Spring is here, woop! It may be time to start thinking about freshening up your wardrobe and adding a bit of colour. If the thought of clothes shopping in actual shops with little ones in tow fills you with dread, and you can’t manage a solo trip, then I may have a solution for you. How about hosting a clothes party?
You choose a convenient date and time, invite your friends, and a consultant will arrive with a load of lovely clothes for you to peruse in the comfort of your own home. You can even enjoy trying on the clothes, away from the unforgiving glare of the changing room lights. There is no pressure to buy on the day, and you can always place an order through your party host at a later date.
I recently attended a me&i clothes party at a friend’s house. The party was hosted by the fab Becky Christensen (pictured above with her family), a me&i consultant covering Hitchin and surrounding areas.
me&i is a Swedish fashion brand that makes bright, comfortable clothes for children and women. New styles and prints are brought out each season. The brand prides itself on using high quality materials, and the clothes are manufactured in a responsible manner in Portugal and Turkey.
At the party, Becky set up a whole rail of me&i’s new season outfits for us to look at. The clothes are super soft and the colours and prints are gorgeous. The kids entertained themselves (sort of!) while we ate cake and tried on clothes. Becky gave great advice on sizing, and pairing items together.
I spoke to Becky about me&i and how to go about hosting a party.
What attracted you to work for me&i?
I had been buying me&i for four years for my two kids and myself. I love that they are an ethical brand who pride themselves on looking after their workers, and making sure that fashion is responsible. The quality was another thing that drew me to the brand. It just lasts!
After hosting my own parties for a couple of years, I realised this was something I really loved being a part of. I attended a “kick-off” session at the beginning of a me&i season, where I got to meet the team and all the other consultants. I had so much fun and the rest is history!
What are the benefits of hosting a party?
The hostess gets to view the collection, with friends, in the comfort of her own home, and can enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine while shopping. We also give the hostess a gift. These change each season but can be chosen from a selection from the women’s and children’s ranges. The hostess also receives 20% off her most expensive item.
Is there a minimum number of people that need to attend a party? Is there a minimum order?
There is no minimum number of people, or minimum order, which is why it’s so fab. All me&i want is a chance for people to see their wonderful collection!
What age ranges do the clothes cater for?
The children’s range is from newborn right up to age 14.
The women’s range starts at XS right up to XL, which works out as sizes 6-20.
When are you available to host parties?
You can find your nearest me&i consultant here.
I can host parties most of the time. I find evening and coffee mornings are the most popular.
For more information and to book a party…
We have a wonderful Facebook page where I share all my offers, and you can get in touch with me to book your party.
You can also browse the full collection at www.meandi.com.