Maya Maya June News

Welcome to Maya Maya’s June newsletter.  (Oh gosh!  That’s half a year already!) 

So, what’s happening in Maya Maya World? Firstly, we thank you all for helping to make our right-sizing exercise a positive step for us.  It was traumatic at the time, but we got there! 

The aim at the start of 2019 was to grow our occasion wear, hat and fascinator business, and to date we are achieving our aims.  The first half of 2019 has seen our occasion dressing expand considerably.  We are always grateful for your recommendations in this – and in all areas of our business.  As ever, I remind you that the seasons start VERY early: we dress for a lot of summer weddings in January, so if you are looking, please don’t leave it until the choice is limited! On that note, I have just been told the first of our autumn occasion wear has arrived!  Yikes! 

NEW OCCASION WEAR now in store!And it’s buying time for NEXT summer – I told you we did things early!! Smart casual wear.  This year, we have certainly found our customers are wanting quality individual pieces that will be multi-tasking, but who are still looking for entry price level basics – tops and tees – which are great for teaming with those quality pieces and for everyday dressing, holidays etc.  Therefore, this is how our smart casual collections will continue to evolve.  However we do evolve, you can always be guaranteed to find something a bit different at Maya Maya. When I say ‘entry level’, did you know that our basics start at around £20?  I think there is a misapprehension that we are more expensive than we actually are.  Quality and affordability is always my aim when buying. 

So, it’s June and the sun has been, let’s say, scarce!!  If there are any of our collections that are not flying out, it’s the high summer, bright colours separates – i.e. ideal holiday wear.  So to the first of our offers.  As a social media follower or on our email database, you are entitled to 33% off our Masai high summer collection.  A pretty collection of tunics, tops and pants in oranges, yellows, navy, white and lemon.  Remember, you have to tell us you follow us on social media or you’re on our database as our offers are not generally available in store; you always have first choice for a bargain, as a regular customer. We also have a ‘buy three items of any other branded summer clothing and receive a 20% discount‘ – again, when you quote this offer. 

In our permanent SALE ROOM, we currently have a ‘buy two, get a third FREE’ offer on too.  Excluding Men’s.  Our gents’ stock is decreasing but there are still some jackets, jeans, shirts and accessories, all at HALF PRICE to clear. So, lots of offers on at Maya Maya.  You could have a whole new holiday wardrobe! NOTE: We will soon be launching our general Summer SALE (for all), so if you want the best choice, now is the time!  Remember to tell us about these specific offers or the general sale terms will be applied. 

Loyalty Cards.  We have recently seen 12 of our customers enjoy a half price shopping spree.  As a gold card holder, you are invited to apply for our special events first and foremost.  PLEASE ASK FOR DETAILS when you are next in store. For those of you who like our Maya Maya madness, I have an idea brewing for a fun event in store.  More details coming soon. 

Staff.  We are still looking for a part-time staff member to join the team.  Know anyone who may be suitable? Anyway, I think that’s it for today, although I’m sure to have forgotten something important! HOLD ON.  I THINK THE SUN’S COMING OUT!! Joking aside – heat wave next week, great offers on, be prepared to be stylish in the sunshine!!! xxxx  

Please note: Rachel manages our database and is not based in the shop.  Any questions regarding this correspondence, please email leanne@mayamaya.co.uk or call the shop on Kendal 01539 737366.  Thank you.

You can see lots of images on our Facebook site – facebook/mayamayakendal.  You can also join our group on facebook/mayamayaexclusive.

We are also on Instagram@mayamayalimited.


Maya Maya April News

Hello everyone and welcome to Maya Maya’s April news.

Before anything else I would like to share with you all just how grateful I am every day for what a wonderful place I live and work in, not just Maya Maya but Kendal, Cumbria, The lakes, Wow. Having spent some of my formative years living in ‘very different circumstances in good old Brum” I am grateful for every minute of every day that I live where I do. I remember being old enough to be amazed by the first real life Cow I saw, it seemed HUGE! Bless, I was only little. And now its close the windows they are muck spreading…eeuuuwwww and gosh look at all those daffodils. There will never be anywhere else for me.

So, what’s happening in Maya Maya World?

We have a New Website. Please take the time to have a look at our new website www.mayamaya.co.uk Im very pleased with it, I think it really shows off who we are, as much as what we are, beautifully. Thanks to Grace at Meaningful Marketing for her expertise.

Maya Maya MAN. Some of the remaining MAN stock is now available in our SALE room on the first floor at Maya Maya. Shirts, waistcoats, jeans and more. I already can see that it was the right decision for us to ‘rightsize’ and focus on ladies wear. People keep asking if we dropped menswear because it didn’t do well, no, menswear did ok. I just needed to refocus on our core product. Being the only buyer and managing both businesses, plus the Salon for a time, simply became too much of a task and was no longer fun to be honest. So, Maya Maya has been restructured and I’m feeling the love again….xxx

Staff. Its been great to have Bev back, it was a tough time for us all whilst Bev was poorly but she’s back and according to the doctors, she’s normal (2nd opinion needed I think, ha ha ha ha). The team is settled with me, Bev and Leanne, but we still really need someone who can work on a part time basis with us. You know the score, creative, fun, good personality, sense of humour, know anyone? Email me at amanda@mayamaya.co.uk

So, the important stuff. The new spring collections.

We have just taken delivery of the Soya Concept casual spring summer collection. Think, crop pants, tee shirts, soft knits, slouchy tops, soft stretch jeans, think great holiday wear, all at their normal competitive prices, from around £29.00. Pale blues, good old white, oranges and lemons (isn’t that a song!?) Worth a look and to kick start your summer holiday wear wardrobe, if you mention this you can have 20% OFF all new spring summer collections from Soya concept, from now until the end of April.

Our usual select pieces from Bitte kai Rand, Naya, Sahara, James Lakeland to name but a few are here to be lusted after, we are doing quite a lot of that ourselves currently! I am mainly lusting after ALL of our new Owen Barry Handbags, problem is people keep buying my favourites! (Jean!!) These are to die for, I genuinely love and want them all!

Want a special gift for someone – ta dah!

Masai, the new Masai collection is now in, many of you have been asking when it was due. Going forward, all our Masai has 10% off, the only thing you have to do for the discount is mention our Masai offer.

Occasion wear, hats and fascinators. We have had a great start to the occasion wear season. Mothers of Brides/Grooms, wedding guests, meeting the Queen! We have created some stunning outfits. We now offer the opportunity to book an appointment for your personal dressing experience. So if you are looking, (ps its already quite late) don’t leave it much longer. Don’t forget, you can hire hats and fascinators if you choose. Going to Cartmel races? Want to be the best dressed? Come see us and always remember to send us your photographs from events#lookinggoodinmayamaya.

SALE ROOM. With our ‘rightsizing’ task recently completed, it is important that we keep turning our SALE stock over at a regular pace so for those of you who missed our half of SALE price offer, and as we are well and truly into spring now, this week,, ending Saturday 13th April, everything BLACK in the SALE ROOM isHALF OF SALE PRICE. So, here’s a couple of examples….little black dress, was £189.00, SALE price £89.00 this week reduced to £44.50! Black jacket, was £79. SALE PRICE £49, now £24.50! There are various pairs of black trousers too!!! Everyone needs black in their wardrobe!! So, This Week, ending Saturday 13th April. Its our BLACKOUT SALE come help us clear some space.

Down Your High Street.

Some of you may already be aware of Downyourhighstreet. It is a platform for which independent retailers, such as us, can advertise their wares, to a wider audience. Please take a look any maybe follow the site on social media. We will be trying the site out with some of our products in the very near future, so keep an eye out for us.

Easter opening hours. Good Friday and Easter Saturday open normal hours, 10am till 5pm. Easter Sunday, Easter Monday Closed.

Thats it for now, look forward to seeing you all soon and don’t forget to tag us in your #lookinggoodinmayamaya pics on social media.

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Instagram @mayamayalimited

See you soon… Amanda, Leanne and Bev.

Maya Maya March News

Hello everyone and welcome to our March Newsletter.

The refit is complete (Thank goodness!!), Well that was a week!! (It was actually 3 crammed into 1) However it’s all done, we are now consolidated into one unit, there will be no more Maya Maya MAN. Any remaining Maya Maya MAN stock is available to view in our permanent SALE Room on our first floor.

Our First floor SALE room (previously the salon) now has a great selection of Ladies SALE items with the current march offer being Buy one, get a 2nd sale item at half of the sale price. Lots of choice, some occasion wear too.

I am loving the shop again, its feeling cosy and happy and is looking super colourful. Bev is back at work full time and once again, we have a full team. We are still looking for another team member to work on a part time basis with us, so if you know of anyone??. You know the type, creative, great interpersonal skills whilst being a little bit nuts helps. 😉

Occasion season is well under way and we have already dressed many Mothers of Brides, wedding guests, created drop dead gorgeous racing outfits and even dressed some ladies for visits to the Palace to meet the Queen! We are always delighted to see you at any time, however, it might be worthwhile making an appointment for any occasion outfits so we can give you the time you deserve. You can call us on 01539 737366 to make an appointment. For the first time this season we have stunning occasion wear from Veni Infantino by Ronald Joyce. We also have lots of choice from our usual brands and don’t forget you can buy or Hire hats from us.

Holiday season is also well under way and our new spring/summer collections are proving to be very popular. We have our tried and trusted brands in stock, Naya, James Lakeland, Soya, Zilch, Bitte Kai Rand, Masai, Personal choice plus some new styles from Sahara and NoLogo Chic with their gorgeous Linen print dresses that are already flying out.

We have a selection of Plus Size brands in store too, from casual holiday wear to special occasion.

Atom Label is a new brand that’s also due in, how can I describe it? Hmmmmn? Sexy! Ruched, figure hugging, jersey, gorgeousness!!! Slim or curvy, this is a great brand for everyone. Dresses, jumpsuits, maxis, we love them all!

I am loving our new brand, Owen Barry. Super soft leather, great colours, bags, purses and leather accessories, great gifts (for onesself!)

Fundraising.

Many of you came to our Fashion Show, in aid of Cancer Care, last November, we are now well on our way to a new target of £20,000. Our original target was £10,000 so we are delighted with our progress so far, thank you to everyone who has helped in our fund raising.

We are currently working on our new website and hopefully, by the time you read this newsletter, you will be able to take a look at www.mayamaya.co.uk.

Finally, Don’t forget your loyalty points and loyalty cards, if you don’t have one please ask in store. You can earn up to £100 back for shopping with us at Maya Maya.

That’s it for now, hope to see you soon, Amanda, Leanne and Bev. x