The holiday rush is over, and the new year is here! It’s finally time to take a deep breath, relax, and reflect on our experiences this past year. 2016 was a year of tremendous growth and change for all of us at Urban Pearl. While it may be hard to believe, this upcoming February marks one year at our Bel Air Main Street location. What a year it’s been!
In 2016, we went from a two-gal team selling one of a kind finds out of a big blue truck, to a staff of ten remarkable women operating a brick and mortar store in the heart of Bel Air. From taking part in Main Street’s Girls’ Night Out events to hosting our own, opening our doors to trick-or-treaters on Halloween, and participating in local charity events and fundraisers, we’ve found a sense of community we could never have dreamed of.
Some of the highlights from our first year in business include our Grand Opening event in March, our first Small Business Saturday in Bel Air, discovering new locally made jewelry and art, starting up our ambassador program with local high school and college students, creating our VIP online buyer’s club (if you haven’t already, head on over to the Facebook page and request to join!), and introducing new items to the store such as footwear and our favorite line of denim. Switching to a brick and mortar store has introduced us to so many possibilities and activities we love, from getting involved in town events and programs, to designing our window display each month.
It’s been a whirlwind of a year and we couldn’t be happier to have found our place on Bel Air’s Main Street. What can you expect in the coming year, you might ask? We’ve decided on our 2017 motto, which is to “travel for treasures.” This year, we look forward to further expanding our quest to bring you truly one of a kind finds by taking to the road! We have some big trips and adventures in store for the upcoming year, and can’t wait to show you all the places we’ll be going on our mission to bring you unique clothing and accessories. Don’t forget to follow along on Instagram @shopurbanpearl and at facebook.com/shopurbanpearl/. Thanks for following us on our journey thus far, and we look forward to many years to come!