Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pitt Street Paradise

In my opinion, their is something gratifying about online shopping. Browsing through the options at your leisure, adding it to your cart, clicking the "checkout" button, and, finally, tracking your items daily (okay-maybe several times a day) gives me a sense of power over what I buy. Online shopping has no pesky employees following you around to give you that feeling that if you walk out without buying anything you are subsequently a bad person...hence buying something that I absolutely do not need. I can close the screen on an online store and feel just dandy. Although, admittedly, many nights at home are spent browsing online for things I may or may not need (it depends on who you ask :), one of the absolute WORST feelings is when that anticipated package arrives and it is NOTHING like you thought it would be. Then, with feelings of sadness and remorse, you have to pack it back up and pay to send it back. It's enough to ruin a perfectly good morning! Not to worry, Shrimp and Grits Kids is here to save the day!

TA-DAAAAAA....Pitt Street Store Opening!!! Now, give us a little credit. We are not done yet and you should have seen this place before! It will be absolutely adorable when we finish (Duh!). We seriously cannot wait. Honestly, I have a countdown in my planner counting down the days until we can move in! (a bit obsessive, I know.) It is going to exude the essence of Shrimp and Grits Kids. The small, sweet, southern feel, classic lines, pastel colors...everything that southerners love about smocked clothes and atmosphere! The best part? The location! Have you been to Pitt Street in Mt Pleasant? It is so cute and quaint- the PERFECT place for Shrimp and Grits Kids and, I will admit, that I would be a liar if I said that I wasn't a little too excited about being so close to Village Bakery, Pitt Street Pharmacy, and Out of Hand. I'm already practicing how to pace myself. Maybe I'll only eat Village Bakery twice a week but, seriously, who am I kidding?

Okay, enough about eating. Let's move on to the smocked clothes! All of our inventory will be in stock as well as sale items. How great will it be to be able to walk in, buy something, and wear it the same day? We even promise that we won't stalk around making you feel guilty if you don't buy anything! Going to the beach? Need a new bather? Great idea! Stop by Shrimp and Grits Kids to pick one up! Impromptu party (my favorite kind) and need something for your little one to wear (and look adorable)? Run over to Shrimp and Grits Kids! Online shopaholics, not to fret! Our online store will still be running perfectly with full inventory with the option to order online and swing by to pick it up at the store...and maybe just grab a few more things...!
Confession: I don't know if you have been to our current warehouse location, but for the past few weeks we have been using a porta-potty (see below)... not exactly ideal. Porta-potties should be reserved for football games and, even then, I prefer to go inside the stadium. Thank goodness the dog days are over (or close to over!) and we will have the pleasure of a real bathroom...with a sink and everything! :)

We will, of course, keep you updated about the store opening date! We are aiming for early to mid June so keep a look out!
P.S. Happy one-day-of-the-week left before a long weekend! WOOHOO!

1 comment:

Erika said...

I just heard about you from someone in a toy store in Chapel Hill. Luckily we'll be at Kiawah in July and I hope to stop by your new store!