#sketchtostore #stylechallenge with Come Round and French Connection

#sketchtostore #stylechallenge with Come Round and French Connection

#sketchtostore #stylechallenge with Come Round and French Connection

Last month I took part in #sketchtostore style challenge with Come Round and French Connection. Our party took place at the Cambridge store.

My guests and I (plus everyone else who took part in the party for that matter) received a 20% discount on the day plus a goodie bag which included:

  • #sketchtostore small notebook and pencil
  • St.Tropes Instant Tan
  • Ritual Yogi Flow Shower Gel
  • Box of chocolates from Lindt

It was the first time that Come Round had organized an in-store party. The idea was great but execution could maybe be better. The point of the party was to try on the new collection and thus try to re-style yourself, which was totally fantastic and tons of fun, but it is impossible to try something on if the stock is missing… and unfortunately in the Cambridge store there were a lot of sizes out of stock.

I was the most unlucky one, size wise, all the trousers which I would love to try on and potentially buy were only going up to size 12 (I need a 14, which were all sold out 😦) so no shopping for me on the day… To make up for this situation we were given a 20% discount (to match up the discount on the day of the party) to be used at a later date, which I thought was a really nice touch from French Connection… thank you so much for that… But not everyone was as unlucky as me… some of my guests shopped till they almost dropped 🙂

Happy Shoppers

Happy Shoppers

The store staff were very nice and extremely helpful. We were greeted with a selection of drinks and snacks, which were available throughout the evening.

Despite the fact that I personally wasn’t able to buy anything I really enjoyed this event. It was a fun few hours spent with friends and surrounded by great clothes, even more fantastic shoes and accessories to die for.

Let’s hope this wasn’t just a one off and there will be more in-store parties in the future.  

But this isn’t all. Now, we have been given the chance of winning £1250 for the best group picture, so I need your help.

 So if you can, please like our picture on Facebook… and if on 13-10-2013 our picture will have the most likes from all the Cambridge shots, we will be put forward into the final voting stage to win the main prize…

*crosses all fingers, toes and eyes*

Cambridge Style Challenge  - please like this picture on FCUK Facebook page

Cambridge Style Challenge
– please like this picture on FCUK Facebook page

37 Comments

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37 responses to “#sketchtostore #stylechallenge with Come Round and French Connection

  1. Oh this is a pretty funny story. I mean it’s not fun your size where out of stock and everything…but at the end it has been a great adventure and I’m happy to liked your pic. xxx

  2. Sarah

    I heard about this before hand and it sounded like it could be great fun it’s really nice to see what actually went on at the parties, such a shame they didn’t have your size I hope you manage to make up for it all at a later date and shop till you drop! x

  3. This looks like it was a fun event, even if you didn’t end up buying anything. I’m surprised they weren’t more well-stocked in a variety of sizes for such an event. But don’t feel too bad: I feel like stores are almost ALWAYS out of my size when I find something I love! LOL

  4. I liked your picture on Facebook, good luck with the contest!

  5. bust about the sizes, but the party looks like tons of fun!

  6. melissachapmanwrites

    What a great way to nake fashion accessible and interactive! Sorry they didnt have your size:(

  7. melissachapmanwrites

    What a great way to make fashion fun and accessible. But boo to the fact that they didnt have your size 😦

  8. This looked like so much fun and this is my first time hearing this. Thank you for sharing this!

  9. What a fun event. Love the idea of an instore style challenge.

  10. this event looks fun ^^ voted for u 🙂

    Yun yuwa – beautylicious08

  11. What a fun event! I love all your pictures, sounds like a great goodie bag too!

  12. This definitely sounds like a fun event! Loving your group piccy, so I’ve liked it on FB 🙂

  13. micheatsandshops

    Sounds like a great event in theory! 🙂 Would be nice to try on clothes and get a discount in case you want to buy some of them. 🙂 Good luck on the contest! I liked your photo on Facebook 🙂

  14. Awww, at least they offered you a 20%! But yeah, they should have been better stocked.

  15. This looks like a super fun event! Love the pics! Thanks for sharing!

  16. This looks like it was a fun event. Good luck with the contest.

  17. Ileana

    This is awesome!!! I really wish they would have events like this one where I live 😦
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

  18. Looks like a lot of fun!! Liked your pic on FB.. Hope you win! 🙂

  19. A nice end to your story! Great that they offered to give you a discount!

  20. Looks like fun! Hoping you got a great time! Love the style challenge!

  21. Looks like a fun event!
    I liked your photo. Goodluck! 🙂

  22. Damn.. we don’t have such events here .. and Voted as well 🙂

    xx Chaicy – Style..A Pastiche!

  23. You certainly don’t look like a size 14, dear! But it’s nice you still get to use the discount later on 🙂

  24. This sounds like such a great event. I’m so sorry they didn’t have your size, though.

  25. looks like you had such a great time at the event 😀 too bad they didnt have your size

  26. good luck in your contest! 🙂

  27. I’m a huge of French Connection, although it’s a bit too pricey for my budget. I think it’s always a bummer when you don’t find your desired size in your favourite shop *been there done that*. That ofcourse never stops me from browsing and drooling over its products! 😀

  28. Looks like you had a great time!!!

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