Friday, December 19, 2008

PS No More.

That's right, I will no longer be a Shade Clothing Personal Shopper. Not by choice, Shade has decided to discontinue the Shade Personal Shopper program. The news came out Wednesday and on Saturday the program will be no more and at the end of the month my shade email address will be deactivated.

I've been a PS for three years now. I've always loved Shade Clothing and I loved sharing my passion for their products with other hip ladies who were looking for a way to stay with the trends and stay modest. I've been able to meet so many neat ladies through the company and have met some of my greatest friends through hosting showcases, this is a shout out to you Sarah!

I'm very sad to see this come to a close. I'm not sure if I'm sad because I'll miss working for Shade, or if I'm sad I'll no longer have this outlet and a "part-time" job. Now I'll officially just be a stay at home mom, although "just" doesn't really sum it up. Being a stay at home mom is the hardest job in the world, I just appreciated being a PS and being able to feel accomplished and getting a pay check. It's been a fun run and perhaps it was time to move on. I'll still be a loyal Shade Clothing shopper but now I can officially hunt the sales and check out the competition and not feel so bad about buying shirts from Down East too. :)

Top 6 Reasons to look on the bright side.

1. My dining room will no longer have to double as a boutique.
2. No more late night phone calls spanning over an hour to input orders.
3. I don't have to feel so bad about starting to wear my samples about a month ago.
4. I'll be able to sell all of my samples in January and have a large section of my closet back.
5. I can be completely selfish when it comes to sales--I get to keep the news all to myself!
6. Carter can now inherit all the catalogs, order forms, and business cards GALORE, perfect for playing pretend, or in his case destroying!

Here's the email I sent to my clients.

Hi Ladies,
I have some sad news to share. Shade has decided to discontinue the Shade Personal Shopper program. This announcement was unexpected and will happen very quickly. My personal shopper discount code will only be available until Sat. Dec. 20, at that time Shade will no longer offer the 5% PS discount. If you were planning to place an order be sure to place it today or tomorrow to receive a discount.

If you currently have hostess credit that you’ve earned from a past showcase, your credit will still be available to use when purchasing on line as normal at any time. A PS Code is not necessary to enter the hostess credit, and Shade does not foresee any problems with honoring these for hostesses as long as they need them. If you are unsure of what your hostess credit number is, you will need to contact me before Sunday, 12/21. After Sunday our internal network where this information is stored will be deactivated.

After December 31, please direct any questions regarding Shade Clothing to customer service.
I’ve been a personal shopper for three years now and I’m sad to this chapter in my life come to a close. I’ve enjoyed being your personal shopper and getting to know you. I wish you the best in all that you do and a very Merry Christmas.


Kristy Stoddard said...


Scrappin' Girl said...

Awww, Angie! I love you so much... I am so glad that I got to meet you too. How about you send me the list of what is going too!? I will miss having shade showcases!