Doing the Limbo

I’m cracking up at the title here, because if I even tried to ACTUALLY do the limbo, I would end up in the emergency room…But, in limbo is where Multitudes remains.

First, thank you for the tremendous outpouring of support! We have always said we have the BEST customers, and y’all just proved it once again!

Second, what an opportunity for God to show us His plan for our business. Once again, I have turned to Him for guidance and once again, He has delivered peace that passes all understanding. And, he is teaching me to keep my eyes on Him moving forward all the days of my life…and not just when my eyes are downcast in confusion and frustration. An oldie but goodie has been pressed on my heart, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” God is moving in our lives, y’all. Won’t it be fun to see what He does?

Wow! So, I have never written like that on this forum, y’all…and I hope you don’t mind!

Third, here is the plan…for now…

  1. Our brick & mortar location…205 S. College St….will remain closed until the smoke issue is completely resolved and we can open boxes there and feel good about what our customers buy from us in-store.
  2. We are still looking for a temporary “pop-up shop”…but in the meantime, new arrivals will be offered online, and on Facebook and Instagram within the next few days. Shipping is free, and if it doesn’t fit, or you don’t like it, you can return it for a full refund.
  3. We are trying to also arrange for a place to pick-up and/or try-on items…so stay tuned for that.
  4. Rewards and Gift Certificates…first of all…we TOTALLY plan to re-open Multitudes so you will get to claim your in-store rewards and use your certificates soon! In the meantime, if you are an in-store customer:
    1. We will track all purchases and make sure you still get your Five-Star Points!
    2. If you happen to get a Five-Star text and have a reward pop-up on your phone that only lasts a short time…or you do have a Gift Certificate that you must use right now, please leave a note in the message box on your order stating what the Five Star Text says, or the Gift Certificate number…or message us with that information…and we will make that adjustment on your online order.
  5. If you are an on-line customer…hang tight with the whole reward thing. We are looking into this right now and will have a system for you to use hopefully soon.
  6. TUESDAY TRENDS…y’all, we need a few more days. We will be back soon with lots of new items that are currently sitting in boxes all over my living room. 🙂

So, yeah, we are in limbo. We are just thankful it’s not the kind that requires a backbend!

More soon…

xoxo – Kelly

Ups & Downs

So, running your own business always comes with ups and downs. And, running a biz in 100+ year old building certainly adds to those ups and downs…like turning on a light switch only to find it’s attached to your neighbor’s lights and not your own, or turning on the hot water and the breaker that runs your ceiling fans pops. We have always loved being in a historical building in this beautiful town, and have embraced those ups and downs wholeheartedly!

So, many of you know about the barbeque restaurant that opened up next door earlier this month. It is called The Vault, is run by the sweetest couple, and has the best brisket and smoked chicken this side of the Pecos (we know this as fact, but we dare you to go and try for yourself)!  So, another great up for us!

The down:  since the  Vault opened and we share a common wall in this beautiful old building with  them, unfortunately our store also smells like we are serving the best barbeque this side of the Pecos.

Everyone is working like bees to find all the places that aren’t sealed between our two stores, but in the meantime, we are regrouping so we can still offer y’all (our amazing friends and customers) the same quality, and experience, you get when you walk in our door, order online, or shop us from Facebook or Instagram. So, here’s the plan!

  1. We are having a Smokin’ Hot Liquidation Sale for all the merchandise currently in the store and online! Yes, EVERY ITEM! And yes, these items smell a bit smoky…but hang outside for 24 hours or dry-clean…and they should be good as new. The sale starts tomorrow and will run through Friday, September 7th. (all sales final) So….come down, grab a barbeque sandwich and head over to us for a Smokin’ hot deal!
  2. We are Poppin’ Up in a temporary location (TBA) where we will offer all new merchandise that is being shipped in daily. More details to follow soon!

Y’all, we are so sorry for this inconvenience! We truly LOVE our customers and even though we’re just a small clothing boutique, we take our role in your world, and this community, very seriously! We would be nothing without you and your support. I am absolutely committed to get this behind us and continue to offer you the same quality service that made you vote us #1 in Ellis County!

Fondly,

Kelly

Tuesday Trends at Multitudes

Hi Y’all,

So Multitudes started a thing today…we hosted a Facebook Live Event titled Tuesday Trends at Multitudes. Did you see it?

We decided to go this route after three attempts to schedule our annual fashion show this Spring. Life is crazy around here, and we just couldn’t nail down a date that worked for everyone, so we thought…let’s take the fashion show to them…and instead of making it a one-time event, we will do it weekly on Facebook!

This week we showcased Summer Must-Have Trends and we featured many of our new arrivals such as Navy Day Jumpsuit and Peach Tea Romper.

Jumpsuits are THE NEW ITEM to add to your closet, and rompers remain more popular than ever! We love the classic lines of these two, and both are made with plenty of stretch for comfort!

We also discussed prints and colors. Tropical prints are everywhere and we are seeing all shades of yellow on everything from tops to bottoms. Today we featured the new Tropical Wonder Kimono and You Are My Sunshine Dress.

Both just scream summer! The kimono is one that I will put in my closet! At my age, I love kimonos because they cover all the areas that I want covered, but I can still feel in-style and trendy. Plus, they don’t make me hot, so I can wear them all summer long! And that yellow dress? Are there even words to describe it? It is even cuter in person!

Embroidery remains a favorite of ours and we love it on these adorable tops. All three have a roomy fit, and the embroidery looks rich and full! If you are looking for easy go-to’s that still have that special vibe, the Royal Floral Bow Top, Mauve Floral Bow Top, and Embroidered Details Top will not disappoint.

We featured a few other trends on our video  Tuesday Trends at Multitudes and if you share the video before noon tomorrow (05/16/18) you will be entered to win a large Capri Blu Volcano Candle!

You can also shop these and other items on our website mymultitudes.com. And, if you find that your size is missing, don’t worry…we have already re-ordered a few of them!

Thanks so much for watching and reading! We so adore ya’ll…our customers who we consider as friends!!

xo

Kelly

Time to Freshen Up!

Every January is the same for me. It starts when I put away all the Christmas decorations…suddenly I feel the need to purge, clean-out, and freshen up! Not only do I feel this way about my home, but also at Multitudes.

With the glorious fourth quarter buying frenzy (thank you customers) behind us, the store is low on inventory, slower with foot traffic, and leaves employees with less to do. So, we purge, we clean, and we freshen up!

If you’ve stepped foot in the door this month, you will notice it looks different. We have moved things around, mainly to clean behind racks and tables, and we have taken inventory and consolidated what is left, so things look a bit sparse. Now, we have heard talk that we aren’t selling clothes anymore, that we may become a home store, or that we may close, and I’m sure our fun little “surprise” announcement of Free Shipping Forever on our website played a role in this…as well as the bare bones look of our storefront; but, we aren’t going anywhere or changing who we are or what we do!

We currently have nine boxes of new arrivals coming…tops, jackets, and dresses that have shipped, and we have distressed jeans coming within the next few weeks. We are preparing new themes for our Box of Joy gift boxes, and are in the process of placing orders for fun bath products, candles, coffee mugs, and other cute sparkly things. And, we just ordered more Sugarfina candy! Here are a few fun items you should see in the store this week:

Yes, FINALLY…fuzzy sherpa pullovers will arrive!!

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Our all-time favorite – embroidered tops!!

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We are always up for the newest trends and we are loving this hot mustard color!!

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So hang in there with us, and please understand that it’s a phase! My need to purge, clean, and freshen is slowly passing…and in no time, we will once again be a full-to-the-brim storefront and website offering you fun fashion your closet will love (and a few fun gift items along the way)!

XO,

Kelly

 

New Traditions

As this holiday season winds down, I wanted to write about a fun new tradition my family started that I hope will go the distance. I honestly can’t believe we have never done this before…but we had a Cookie Decorating Day!

I know, I know…many of you are wondering what the big deal is…I mean y’all have done this type of thing for generations, right? But, for whatever reason, we never have. Most of us bake on our own, and each have our “signature” goodies that we share with each other, but this year, I just knew we NEEDED to share this together.

As many of you know, we have always been a close family of women…strong women…we say! And while we do have boys in our family…and we love them dearly…there is just something about the bond we have as girls in our tribe. Multitudes has brought us even closer! It takes a village to run the business and many of those villagers are in the four generations pictured above.

So why this year? And why was this important to me?

  • I love the bond I have with my cousins, and it dawned on me that now that they have their own little girls, we need to make sure that the next generation of girls is a close as we are.
  • I love the stories we tell over and over again that make us laugh till our cheeks hurt, and I love all the crazy new things that seem to always happen to us that make for new hilarious stories…and I want our new generation of girls to hear them all and laugh with us.
  • I love that, although we are different in so many ways, we are so alike in so many ways. Example…we each are prone to breaking out in song and dance at the oddest moments and for no apparent reason at all. My own daughter thought it was a weirdness that only I possessed, until she realized every girl in this family does it…including herself! Being together shows the young ones that they belong, and their weird quirks is actually part of what makes them special.
  • And lastly, this year has come with some health scares that have reminded me once again how important family is, and how lucky we are to have each other!

So, we did it! And it was almost perfect! My beautiful cousin Jamie’s beautiful daughter Ella, was sick, so they couldn’t come…and they were SO missed…but the rest of us…looking relaxed and casually fashionable in our Multitudes, of course…decorated, ate, IMG_4839sang, ate, danced, and ate cookies all afternoon. And, we had so much fun, we vowed to do it again and start a new tradition!

Did you start a new tradition this holiday season…or participate in an age-old favorite one? I hope so! And, I also hope that you each had a wonderful Christmas surrounded by loved ones, and that your gatherings were full of song, dance, laughter, and belonging!

xo-

Kelly