It’s Time to Hire!

Hiring a Part-Time Sales Associate!IMG_0862

 

Are you that special someone we’re looking for?

Mature, friendly, reliable individual with retail experience and a flair for merchandising and display required for our Locke Street home décor and gift store.

The successful candidate will work 20-25 hours per week including weekdays and weekends.

Candidate must have:

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proven multi tasking and problem solving skills
  • Customer service experience preferably in a retail environment.
  • Comfortable using computerized POS system, making change, and processing payment cards.
  • Ability to lift 25-30 lbs and use a step ladder to retrieve product.
  • Familiarity with various social media platforms
  • A flexible schedule that includes regular weekend shifts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Delivering quality customer service
  • Interacting with customers and helping with gift ideas/suggestions and purchase
  • Daily sales and payment processing
  • Creative merchandising of new products as they arrive in store.
  • Receiving, unpacking, and inspecting product shipments
  • Entering inventory into computer system and pricing
  • Responding to customer queries on various social media platforms.
  • Store organization, restocking, and general cleaning
  • Opening and closing duties

Please deliver your cover letter and resume to our store at 228 Locke Street South during regular business hours by August 24th. The successful candidate will start immediately.

We look forward to meeting you!

 

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Our Dog Days of Summer Sale is On!

Our annual summer sale is on now until August 20th!  Come visit for some great summer decor deals!
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We’re Hiring!

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Please drop your resume and cover letter off at the shop by January 29/17.  We look forward to meeting you!

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Back To School Care Package

For some students this Fall “back to school” takes on a whole new meaning as they head off to college or university out of town. A tough transition for both students and parents!

Want to send them off with a useful, personal, and fun care package that could transition and last for many years to come?

Medicine box

This first aid box is made from enamel coated metal and has an inner removable tray with sections for keeping everything organized.

Medicine box birds eyeIt can be filled with all of the necessary stuff like bandaids, Tylenol, and cold tablets but you can also get creative and use it for things like: scissors and tape, a mini sewing kit, an extra toothbrush and tooth paste, personal care products, a favourite colour of nail polish and some polish remover, disposable razors, some of their favourite treats for late night studying (sour patch kids? M&M’s?) teabags, a loaded Tim’s card, a $20 bill, a small book of inspirational quotes, a couple of family photos (including one of a beloved pet who they will be missing too!).

The first aid box can be filled again and again in the years to come with similar things or totally differently themed items – when they get their first job,  get their own apartment,  get married, buy a house, have a baby….

Anything goes.  We’re sure you will think of many items that your student will find useful, comforting, or encouraging as they head out in the world.

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Dof Days of Summer Sale!

Our Annual Dog Days of Summer sale in on now!

Shop early for best selection of planter pots, garden accessories, cushions, bar stools, wall decor, fashion scarves and lots more.  A perfect time to pick up some great gifts!

Look for the red stickers!

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It’s A New Year and We’re Hiring!

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Part–time Sales Associate +

Are you that special someone we’re looking for?

Mature, friendly, reliable individual with a flair for merchandising/interior design and excellent social media skills required for Locke Street home décor and gift store.

The successful candidate will work 8 – 12 hours per week.    Hours are primarily weekends – with  more hours to cover vacations and the December holiday season.

Candidate must have:

  • Customer service experience in a retail environment.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Proven multi tasking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Comfortable using computerized POS system, making change, and processing payment cards.
  • Social media skills including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Ability to lift 25-30 lbs and use a step ladder to retrieve product.
  • A flexible schedule that includes weekday or weekend shifts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Interacting with customers and helping with gift ideas/suggestions and purchase.
  • Daily sales and payment processing.
  • Receiving, unpacking, and inspecting product shipments.
  • Assisting with the generation of a social media calendar and  content.  Posting approved messages on social media.
  • Entering inventory into computer system and pricing.
  • Store organization, creative merchandising, and general cleaning.
  • Opening and closing duties.

Please deliver your cover letter and resume to our store at 228 Locke Street South during regular business hours by January 29th.

 

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Stocking Stuffer Guide

Just when you think your holiday shopping is complete inevitably you discover that you have forgotten a few items.  Whether they are  stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, or the “just-in-case” gift for the extra person at your holiday gathering, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Here are some of our favourite items that make perfect stocking stuffers or small holidays gifts:
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Cat’s Eye glasses cases are great for reading glasses or sun glasses.

Colouring Books

We have 6 different styles of colouring books to help with destressing after the holiday rush.  Also available are sets of 30 coloured pencils.

Copper Lights

These mini copper string lights looks great woven through holiday greenery or twinkling in a hurricane all on their own.  They work on two AA batteries so you can have beautiful light without extension cords!
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From Gourmet du Village, these holiday treats with their tartan details are right on trend. Moose Droppings ( chocolate covered almonds), single serve hot chocolate packs, and lovely tartan moose mugs are a great gift for the sweet lover in your life.

glencairn NS  The Glencairn Glass is an award winning design perfect for the whisky or scotch aficionado!

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Despite it’s sassy name, this jar of hand cream is full of good-for-your-skin ingredients like Vitamin E, Aloe Vera extract and bees wax. ( A favourite product of a local contractor – it must be good stuff!)

Hedgehog balls

Hedgehog dryer balls are a fun and functional unscented alternative to dryer sheets. Simply put these in your dryer to help aerate your laundry to make it dry faster, soften the fabric naturally, and control dryer static.

Leather Flasks

We have two sizes of leather wrapped mini flasks.  A handy traveller with some retro Mad Men appeal.

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Lip Shit – also full of great ingredients with super cute graphics!

 

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The Little Black Book of Chicago, San Francisco or New York.  Complete with local attractions and maps for the travel bug.

Loqi Bags

Loqi Totes are convenient, foldable nylon totes with great images.  Each one will hold up to 40 pounds – perfect for groceries!

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This compact 7-in-1 multi-tool will transform into cute little helpers including a bottle opener, phillips head screwdriver, file, or knife.

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Ring holders in several incarnations – put one in the kitchen window sill for safe ring storage while on dish duty!

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Blue Q Sassy socks- most are funny, some are super sassy, and all are amazingly popular!  Available in men’s and women’s styles.

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Sets of 3 mini journals for all kinds of note taking.

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Brightly coloured pencil tins with fun graphics.

Popcorn ball kit

A fun treat and holiday project for the recipient – a popcorn ball making kit! This kit has all you need to make 12 large or 20 small delicious chocolate caramel popcorn balls.

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All the tools necessary to do a quick repair are included in this compact sewing kit.

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For the crafty person on your list, this bird stamp comes in a little drawstring bag with a silver ink pad.

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Advice from Cats – a fun look and the cat/cat owner relationship!

 

Candy Strip Bunny new sizeThis cute plush bunny with holiday striped ears is perfect for that little person who drops by!

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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A Holiday Pop Up Shop Here on Saturday!

Please join us this Saturday December 5th as we kick off Christmas on Locke Street with a Pop Up Shop right here at LuLu & Lavigne Home Studio!  Local business Il Convento will be here from 1-5pm with artisan made cookies ready for sampling and gift giving!

There will also be events happening on the street – free horse and wagon rides from 12- 3pm and the lighting of a big outdoor Christmas Tree at 5:00pm!

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Our December Food4Kids Feature Product!

sassy socks restock cropWe are pleased to feature Blue Q Sassy Socks as our December Feature Product for Food4Kids.ca.  They were such a hit as one of our feature products in the Spring that we decided to bring them back for the holiday season!  Sassy socks make an amazing stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift and we now have them in both men’s and women’s styles!

Adorn your friend’s and family’s feet with sassy sayings and cheeky thoughts while contributing to an amazing local cause – a percentage of the purchase price for each pair of sock sold this month in our shop will go to Food4Kids!

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Feature Food4Kids Product – October

Get that warm feeling both inside and out!

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Our feature product for October for Food4Kids Hamilton is our beautiful Scottish Tartan Wool throw.  All wool and generously sized, these throws are available in 10 classic tartans. They make a great gift for yourself or a loved one to enjoy on these chilly fall evenings.  And, each time one is purchased in October we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Food4Kids Hamilton.  Learn more about this amazing volunteer organization that is feeding hungry school aged kids right here in Hamilton at http://www.food4kids.ca

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