Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas from Kennedi's Closet!

It's that time of year again! Our store has been so incredibly busy with both in-store and online orders! Thank you for that!! Since we've opened our doors in mid-September our customers and orders have multiplied by the dozens! When I started my online store back in May of 2009 I never thought that I would be able to create a full time job out of it!

Since then, I have resigned from my 3rd grade teaching position and opened our first retail location. We've also created our first exclusive Clothing Line that will be launching in Spring 2011. Our clothing line can be found in children's boutiques throughout the U.S. along with a team of Clothing Reps that will be showcasing our Spring line in trunk shows throughout many Southern States!

Again, I just wanted to THANK YOU for your continued support of Kennedi's Closet! Below I've added a few pictures of Kennedi from Christmas! Unfortunately Joey had to work but she had a blast playing at the fire station!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!!

Much Love,
Renee
Kennedi LOVES her pink kitchen from Santa!
Driving the Fire Truck!
Posing on the Truck!





Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Store Hours!

We have new store hours! We're now open Tuesday- Friday 10-7 and Saturdays 9-4. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

You can contact us at 904-551-0214.
Our location is: 11043 Crystal Springs Road, Suite 36
Jacksonville, FL 32221


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Finally Open!





WOW!
We opened last Saturday and it was fantastic! Thank you for all your support, ideas and purchases! We are so excited and blessed by this opportunity. Check out some of our photos from the big day! Hope you can by soon to see us!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Only one week left!

We will be opening our doors one week from yesterday, Saturday September 11th! We will celebrate our grand opening from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with lots of fun things!
We are super excited about all of the new products we will be carrying in the store, and we know you will be too! Stop by soon and check out things like Ruffle Butts, the new Mudpie line, nursery and room decor, tutus, Rosalina dresses, diaper bags, Baby Bling, Mixed Bag designs and more!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Signs of Progress!


Check out this preview inside our new store! We are opening Saturday, September 4th at 10:00am at11043 Crystal Springs Road, Suite 36, Jacksonville, FL 32221. You can also contact us at www.kennediscloset.com, kennediscloset@yahoo.com and 904-551-0214.

It been a fantastic, long, productive, tiring and fabulous couple of weeks! We completed the painting today and started moving in some store fixtures. We also are right in the middle of completing our fall and winter designs and are really excited about the new clothes we will have in the shop! We've meet with a number of designers as well and are certain you're going to love their stuff as much as we do!

With so much going on we have had to add some people to the Kenendi's Closet team! Renee is still steering the ship and is running the website, getting the store ready, being mommy to Kennedi, wife to Joey and getting ready to go back to school part time-wow! Rachel Runnels has also joined the team and is helping out with everything from painting to insurance papers. We will be interviewing for store employees this next week. Look for more info and bios on the fabulous staff of Kennedi's closet!

One more exciting event we need to let you know about. Kennedi's Closet has teamed up with Princess Lisbeth www.princesslisbeth.com to offer you great products and princess parties. They are hosting a model search for their Tea Party at the Kennedi's Closet grand opening event on September 4th. Check back on this blog and check out their website for more details!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Wow! It is amazing how much you can get done in a week! We have finished construction.... We had to take down a wall and put up another one before moving ahead. We are about halfway through our painting and can't wait to start setting up the store!

I know many of you are almost as excited as we are about the store opening. Our grand opening is currently scheduled for Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 4th! Until then we are keeping the store covered up to keep the final product a surprise!

Thanks as always for all your support! We are excited about this next step and couldn't have done it without you! More updates to come soon!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Moving Update!

We are so excited to get the keys to the store tomorrow afternoon and will begin construction this week! We are planning to open the beginning of September and have finished planning a fantastic collection for fall. Make sure to check facebook as we clear out the summer collection. Will post photos of the new store ASAP. We are looking forward to getting to meet and talk with all of our fabulous customers!
We are still looking for a few more vendors to rent space and sell their items in our store. Please email us at kennediscloset@yahoo.com if you are interested.
Thanks as always for your support!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Big News!

In case you haven't heard the exciting news, we have recently signed a lease to open a storefront in Jacksonville, Florida. This is truly a dream in the making, and we are ecstatic! For you local shoppers, the store will be located on Chaffee Road near I-10. Before opening we need to do some minor upgrades to the space. It used to be a laundry mat, so we need to spruce up the floors and definitely put some pretty colors on the wall! We will use this blog to keep all of you updated through the process so you can see the beautiful and exciting transformation. We are shooting for an opening date in August so get excited!

We are also in the process of looking for local vendors who would like to rent space to sell items in our store. Please contact us through our website if you or anyone you know would be interested. Requests and suggestions for new designs and products are also always welcome!

Thank you for being so loyal to us! We are so happy to have such wonderful support as we make this transition!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Big things coming!

Today we went and looked at a potential space to open our STORE in Jacksonville, Florida! It was very exciting. The space we looked at was absolutely perfect for Kennedi's Closet! There is a little work to be done. We will definitely need to clean the tile floor and paint the walls a much cuter color.

We are so excited and anxious about the opportunity to expand to a physical location. Things are going to get a little crazy around here in the coming months, so bear with us! Right now we have a goal date of when we would like the store to open, but we will keep you in suspense for a few more weeks!

With the expansion, we will also be adding a few more product lines, possibly including Vera Bradley. We would love feedback from all our current online customers on what you would like to see in the store! Our goal is to appeal to all age groups but still cater to babies and toddlers.

Keep checking back for more updates on our expansion! Thank you for sharing this experience with us and for being such loyal Kennedi's Closet fans and friends!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Presenting Invitations and Stationary!

Kennedi's Closet is very proud to announce and present to you our new line of stationary by Miss Priss. The line is brand new and exclusively carried at Kennedi's Closet! It is constantly being updated and new designs are added to the collection almost daily.

This stationary is very unique! When you purchase an item from the collection, the card will be personalized to your needs and a JPEG image will be e-mailed to you. This image can then be sent to a photo finisher such as Walgreens or CVS to be printed. It is a very personal and inexpensive option to invitations and announcements.

The stationary can be personalized for: baby showers, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, birthday parties, baby announcements, save-the-dates, or any other type of occasion you can dream up!

Take sneak peek at some of the designs below and keep your eyes open for them to be listed on our website!

Monday, April 5, 2010

First Friday Freebie!

This has been a very busy and exciting weekend for Kennedi's Closet! We kicked off the Easter weekend with the first "Friday Freebie," given to a lucky Facebook fan who commented on the freebie post first! We awarded a prize to the first, second, and third comment on the status.

We would like to congratulate Lauren Sorrells for winning a free tutu by commenting first! Our other winners were Abdi Ramirez and Angie Traxler. They each won a flower clip and coordinating headband.

To celebrate Spring, "Friday Freebies" are going to continue every Friday for the entire month of April. So keep your eyes glued on our fan page and keep hitting that refresh button, because it could happen anytime throughout the day!

***A little birdie told me this Friday's grand prize winner might get a free monogrammed snack bowl, one of our brand new items! Get excited, and plan your strategy!


Other BIG news!
Keep checking back for updates regarding an expansion of Kennedi's Closet! We are working out the details, but it will more than likely include a revamped website and maybe even a physical store in the Jacksonville area. Check our Facebook for polls asking for your feedback, especially from our local customers!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Exciting Saturday at A Posh Party!


This was a very exciting weekend for Kennedi’s Closet! We participated in our very first trade show, and it was a huge success! The show was called “A Posh Party” and was held at Friday Musicale in Jacksonville, Florida.

We arrived for set-up at 8 a.m. with the show set to start at 10. It was nerve racking to set up the booth for the very first time, but once we figured it all out, the tables looked great! It was a sea of color from the hair bows and flowers to the pink table skirt to our beautiful photographs by Lisbeth Photography.



There was a steady stream of customers throughout the day, and we loved the face-to-face interaction with everyone! This was very exciting since normally most of our interaction with customers is through e-mails. It was so cool to see some of our previous customers come by our booth with their little princess dressed in a Kennedi’s Closet monogrammed outfit. We also met lots of moms and many beautiful princesses of all ages.


We also had a very special guest stop by our booth: Kennedi herself! She was looked fabulous in her lime green and pink smocked outfit!


Our best selling product of the day was the large and small flower hair clips. Girls from adult to teen to baby were trying to get in on the fashion statement! We even had a customer buy several to coat on her jacket lapel! Flowers are in for Spring 2010!

Kennedi’s Closet also had several models wear our products in the Posh Party fashion show. They showed the tutus off with style and a little unpredictable comedy as well, as you can imagine.



The preparation was full of long hours and late nights, but it was well worth it for a great day and a wonderful experience. These types of shows are definitely something we would like to do more of in the future so keep your eyes open for more dates and locations!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Busy Busy Busy!






We have so many new and exciting things coming up! First this Saturday come visit us at A Posh Party! It's located at The Friday Musicale from 10 to 7.
We'll be featured on several blogs and Gift Giveaways these next few weeks also! More Information to come!
Our new Clothing Line arrived today! Items will be uploaded online very soon! You can also follow us on Twitter to receive coupon discount codes! Here's a few pics of some new items!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Designers! Alisa's ABC Design



I'm so excited to introduce one of our new designers! Alisa's ABC Design has the cutest nursery decor for your little prince or princess! Alisa started her boutique a few years ago when her son Gabriel was born! What started as a hobby has bloomed into a large online business!

ABC Design offers wall and nursery decor letters, coat racks, growth charts, door signs, switch covers, and chests perfect for storing all of those fun toys! All of her items come already designed with a theme, however for a slight increase you can customize to your designs! Perfect if you'd like to match your child's bedding and room decor! Ship time is between 2 and 3 weeks. However, if you need it in a rush you may request for a slight increase!



I'm going to try really hard to Feature one of our designers every two weeks/month on here! Also- Join our facebook fan page and follow us on twitter to receive coupon codes and discounts! Have a great rest of the week!