We know things are really tough right now. For everyone. We feel it.
It's also tough for us. As individual humans and as a very small business.
We were trying to think of ways that we can help: To help our lovely customers feeling the pinch, as well as support other small and independent businesses. With lots of collaboration and ideas exchanging, I am SUPER proud to announce the first ever VV Festival (or "Vestival" as we are affectionally calling it!)
A weekend of events and celebrations to help you make your money go further as well as spotlight other Hampshire-based independent businesses.
WHEN: 2-4 December
WHERE: VV Boutique, 55 Village Road, PO12 2LD
WHY: Let us help you make your money go further this season, whilst also helping us and other small local business, and beating the upcoming postal strikes.
We are hoping to confirm more event and features and offers as we get closer to the dates. Here's what is confirmed so far...
Miss Petra and Mrs Darling will be on hand for free styling advice and helping you make your money go further.
Let us show you how to make one dress work for several different events, or one outfit to go from work, to afternoon tea, to a night out or Christmas Party. Or how to put a capsule wardrobe together of 5 pieces to create many endless looks and outfits! Maybe you have a piece in your wardrobe you already love but want ideas to change it up or style it differently? Bring it along!
Free luxury gift wrapping on any purchases you wish to gift
Competitions, prizes and special offers to be announced
Friday 2nd - Boutique Open 9.30am - 8.30pm
Come and party with us! We'll have drinks and nibbles all day, personal styling and advice, gift ideas and much more.
Mrs Darling, Miss Petra and Miss Laura will be on hand to help with all your needs and loaded with money saving suggestions!
In the evening we will be joined by Angel Radio's DJ Simon Moon who will play us through the 50s and 60s,and local professional female-empowerment photographers, Liberty.
You'll have the chance to get a professional photo taken in your favourite VV outfit (no purchase necessary) and a digital copy of the photo for free when you share on your socials. It's going to be a total vibe!
Saturday 3rd - Boutique Open 9.30am - 4pm
Join us for a very civilised Small Business Saturday with Miss Petra and Mrs Darling. We'll be offering afternoon tea party delights with sandwiches, scones and nibbles, with all the same advice and benefits available for the whole weekend.
10am - 4pm The AMAZING Paula's Vintage Parlour will be joining us in the boutique offering vintage styling appointments at special offer rates. Appointments are available to book now via our Facebook group or in the shop, but walk-ins are possible on the day if there is space. We recommend booking early!
2pm - Make-Do & Mend Clinic with Mrs Darling. We'll show you how to do simple common repairs to clothes you really love to make them last longer, and upcycle ideas for garments beyond repair. You can bring along anything you have that you'd like to know how to fix or salvage.
Sunday 4th - Boutique Open 11am-4pm
12pm - Body Confidence Workshop with VieNess! We are bringing this world class expert body confidence coach directly to you, live in the boutique. The workshop is free to attend but spaces are limited so again, please book your space in advance to avoid disappointment.
Vie is also a highly regarded author and will be bringing copies of her very popular childrens picture books. "Where Are We Going?" where we follow Emily, a child with a disability on a magical journey home and "Who Am I?" where Emily goes on more adventures whilst asking this big question, and her mum helps her see that she is all sorts of wonderful, just as she is.
Both sending important messages to children about self-acceptance and self love. Messages our young people need now more than ever! Vie will be on hand to sign copies on the day too and are a perfect stocking filler or gifts for children, grandchildren and niblings!
Plus she'll have her most recent adult book "La Vie Est Belle - Learning to Live Hopefully Ever After" which is already highly acclaimed and a truly great read - another perfect gift!
(NOTE - You do not have to attend the workshop to have access to the books or signing, and our free gift wrapping will also extend to books purchased from Vie on the day.)
1pm - 4pm Gent's & Partners Shopping Event - no booking needed!
Not just for men of course, but any significant other that struggles to shop or choose gifts or finds the whole shopping experience stressful. Come in advance and make a wishlist of all your favourite things in store with us then just send your partner along to us. We will show them everything you've picked out and they can then select something for you from your pre-approved list! You still get something you want, but you won't know what, so they still get to surprise you.
Even better, we will gift wrap it for free with our Luxe service and they can enjoy a free drink in the Village Home next door on us whilst they wait. Gifting done, without the stress. All they have to do is write the tag! No jostling in the shopping centre, being overwhelmed with choice, fighting for a parking space and paying over the odds for the pleasure.
VV - Bringing Light To & Taking The Stress Out Of Your Holiday Season.