Friday, February 4, 2011

Save Save Save

There are only 2 days left of our 75% off sale!
This is what you can score until Sunday:
Great for Valentine's Day!
Regular $6.00 now $1.50

Still lots of cold weather!  Insulated jeans are a must!
Regular $8.00 Now only $2.00

A formal dress for next Christmas
Regular $12.00 now only $3.00!

A warm fleece for only $1.25!!!
(regular $5.00)

Or a cozy warm sweater for the price of a coffee!!!!
Regular $6.00 Now $1.50

We can't sell clothes the cheap for long, so get them while you can!!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Let it Snow!!!

Welcome to our winter wonderland!!!
For some of us this snow has come far too early and for others we just got too much of it!  But for me, I think it is perfect!
Don't get me wrong.....I am the furthest thing from a winter lover but all of the dreary dark days that we have had since October has me ready for a change!
The drop in temperature has caused a rise in spirit around here!  A little bit of snow has given new excitement to the boring backyard as my children have been extastic about getting out to play.  The Christmas decorations look as they should now, with a sprinkling (or dumping, depending on where you live!) of the white stuff.  Singing carols seem timely now and putting on all those layers seems worth it!

To start ri-VYOO's Christmas season we would like to share with you what to expect when you come to ri-VYOO.  As mentioned, everything looks a little nicer with the fresh snow, so it was a perfect day for a picture. :)

We are known to some as "the place with the red door" and if you haven't been here, now you know why! :)

So, since we can't make the white stuff go away, let's try to embrace it and all of the fun things that it brings with it.
As families with children, snow is full of fun and wonder and magic..... enjoy squinting in the snowy brightness today! 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Take the Good with the Bad....

We have spoken so many times about how positive feedback from customers fuels ri-VYOO.  Happy customers are the focus, for all aspects of our business.  We focus on great products and prices, as well as exceptional customer service.
Customer service for us goes past the sale.  We strive to be flexible for pick-ups, offer free delivery and refunds on all of our items.  Each one of our customers is very important to us, and we try to be compassionate when life gets in the way for someone who was planning to come by and pick up their order.

We think that these features are appreciated by our customers, especially since there aren't very many places that we shop at that we get that kind of experience.

Part of business ownership is also facing unhappy customers; customers who are disappointed with our product or service.  One of the chances we take when following up with customers is that they may have hated anything or everything about ri-VYOO!!  Although difficult to hear, it is also our last chance to reverse the dissatisfaction and instead of losing a customer, make this customer very happy once again.

We have had that situation today.... an unhappy customer and therefore an unhappy business owner. 

As time goes on, I am sure that simple statistics would say that we will face more unhappy customers.  But we hope that all of our customers, both new and long term, understand that our policies are not in place to anger anyone.  Our policies are there to ensure a (hopefully) mistake-proof system and a better experience for all. 

I am sure that time will also see our policies change and evolve... hopefully fine tuning a great little retail concept into an outstanding one. 

Thank you all for coming along for the ride. :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Days Are Getting Shorter

Come on Winter Solstice!  Am I the only one who can't get half of what I need to do done lately?  I realize that the "shorter days" are shorter only because of the amount of daylight, but it seems like someone has snuck out a couple of hours too!

With that said, please excuse this very short Blog...the first in quite a few days!

Let's talk Christmas outfits!  Here are just a few that we currently have in stock:

This is just a sample of some of the great holiday items we have in stock.  Everything pictured is between $3.00 and $12.00, saving you lots of money!!!

Don't forget about our mini-sale!  All size 2 to 6 are 25% off....but only until Friday! 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


We did it!
You, more correctly, YOU did it! 
Thank you to all of our wonderful fans in getting us up to 276 fans (at last check) on our facebook page
We haven't been working very hard on the marketing end of things at ri-VYOO so far.  Most of our customers have come from referrals.  I'm sure you all know our strong feelings on word of mouth advertising. :)  So, although most businesses put marketing at the fore front of their launch, we haven't.  We have focused on building a diverse inventory, streamlining our processes and working on achieving our mission statement and intended image. 
After months and months of working on these things it is really wonderful to get out there and make some in roads with meeting so many new customers!  It is so amazing when a new customer takes that chance to reach out and contact us.  Many times, they really have little understanding of how we do things around here.  Trying out any new store is always like that.  Have you ever just wanted to go into some cute little store, but find that you are a bit nervous about it?  If you do go inside and it's only you and the shopkeeper in the store that can be even more awkward!  All I can say is "Been there, done that!"  (actually, I am very guilty of trying to avoid that situation).  Since we understanding this feeling, it's so important to make every ri-VYOO customer feel completely comfortable when they call, email or come by.  So take the chance!  Have a question?  Go ahead and ask it!!! 
Are you skimming through to find out the winner's of our contest?  Should I blab on a bit more?
ri-VYOO would like to thank all of all of you for putting the word out about us. 
We would also like to congratulate James for referring Tiffanie to us. 
We are so happy to give them each a $25 Gift Certificate!

Let's do this again....
$10.00 Gift Certificates to fans 280 and 290....oh and to the person that refers them!

Monday, November 15, 2010

275 = $25!!!

Math at ri-VYOO rocks!  At least we like to think so!
So here is the number that we are working towards right now: 275.  275 is the number of fans that we are so excited about that we have turned it into a contest.  Our 275th fan will get a $25 Gift Certificate to shop at ri-VYOO....and so does the person that referred them!
Pretty exciting!!!!
But let's go back to math for a moment.  What exactly can $25 get you anyway? A hoody and a T?  Maybe some jeans?  We thought that we should give you some ideas of how far $25 gets you with ri-VYOO....

Jeans, denim skirt, knit sweater and 2 long sleeve T's ($26.00 total)

3 great outfits for the holidays: velvet pants, 2 skirts and 2 long sleeve T's ($26.00 total)

A whole bunch of comfy clothes: yoga pants, fleece sweater, knit sweater and 3 long sleeve T's ($26.00 total)

Or a whole matching wardrobe, complete with winter Jacket! ($25 total)

Now that is what we call great math!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Lest We Understand

November 11th. 
The one day that we set aside to think about everything that we have as a country. 
The freedom that we have and the countless men and women who have defended that freedom for us.
"Lest we Forget" is the moto of the day. 
 But that has got me thinking. 
How many of us truly remember? 
How many of us can even begin to understand?

As a person who has lived my entire life within the safety of the GTA, how can I "forget" when I have no reality to truly understand.  I have always been afforded my luxury of freedom to say what ever I want (sometimes to the chagrin of others), to go wherever I have wanted to, when I have wanted to and how I have chosen to get there.  Education has been mine to capitalize on,  the Arts mine to enjoy, and travel to take advantage of (whenever it makes it into the family budget). 
I can move freely.....without restriction. 
All of this is thanks to everyone who has ever put themselves on the line for Canada.

As mom to young children, this is a very hard concept to teach.  How do you teach everything that we take for granted?  As an adult, I can not honestly imagine a life any other way.  I cannot imagine the horror of a war on our homeland.....or even of having someone I love away with their safety in question.  I can, however, imagine the dread of my children not having the same Canadian freedom that I know nothing else but.

So, with this Remembrance Day upon us, I have chosen to embrace "Lest We Understand".  Teaching my children the importance of valuing what we have as a country and why we have it.  Hopefully the coming generation will not have horrific stories pertaining to the defence of our country.  We can only hope that in the future those who stand for our country do just that, without the worry of bloodshed and only in the pursuit of peace.

In the meantime, thank you to everyone who goes beyond in the defence of what we take for granted.  Your bravery makes you hero's and patriotism is to be envied. 
Our Canada is what it is because of you.