{BAGS BAZAAR} Gallop Lifestyle

Today we have Annie guest posting on the blog from Gallop Lifestyle, I first discovered Gallop Lifestyle in Real Living magazine when they were featured in an editorial with their gorgeous crochet rug, so was beyond thrilled when Annie agreed to post on my blog. I hope you enjoy this sneak peek into the bag behind this woman and this brand! Be sure to pop over to the Gallop blog. ENJOY xo

I have a brown Longchamp, which gets an absolute work out. I own about 10 - 15 bags, most of them are casual and many are big. I tend to use the same bag all season, more out of laziness than anything else. I will pull out a clutch if I am going anywhere nice, but my day to day bag needs to be big to fit everything it. I normally keep a bag for a few years, depending on the quality.

I just went through the bag, and I am quite embarrassed to say it is mainly filled with kids' junk... (I have a 4 year old and an 11 month old);
2 nappies
A small packet of tissues
Baby wipes
My 4 year old's ballet shoes
A bib
My Channel sunglasses
My daughter's hot pink sunglasses
My wallet
My iPhone
Lancome lip gloss
Crab Tree & Evelyn hand cream
Annie & Janet  
Gallop Lifestyle
In terms of the business, I run an online homewares store (Gallop Lifestyle) with my sister in law, Janet Addess. Our aim is to offer great value, stylish homewares that can be ordered online and delivered without fuss. We search for good quality items that offer great design combined with an affordable price tag. Hence our tag line, 'Great value design, online'.

Our objective for the rest of the year is to further establish our brand, and grow the range of product we stock. We work with boutique designers, and some really exciting new ones are on their way.

We also hope to engage with our customer more using our facebook page, with special offers & discounts via this channel.

In terms of inspiration, we draw a lot from design blogs, both here in Australia and over seas. There is some really great content coming out of Scandinavia at the moment. And of course our endless reading of design magazines keeps us on top of the latest trends. We also love markets, and keeping in touch with some of our creative suppliers.

Our biggest challenge would be finding good quality and ethically produced product that is also affordable. We do our best to keep the prices below the $100 mark, but it is not always easy.

The saying I refer to a lot would be that things have a way of working out for the best.

Thank you so much Annie for popping by the blog, and I look forward to seeing more of your items in upcoming issues of my favourite magazines! xHazel

1 comment:

faith | free brochure templates said...

Wow! Another online store to check out. Do you have a twitter account I could follow as well? I'm more into twitter than Facebook actually. :)