Randoms of the day , consist of:
3 polish guys 1 of whom was wearing a pair of sandals, commonly referred to as “Jesus creepers”, bearing in mind it is just above freezing in Bolton. Two ladies who said the “shop smelt nice” and then walked out.
Hopefully we will be kitting out local band a foreign town on Saturday, hope to see them at the shop.
Here is the latest of my ongoing movie projects:
Whilst trying to only update the blog daily I feel the need to highlight a new aspect to our randoms collection THE INTERNET RANDOM, please see the link to youtube for an explanation..
Well as per my last post we’ll start with the randoms, today was a relatively light day of them. Although we did have a genuine gypsy in trying to sell four of us keyrings !!!!! She came in and accosted me first as I was closest to the door then after the hard sell failed on me she moved onto everybody else, she was also waving a blue piece of paper at me that looked like some kind warrant confirming her pikey status. At least we got away without being cursed.
We have now landed the Barbour / Boxfresh collab jackets and they are awesome below are some sneak pics of them before the site goes live.
Finally it was good to see The Mighty make an appearance and he seemed over the moon regarding the new Nike shoe project on the horizon.
Having had a mess with various photo / display options for the site I am now in the process of uploading videos to youtube. Hopefully the extra media content will have googlebot scanning for England and help with our search performances. Oh yes the slowest turntable speed is still to quick so you have edit each video to slow them them down, great fun. I am also thinking about having a count of all the randoms that come into the shop each day and start the post with their little quirks that give them away…….
Well the first two weeks have been tough going in these current trading conditions, luckily the drug addicts trying to rob us keep me and Elliot busy most of the day and now that my knee injury seems to have gone, I should be able to keep up with them ( fat and over 30 ones anyway ). For those that do not know what SOLEFOOD is, here goes:
Me and my brother Danny wanted to start a clothing and footwear shop in Bolton ( NW England ) as there did not seem to be any shop here offering clothes that did not have rhinestones stuck to them. Through my previous job I had managed to build up quite a good contacts list of suppliers, so in June 2008 we started to plan Solefood. After six months we were ready to open and opened our doors just over a week ago, the response has been slow…… Now with our flyering campaign underway the footfall is increasing daily so hopefully all is not lost, we just need to tough out the first few months. Here are some of the brands we are stocking:
Solefood summer brand list 2009