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Hi Everyone!

Please read before bidding on any Facebook sales.

By bidding, you are agreeing to the terms mentioned below.

 

By being a preferred Connie’s Kids customer,

you can shop ahead & SAVE, before the sale goes public! 

Just click HERE to start saving! 

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Enjoy our first “FOR GIRLS ONLY” sale,

and I hope you have your trigger-fingers ready!

I truly appreciate your continued support!

Connie


Just for my Facebook  fans ONLY, here is a sneak peek at what will be offered tomorrow night at 7pm on our next “Close-Out” sale!  Sizes & prices will be posted at sale time! These are NOT offered on our web site…this is a FACEBOOK sale only! Get your trigger fingers ready for some fun!


Welcome to the

“Connie’s Kids Close-Outs”

instructions page.

Before starting,  please click the “Get Notifications” tab to make sure you don’t miss out

on the Close-Outs time announcements!

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Please read & the instructions below before bidding on any of the Close-Outs!

I want this to be FUN for all, so here are just a few rules to keep some tiny bit of sanity here. :-)

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Make sure you actually come to our page, not just watch for the posts on your news feed,
or you may miss out! 

Also, please post (PU) for local pickup at The Diaper Bag on Battlefield Blvd, or My Chic’s on Shore Dr.
Or, post (SH) if you need your entire order shipped, for a flat $6 fee.

Please let me know if you have any questions, & I will be happy to help you.

Thanks & I hope you enjoy Connie’s Close-Outs!

I Need Your Help!


ImageIt’s been about a month now, since I decided to stop trying to find something ELSE to do with my life, and realized that my dream of dressing your kids in beautiful clothing is not over.

It is taking a while to get the word out to my customers that we are now selling primarily online, so I am asking for your help. We now have over 6000 Facebook fans, but for each post I make, only about 100 of you are seeing it.  It costs a fortune to advertise on Facebook, Google, etc, so I would like to know what would make it worthwhile for you to help me spread the word? All I am asking is for you to share my Connie’s Kids Facebook posts on your own news feeds.

You are my “Core” customers & friends, and I am willing to compensate you for your assistance, but I need to know HOW you would like to be compensated.

ImageSo please, let me know what you want in return. I will take all suggestions into consideration. You can post your response here, on facebook, or shoot me an email at connie@connieskids.com.

With new lower prices, and the new shopping method of letting YOU look through & shop in the vendors actual catalogs, like Lito & Royal Child, & Footmates Shoes, our selection is even GREATER than before! I will be adding new vendors, but have no storage, so need to sell my current inventory before ordering more.
I will do my best to keep my prices LOW, but in all fairness to brick & mortar stores, and our vendors, some items cannot be discounted. But, I WILL purchase over-runs, close-outs, etc, & discount where I can, to save you LOTS on your purchases!
For locals, you will be able to shop many of our items at My Chic’s on Shore Drive. To save you shipping, we are using The Diaper Bag on Battlefield Blvd for pick-up, and that is working out nicely.

Thank you for your support. I am counting on that to continue, so together, we can keep Connie’s Kids around for many more years to come!

*Side note* I joked with many of you about “Working in my pajamas, and it has now become a reality!” :-)  I miss seeing all of you though, and hope you will continue to stay in contact with me. I love seeing your posts of your kids & grand kids wearing their outfits, and keeping up with your lives. Please keep my number handy, (757) 333-6056, & call me whenever you are searching for that special “something”! You can also post your questions directly on our Facebook page, and that will help to see if others are interested in the same thing you are!  Quantity ordering translates into greater savings for all. I promise I will always do my best to find what you are looking for!
Thank you….& I can’t wait to hear from YOU!
Cheers! Connie

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   Image  The past few months have been extremely stressful and trying, and I want you all to know how very much I appreciate all the support you have shown me, and for the store itself. It made closing just that much more difficult though……but in a good way……does that make sense?

     Our “Toast to You” party made me realize just how much a part of my life you have become, and I am just not sure how to move forward without being able to communicate with you, hear about your kids, grand kids, and see pictures of them in all their
Connie’s Kids glory!

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……friends like this are hard to find……and worth keeping!

Sooooo, I have decided to keep the store online, and will be adding new styles for spring soon. BUT, it WILL be different. Many of the items I am going to list on the web site or post on the facebook page, will be “Pre-Orders”. That means I will only place the order AFTER you have actually ordered the item. This will avoid the dilemna I was facing on where to keep the inventory once the store was gone. That means it may take a few weeks for you to receive your items. That is the drawback, BUT the advantage is by reducing my overhead expenses, I will be able to sell the items at a lower price than they were in the store & online previously! (that makes it worth the wait, doesn’t it?)  I may also try to buy some “Overstocks” from your favorite lines, selling them at below retail prices. I am also considering doing “trunk shows” at various locations.  Our inventory WILL be more selective, and we won’t have the vast array of styles we had before, but I believe that I will choose the styles you will love, and want to purchase. (Plus, I want you all to give me plenty of feedback as we go along, so I can keep improving the system!) I will need to know what you are looking for, and I will do my best to find it for you.

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Supportive customers quickly became precious friends!

     It’s going to take some time to get this all organized, and up and functioning, so I ask that you be patient with the process. I hope it will be worth your wait! I am eager to hear your thoughts on this decision, AND I am ready to hear what you want me to start hunting for! You can comment here on the blog, on our facebook page, or email me at connie@connieskids.com.

     I am so happy with my decision, and I have YOU all to thank for helping me make it! I am honored that so many of you took the time to write, call, or stop by to show your support….if it wasn’t for that I would have closed the doors forever.

For that, I will be forever grateful.

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Please spread the word that Connie’s Kids will be back, and better than ever!

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….AND COUNTING!

It’s Time.


This is the blog post I have been dreading writing for months.

I have been “on the fence” about how to move forward, and I kept waiting for a clear answer, but unfortunately, the clarity I was hoping for has not come.

I HAD to make the decision of when to close the store though, and I have finally decided that Sat, Jan. 4, 2014 will be our last day of operation.

Many of you are eager to see if you won one of our awesome prizes, and we will be announcing the winners on that day as well. iwonWe want to go out with a “Bang”, not a “Whimper”, so I would like to invite all of you; my friends, family, and customers to join us between 3-5pm on Jan. 4th, for a toast to the old, the new, and all the memories you have helped us make over the last 27 years.

ImageYou have made us feel like a part of your families, and we have enjoyed watching your children grow, sharing your joyful occasions, and getting to know so many of you on a “more than a customer” basis. I consider so many of you “friends” now, and I will miss seeing you all regularly. I hope to be able to keep up with you on Facebook, and I will still enjoy following your families adventures, and seeing pictures of your children as they grow.

As far as the web site goes, I think we will continue to sell our remaining inventory there, until it is gone. Everything is at LEAST 65% off now, so grab the deals while you can! I still can’t figure out how to keep it going, since I have no place to store inventory. In this day of “Instant everything”, I am not sure I could have a web site where I would have to tell people it may take a week or two to receive their items. I would love to hear your thoughts on this. I have some consignment stores that may want to take everything we have left at the end, so maybe I will shut the web site down completely at that point. I am still trying to figure out a way to keep at least a basic inventory on there. Maybe I am just trying to hold on to something that I just need to let go of. Still waiting for the answer to come.

ImageI will keep posting on our Facebook page, as well as send out emails as these decisions are made.

I truly appreciate the support you have all shown, whether it was by coming by, or sending a thoughtful note. I have read every one & and I cannot tell you how much your words, hugs, and kind gestures mean to me, and they have gotten me through some very trying days.

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 Your absence in my daily life will be deeply felt.

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You have all been so helpful to me int he past, and I am asking for your help one more time. I am working part-time already in the Social Media field, but am looking for more clients to build that business. (I would love for you to “Like” my new page at Face It Social Media!) I am also interested in any careers involving photography, photoshop, graphic design, web management, or similar. I have always been very successful with  networking, whether it’s to find an employee, or a boyfriend :-), so hoping it will work for me again!


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Once again, THANK YOU all for 27 wonderful years!

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 Cheers!
Hoping to see you ALL at our store on the 4th of January!
With lots of love and gratitude, Connie

Just couldn’t resist posting this one! :-) lemonade


breathDear Local Customer and Friend,

A Special Invitation

A Wall to Wall Store Closing Sale will begin immediately to liquidate every single item
of merchandise in our store to include Infant Wear, Christening Gowns, Shoes, Bows, Girl’s
Clothes, Boy’s Clothes, Outerwear, Pajamas, Coats, Gifts, Accessories and much, much more.
We are closing our doors forever. All of our merchandise, store fixtures, furniture and
equipment must be sold.
You are the first to know. We are extending a special invitation to our local customers
and wonderful friends like you to come to our store on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 14th through November 20th, one week before we
publicly announce this sale in the newspaper.
Only those who receive an invitation are invited. However, feel free to bring a friend or
relative who did not receive an invitation as your guest. You will have the First Opportunity to
shop and save on our entire inventory before many items are sold out.
Arrive early for the best selection. Our opening is on Thursday, November 14th at
10:00 AM SHARP! We may not have finished placing sale tags on all merchandise. But, if you
have your invitation we will extend a Special Discount to you and your guests on any items in the
store that have not already been marked down.
Fantastic prizes will be awarded! To get you started toward winning — simply return
this invitation to the store on Thursday, November 14th, and you’ll receive 1,000 Bonus Prize
Dollars just for stopping by! Be sure to visit our contest desk for details and see all the prizes on
display.
This store closing sale is initiated only after careful consideration. It is my way of thanking
you for 26 wonderful years of business and friendship. I look forward to seeing you take advantage
of these huge savings, while at the same time accomplishing my goals.
Sincerely,
Connie Todd

P.S. Many items are still available on our web site, but we may shut it down soon…..have not made the final decision on that yet. Stay tuned.

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