Tuesday, 29 September 2009

A little puzzle!

Adult style meccano and no simpler to put up. I have realised that my strength is not rail engineering.

Mr Holden.

For those of you who have been into Beak Street at a weekend you might have met Mr Holden or David to the close.

He is the new man of Albam and is the man around 111A Commercial Street. Looking rather comfortable behind the new hotseat!

Welcome David and thanks for your pretty tireless work over the last two weeks.

Now it gets a bit more interesting!

The new store has been in a state of nearly "nearly there" for a few days. Hidden workings with white paint and electrics gave way to some serious breakthroughs! Lights, rails, curtains units, cash desk. Now we are just nearly there!

Monday, 28 September 2009

Denim denim denim

More denims on there way and and two new fits coming in about 14 days. Keep the eyes peeled.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Knits just arrived as seen in MONOCLE

Now are deliveries are due in but we are aiming to have a proper change over. As the new issue of MONOCLE features two of our new knits these have gone out today and are looking great.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

I love it when a plan comes together!

After visits to factories this week to check on the progress I came back to The Smoke to see how everyone is getting on. The guys and girls at Beak St are doing there thing for Soho and the new team over East are putting the hours in to get the new space ship shape. Things are definitely coming along and by Monday we should be making serious progress.

Keep the eyes peeled for new things and the new store opening. There will be a do sometime at the end of October so would be great to see you!

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

New Knits New Knits!!

There are some great knits coming in over the next few months, starting in a couple of weeks and then in about 6-8 weeks we will see the finished results of empty cones like these!

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Day 3 - Shopfloor painting finished

Amidst a very busy Spitalfields, we have been in the midst of traditional paint fumes. The final painting on the shop floor was finished today and things are taking shape.

Builders tea and bacon sandwiches.

When the brushes and decorating equipment come out so does the bacon sandwich and builders tea!

Day 2 - Dust and progress

Long, and dusty. The market and surrounding areas have been busy which is a great sign.

1st phase on basement nearly complete and the ground floor is just waiting for its floor to be finished and then it is onto the lights!

Friday, 18 September 2009

Albam 111A Commercial Street has begun!

After what has been a long long process we have finally got the keys on the next phase of Albam.

In about 2 weeks we will open 111A Commercial Street as our second store and our Eastern outpost. There is a great feel to the place at the moment and we are pleased to be in the neighbourhood of The Albion, Labour & Wait, Present, Rochelle.

The team moved in today to start the works and it is going well, if a little paint covered!

A/W 09 is on its way and we will be getting things coming through, so we haven't forgotten. Things are looking good and we are pretty excited by the whole thing.

Rochelle Canteen.

I was taken for a coffee this morning to keep me awake after an epic drive from the the Midlands at the wrong side of this morning. She took me to Rochelle canteen just off Shoreditch High Street. What a great little gem, tucked away but a fantastic atmosphere, good coffee, great cakes and the lunch looks like it will be on the cards next week!

I met one of

The Preparation!

Some things are happening behind the scenes at Albam HQ which will be ready in a few weeks. We have been prepping today and getting things sorted for kick off on Friday.