Last week on July 17th, A Sophisticated Pair celebrated a momentous milestone: our three year anniversary! Despite a tentative optimism, I knew when we opened there was a strong likelihood the business would not succeed past six months. Small business ownership is hardly a guaranteed success, and in many instances, it is far easier for a business to fail than to thrive. We were told by vendors, by landlords, by friends, and by family to stay positive because the first year will be the hardest, but it takes three years to stabilize and five years to flourish. As a result, for us to celebrate three years in business is one of my proudest moments. I have said it before, but the store is my dream. To see a dream not only come to fruition but continue to grow and expand is a wonderful experience—an experience I cherish every day.
However, we would never have been able to celebrate this accomplishment without the dedicated support of our customers. Some of you have been shopping with us since the beginning while others recently came to find our little store, and we appreciate everyone. As a result, we want to demonstrate our appreciation with an anniversary sale and giveaway running the entire month of August.
The sale will include special deals on certain fashion styles, deep discounts on items in the sale drawers, and a store-wide 10% discount on every purchase (not combinable with other offers or applicable on the Elomi Amelia). Furthermore, shopping during the giveaway qualifies you for gifts with purchase as well as entries into our biggest giveaway yet! Not only will we offer prizes from the store, but many of our vendors have also volunteered to donate to the competition.
Gifts with Purchase:
- Spend $75 on Parfait or Affinitas products during August and receive a free packaged panty (includes three panties) with a retail value of $28.00.
- Purchase $50 of Natori products and receive a free bottle of nail polish.
Both giveaways are while supplies last, so come early to ensure you receive your free gift!
- $100 Gift Certificate for Sophisticated Pair
- $50 Gift Certificate for Sophisticated Pair
- One free Affinitas or Parfait Set
- Three 80PLN (roughly $26) Gift Certificates to Urkye Clothing
- Twelve Yummie Tummie Tanks in Sky
- Purchase $30 of Wacoal or b.tempt’d products during the giveaway and be entered to win a free b.tempt’d or Wacoal lingerie set.
- Two Months of Free Karate Lessons at Carolina Shin Karate: Martial Arts Training for Men, Women, and Children
How to Enter:
- Email sophisticatedpair[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject “Three Year Giveaway Entry” between August 1st and August 31st. Please note in the email if you qualify for local prizes.
- For every $10 you spend in the store during August, you receive an additional entry.
All winning tickets will be announced on Friday, September 1st. Good luck everyone, and again, thank you for your ongoing support!
Erica, Debbie, and Jason
P.S. In a shameless bid for more prizes, if you are a manufacturer interested in contributing a prize, please feel free to email me so I can update the blog.