I wanted to pop-in and give you all an update on the Eli & Barry shop plans for December. We have room for just a few more made-to-order garments this month and then the made-to-order shop is going to go on a brief hiatus. We’re doing that now so that Emily (who packages your orders and cuts your fabric), Anna (seamstress), Amanda (seamstress), Amber (seamstress) and I can truly take a couple of weeks off at the end of the year. I can’t tell you much I’m looking forward to a bit of a break. It’s always something I have a hard time allowing myself to do, but as soon as I do it I come back to work totally refreshed and excited to get back into the swing of things. The girls have rolled with our growth this year so beautifully and so deserve some time off! So what does this mean for ordering this month? Well, let me tell you…
Like I said, we have space for a couple of more made-to-order orders that are scheduled to ship out on 12/21. Once we reach that limit (which could be any day now), I will be updating the website with the inventory that we have in stock. In-stock garments will also ship out by December 21st. And, of course, gift cards will stay put so you still have a gifting opportunity there. We will then be officially out of the office from December 22nd and we will be returning on January 7th, 2019. I expect to be able to re-open the shop to all orders on December 26th and orders will then be shipping in our typical four week lead time.
The last bit of news that I’ll share with you all is that I’m planning a larger clothing launch in mid-January. I’ll be publishing a whole blog post before the end of the year about what’s launching and which garments are going into retirement.
Thank you for such a fantastic year!