Shop Talk is written by OM senior editor Dayanti Karunaratne and Sarah Fischer, OM account executive and fashion maven.
It’s become something of a tradition for the Workshop/Flock family: fun February events to beat the winter blahs.
As co-owner Bridget Remai explains, trunk sales and social events are also a nice way to thank the people that keep the shops thriving. “We had a great Christmas season,” Bridget says, “and we always like to say thank you for supporting local.”
This year, they are taking it up a notch with a full month of giveaways.
“It’s sort of taken on a life of its own,” explains Bridget, saying that after putting out a request to their community of designers, they were overwhelmed with offers. So far they have collected over 50 items, meaning they will be giving away at least two pieces every day!
All this is great news for those of us who love well-designed, unique clothing and accessories. So how to do we get in on the action?
The basics are laid out on this blog post, but Bridget explained that it will evolve as the month goes on. Some days they will ask entrants to comment on a Facebook page, so following their social media feeds is a great place to start. Besides, Workshop on Facebook, Flock on Facebook, Workshop on Twitter, and Flock on Twitter are all great sources for local tidbits, cute photos, and other things that help us out on cold, dark days.
Good luck! We’re obviously going to throw our hats into the ring, and we hope you do too — ’cause everyone wins when more awesome designer duds are seen out and about.