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Quiet Shopping Hours

A Private Shopping Experience for kids with Special-Needs at The Elly Store

Together with The Elly Store re-branding and launch of our new website, we have decided to offer “Quiet Hour Shopping” to our little community of shoppers. “Quiet Hour Shopping” means we will open the store for an extra hour and a half on two days of each month to privately serve our little customers with special needs; special hours where the store is open only to disabled/autistic/special needs children.

All kids have their own quirks. Especially so for a special-needs child. Some ordinary shopping experiences such as heavy crowd, loud music, overly bright lights and too much choice, might be really distracting or annoying for both parent and child.

And that’s not including things like other people staring and being nosy, or staff not having the time to serve you whilst you’re trying to shop for your child.

In order for you to have a positive shopping experience, Quiet Hour Shopping would mean your child would have:

  • Privacy
  • Individual, undistracted service
  • Ambience-creation

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Welcome to The Elly Store

What we can do during your shopping experience is give you one-on-one service and our general advice on what we know works for certain foot shapes or functions. As for clothes shopping, take the time to compare sizing whilst we amuse or watch over your child. We’ll be like your extra hands and eyes.

Our store does not carry specialized products for disabilities. The shoe brands we carry include:

  • Pediped
  • Livie and Luca
  • Bobux
  • Old Soles
  • Duvic
  • Converse

The variety we have in store is curated carefully for a range of function, design and most importantly comfort. We always strive to choose shoes that are quality-centric and sensitive to little feet.

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A wide range of shoes

We’d like to stress that we are no medical experts – just patient, cheery people who would like to offer you our undivided time and attention during that period, which is why we are going to have special private opening hours by appointment only on:

  • Tuesday, 16th May 2017 (7:00pm – 8:30pm)
  • Saturday, 20th May 2017 (8:30am – 10:00am)

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Creating a calm environment

Please send us an email to book your slot so we can ensure we have sufficient team members working that day. We will try to tailor your experience if you’d share with us your concerns (e.g. if you only want your child to get a blue sandal, we’ll pull out all the styles in his size).

Slots are on a first-come-first-serve basis for now, as we try to see how we can accommodate everyone’s requests in the future.

Every child is special, and we can’t wait to meet yours!

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x, The Elly Team

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Our 5th Birthday Shoe Sale!

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We turn 5 on March 4, 2017. Just like that.

I was just reading through one of my old blog posts (“A lookback on our first year“) and feeling nostalgic. Since our move to the bigger store in November 2015, we’ve been indulgent in celebrating two birthdays a year – in March when we first moved into #02-29 and in November when we shifted to our current double unit!

In the second quarter of this year, we will be unveiling a new website, new packaging and style – a fresh new look for this 5th birthday! We’re really excited about that!  But just as we’re trying to work on these behind the scenes, we’re keeping up with activities going on in-store as well.  We have to make space in our store and warehouse for new Spring/Summer ’17 arrivals, particularly for the many shoe brands we carry!

So, for our 5th birthday, we’ll be having a shoe sale at our Cluny Court store for six of the brands we carry.  Enjoy 30% off past collections from sizes EU 19 to Eu 36 (yes, even your tweens will be able to find shoes to take on their March school holidays)!

1. Old Soles

Time to stock up on your favourite styles such as Sienna sandals (in white, silver, navy, blossom)!

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Other sandal styles such as Nevanas, Fiestas, Capreses will also be on sale!

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If you’re a fan of the Cruise and Brule ballet flats, you’ll be pleased to know the classic colours such as silver, gold and pearl will be on sale! We think these flats make great dress-up shoes!

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2. Saltwater Sandals

Selected Saltwater Sandals will be on sale including  and especially classic styles such as sweetheart sandals and surfer sandals! If you’re a fan of Saltwaters, this is the perfect time to pick up a pair or two!

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3. Converse

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A wide range of Converses will be on sale! You can find high tops for your tweens (largest size US3) or sneakers for the little ones to run around in!

4. Natives

Limited last pieces of Native shoes will be going on sale!

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5. Livie and Luca

Lil E wore her Livie & Luca Pio Pio shoes in Japan and they were such sturdy, reliable shoes throughout her trip!

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6. Pom d’api

It’s the first time Pom d’apis will be on sale in our store! Enjoy 30% off the full collection!

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Meduse

As a bonus, grab a pair of Meduse sandals for $15 to wear to the beach, for skate scootering or just hanging out on weekends!

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As these brands’ past collections are at the end of their season, not all sizes will be available so we do advise you to come early to grab the sizes you’re looking for. Our full range will be launched on Friday and we will not be topping up any styles during the weekend.

Birthday Shoe Sale (3 – 6 March 2017)

Store opening hours:

Friday 3 March 2017: 10 am to 7 pm

Saturday 4 March 2017: 10 am to 7 pm

Sunday 5 March 2017: 10 am to 6 pm

Monday 6 March 2017: 10 am to 7 pm

Location:

The Elly Store is at #02-31 Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259760.

Do note that on Thurs 2 March, our shoe section will be closed to set up for the sale!

See you there!

x, Audrey

 

Celebrating Another Year and an Anniversary Online Sale

We missed our one year anniversary of “New + Double Sized Elly” at #02-31 last Monday on the 14th of November 2016.  Yes, I feel like I’m starting to sound like a broken record whenever I say it was a busy week!  We were chugging along dealing with new stock, our holiday shoot and a host of other things on our “To Do” list. For a fleeting moment I remembered I wanted to do an anniversary post on instagram and the next thing I knew, it was 5 days later. I guess most people say that’s the fun of running your own business!  You get a constant stream of different things to immerse yourself in so every work day is different.

New + Double Sized Elly has brought a different set of challenges this past year!

We now have 11 shoe brands to manage, which means a lot more suppliers, sales reports and tighter inventory management.  In the first few months, we sold out our clothing at a much faster rate than we anticipated so we had to scale up our manufacturing.  It’s also been more difficult to play around with a larger space in terms of constantly trying to refresh our store design and put in seasonal decoration!

But the good that has come from expanding is that our team has gotten bigger and we’re having a lot of fun doing what we do each day.  For the first time, we’ve launched a holiday collection from ages 3 months up to 12 years!  This collection is filled with pastels and blues quite deliberately to give everyone a break from the red hues that will fill our store during CNY. We also wanted to present a collection that’s just as gorgeous for girls as traditional pinks and show that blue can be beautiful for girls too!  This collection will launch online next week so look out for it!  In the meantime, if you can’t wait, you can pop by the store and start shopping immediately!

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But let’s reserve the new holiday collection for a different post!

 This post is about New + Double Sized Elly turning one and celebrating it with an online sale!

Yes you heard right! It’s Black Friday this week and we thought it would be the perfect time to celebrate just about everything!  We want to empty out our warehouse shelves to make space for CNY 2017 so here’s what you can expect!

Meduse Sun Sandals $28 now $15

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Lacey Shoes $119 now $68

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Maxomorra Pyjamas (Short-sleeved $50 now $30 ) / (Long-sleeved $62 now $35)

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Expect prices of $5 / $10 / $15 / $20 etc for our *FINAL CLEARANCE* items!  

We’ve also put last pieces of shoes and clothing on Final Clearance under the Sale section so you’ll have lots of products to comb through!

BUT, THAT’S NOT ALL! 

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For three days only, enjoy 20% off ALL our full-priced shoes online – just use the code TAKE20 when you check out!  Lots of customers come back to buy another pair of shoes their children have grown to love – find our staple shoes online, such as Sienna sandals, ballet flats from Old Soles, Converse sneakers, Livie & Luca shoes or Saltwater sandals! Now, you can shop online and buy the next size up without coming down to the store!

The easiest way to shop online is by category – our shoes are split up into girls (0 to 6 years and 6 to 12 years) and boys (0 to 6 years and 6 to 12 years)!  Add shoes from any of these categories, or the main SHOE category which lists all the shoes we carry alphabetically – the code will work on all SHOE categories online from now till 23 November!  We’re giving blog readers a headstart so you can start shopping tonight from 9 p.m., Sunday 20th November 2016!

Get a pair of ballet flats for Christmas or just glamourous sneakers for tweens which double up as chic weekend shoes for the holidays!

Best of all, we offer free standard 1 to 3 day courier for orders over S$100!

**Just to note that all sale items are not exchangeable or refundable so do check the sizes carefully before purchasing!  This Anniversary Sale and special TAKE20 code are only valid online, and not in-store! 

HAPPY SHOPPING AND HAPPY FIRST ANNIVERSARY, ELLY!

x, Audrey

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Livie and Luca

We’re pleased to be a stockist of Livie & Luca shoes!

Livie & Luca was founded in 2005 by San Francisco Bay Area residents and co-owners Mitzi Rivas and Amie Garcia. They incorporate brightly coloured leathers, bold designs and playful details that capture the essence of childhood! The shoes are inspired by nature, travels, and vintage designs and their comfortable construction allows kids to navigate playgrounds, city streets and dirt pathways with style and ease.

Livie & Luca strongly believes in supporting their community and each year, they partner with a local organisation to better children’s lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. They are also involved in the “Changing the Face of Beauty” movement which strives to have children of all abilities represented in media.

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Nova PAir

Pio Pio Blue LARGE

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Sailor Blue Pair

CartaII blue LARGEDid you know this pair of Carta shoes (pictured above) holds a secret on the inside: an old-fashioned love letter Mitzi penned to her daughter, Maya, printed on the fabric and lining the inside of the shoe. This letter speaks to the hearts of all mothers with daughters, a letter of celebration, of love, of admiration for your girl, just as she is, and for the woman she will become. 

We simply love the details and inspiration behind their collection! You can now shop Livie & Luca online as well!

Elly now has one of the largest collections of kids’ sandals from a variety of brands including Saltwater sandals, Old Soles, Pediped, Bobux and Pom d’api. Drop by our store at Cluny Court this weekend to take a look!

x, Audrey