Friday, 11 January 2013

Some Moments From 2012, some plans for 2013

I know we're well into January now and our gaze should be firmly fixed on the year ahead rather than looking back, but I just wanted to take a minute to have one last look at 2012, which was quite a big year for Minimum Mouse. We learned a lot last year, went on many adventures and met some amazing people, and I hope we'll be able to continue in that vein in 2013. One last little look back can't hurt...

We celebrated our 5th birthday in cold and grey late Janurary 2012, which was exciting and a milestone to celebrate, but also made us wonder where all that time went! If Minimum Mouse was a baby he'd be in school by now! Wowzers! And that means we're about to celebrate another birthday...

A lovely sunset at The Big Feastival
Some minor celebs shopping at our stand at Students Live (do you recognise them?)
Shoppers at Manchester Vintage Fairs
We got about a lot this year, four festivals (Beach Break Live, Wilderness, V Festival and The Big Feastival), two major exhibitions (Students Live at London Olympia and Clothes Show Live at the NEC) and a whopping 55 vintage fairs saw us travel the length and breadth of the country. We racked up a lot of miles, but more importantly, had a lot of fun. And spent a bit too much time in random hotel rooms.

One of our many, many road trips
We kept offering great vintage clothing of course, keeping our selection eclectic, varied and fun, but we also expanded our range and began offering some great new products that we sourced from some lovely new suppliers. So now, when you want that must have bowler hat to go with your cute vintage dress, you can now pick one up at the same time. Great!

So what's on the menu for this year? Just this - offering you more great vintage, designing more lovely jewellery, sourcing more great accessories and always offering great customer service. We're keeping it simple. Because sometimes, the simple ideas are the best.

Have you got any big plans for the new year?

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