*NEW* Feature Friday - Give The Dog A Bone 1st of November



New Feature Friday!
Featuring Give The Dog A Bone

Hello Lovelies! Hope you're having a grand Friday, and also enjoyed Halloween. It's the first of November and the first of this month's feature Fridays! Now this feature I've been so excited to show to my readers, mainly because this is a store I visit every time I go to York. 
Give the dog a bone is a shop which consists of everything that's unique, different, quirky and fun! For the whole family they provide gifts and cards, pop culture to favourite comic and cartoons such as Danger mouse to TinTin! 

My favourite brand which they sell there is Disaster designs/paper plane, with creative and unique purses and bags; it's always hard not to be tempted whenever I've been there of course! 

It's a pleasure to interview the Manager of York's Give the dog a bone to hear about her job and to get to know more about her and the shop!

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Interview with Cat l Manager of Give The Dog A Bone

1) What has been your key inspiration to your current career?
My key inspiration is actually very simple: it is my personal taste! I started out just working in the shop as a Saturday girl, and the longer I've been working at ...give the dog a bone, the more I've come to realise that if you have a passion for what you do, that passion is easy for your customers to see, and it makes them enthusiastic about what you do or sell. I can genuinely say I love what we sell, and although you can fake it, nothing is more obvious to a customer than half hearted sales talk.

2) What do you enjoy the most about your job?
The thing I love most about my job is probably tied between making the displays – and picking what we sell! I LOVE thinking of creative ways to display the items we have to sell in our shop, and especially love designing the window displays. Recently we had a Super Mario themed window display and we made the entire window look like a level from Super Mario Bros. That is great fun. But I have to admit that I adore choosing new stock to sell and visiting trade shows to see what new items our suppliers have in the pipeline. It is like the biggest shopping spree ever, but without any of the regret, because it is all stock for the shop!

3) To date, what has been your 'proudest' moment?
My proudest moment I think has to be when one of our suppliers was so impressed by one of the Doctor Who displays we made that they featured it in their newsletter, used it as an example for other stockists, and even sent a copy to the BBC. It’s nice to know that even though we are a small business we can still make people sit up and take notice of us.

4) Where do you see yourself in the future?
In the future I think I’d like to run my own shop, but maybe make it more boutique style than ...give the dog a bone, maybe with clothes, and pretty shoes. Oh and with a chaise lounge in the changing room. Obviously!

5) What tips/advice would you give to someone who wants to go down the same career path as yourself?
If you’re wanting to go into working in the gift industry, I’d start out early on by getting work experience in either a small independent gift shop, or maybe somewhere bigger, like Paperchase. Experience on the shop floor is invaluable as you need to know not only how your customers think, but your staff too!

6) Which would you say is your favourite item off your website at the moment?
My favourite item HAS to be the new “Bohemia Satchel” by Disaster Designs. It is so beautiful and a really useful size too.

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Give the dog a bone not only have a store in York but you can also shop with them on-line  With gifts for everyone it is perfect to find a unique Christmas gift this year! 
They provide international delivery through their website, along with click and collect to their shop in York and free standard deliveries on purchases over £40 on their site too!

Check them out today you can also view their Facebook page for updates and new stock!


    

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Friday, 1 November 2013

*NEW* Feature Friday - Give The Dog A Bone 1st of November



New Feature Friday!
Featuring Give The Dog A Bone

Hello Lovelies! Hope you're having a grand Friday, and also enjoyed Halloween. It's the first of November and the first of this month's feature Fridays! Now this feature I've been so excited to show to my readers, mainly because this is a store I visit every time I go to York. 
Give the dog a bone is a shop which consists of everything that's unique, different, quirky and fun! For the whole family they provide gifts and cards, pop culture to favourite comic and cartoons such as Danger mouse to TinTin! 

My favourite brand which they sell there is Disaster designs/paper plane, with creative and unique purses and bags; it's always hard not to be tempted whenever I've been there of course! 

It's a pleasure to interview the Manager of York's Give the dog a bone to hear about her job and to get to know more about her and the shop!

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Interview with Cat l Manager of Give The Dog A Bone

1) What has been your key inspiration to your current career?
My key inspiration is actually very simple: it is my personal taste! I started out just working in the shop as a Saturday girl, and the longer I've been working at ...give the dog a bone, the more I've come to realise that if you have a passion for what you do, that passion is easy for your customers to see, and it makes them enthusiastic about what you do or sell. I can genuinely say I love what we sell, and although you can fake it, nothing is more obvious to a customer than half hearted sales talk.

2) What do you enjoy the most about your job?
The thing I love most about my job is probably tied between making the displays – and picking what we sell! I LOVE thinking of creative ways to display the items we have to sell in our shop, and especially love designing the window displays. Recently we had a Super Mario themed window display and we made the entire window look like a level from Super Mario Bros. That is great fun. But I have to admit that I adore choosing new stock to sell and visiting trade shows to see what new items our suppliers have in the pipeline. It is like the biggest shopping spree ever, but without any of the regret, because it is all stock for the shop!

3) To date, what has been your 'proudest' moment?
My proudest moment I think has to be when one of our suppliers was so impressed by one of the Doctor Who displays we made that they featured it in their newsletter, used it as an example for other stockists, and even sent a copy to the BBC. It’s nice to know that even though we are a small business we can still make people sit up and take notice of us.

4) Where do you see yourself in the future?
In the future I think I’d like to run my own shop, but maybe make it more boutique style than ...give the dog a bone, maybe with clothes, and pretty shoes. Oh and with a chaise lounge in the changing room. Obviously!

5) What tips/advice would you give to someone who wants to go down the same career path as yourself?
If you’re wanting to go into working in the gift industry, I’d start out early on by getting work experience in either a small independent gift shop, or maybe somewhere bigger, like Paperchase. Experience on the shop floor is invaluable as you need to know not only how your customers think, but your staff too!

6) Which would you say is your favourite item off your website at the moment?
My favourite item HAS to be the new “Bohemia Satchel” by Disaster Designs. It is so beautiful and a really useful size too.

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Give the dog a bone not only have a store in York but you can also shop with them on-line  With gifts for everyone it is perfect to find a unique Christmas gift this year! 
They provide international delivery through their website, along with click and collect to their shop in York and free standard deliveries on purchases over £40 on their site too!

Check them out today you can also view their Facebook page for updates and new stock!


    
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