself!  Did you know Vintage Vibe have a click and collect service?

Not only that, they go one step further to offer great customer service – you can arrange to come down to their warehouse and see where the action happens.  They are an open business who encourage people to collect if that is easier for them and if they want to see the product before they buy it.  To add to this, Vintage Vibe also offers items that can be personalised.

The saying ‘Customer is King’ is over used but it has never been more apt than in today’s fast flowing retail market.  The retail sector is worth over £300 billion [www.gov.uk] and growing – but not in the traditional way.  The High Street struggles while internet shopping grows and the control is being taken back by the consumer who wants personalised products with a fast, efficient service.

A great example to show this is from Nike: “70% of Nike’s e-commerce business is from orders for customized products.” (Ed Schmults, CEO of technical sports apparel retailer Wild Things) and it tells us that the crown on the customer’s head has just got bigger – and rightly so. If the customer is spending their money they want a product that is perfect.

That is something we can all agree with; Vintage Vibe wants you to have the perfect experience too and their click and collect service is just one way that they are ensuring that the Customer is indeed the King.

To pre-arrange a mutually convenient day and time to click and collect, Call 01622 62902 or e- mail  sales@vintagevibe.co.uk

“Once you create a loyal Customer base, it’s tough for a competitor to take that away” Joe Mansueto

Benjamin is famous!

Look out in December for our gorgeous Benjamin clock featured in Build It Home Improvement Magazine.

This extra large skeleton clock has an elegant black iron frame and silver Roman numerals. The Benjamin clock, with it’s hand made metal frame, would make a lovely Christmas gift.

If you are looking for a new clock for your home please visit our clock department. We have a gorgeous selection of clocks including vintage clocks, retro clocks, large clocks, skeleton clocks and more!

If you add a Benjamin clock to your order, or any of our other beautiful clocks, you will receive a free mouse door stop (The order must come to over £100).