We’re starting something new today! Each month we’ve brought you our Customer Spotlight series so you can meet our customers. Today we have our first-ever Retailer Spotlight! We’ll be introducing you to some of the amazing retailers that carry Maggie Bags.
We recently caught up with Heather Castellaw, the store manager at Bliss. Bliss is located in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee in the heart of Market Square. Bliss has both a gift and apparel shop as well as two home store locations. We asked her about the store, their customers, and of course Maggie Bags!
Maggie Bags: What makes Bliss unique?
Heather: We have so many different items for all types of people. Everything from office, kitchen, and baby items to women’s clothing and accessories. If you are looking for a unique gift you can definitely find it here.
Maggie Bags: What is your passion?
Heather: Retail is my passion. I’ve been the store manager here for a year but have worked here for five years. I’ve worked in retail for about 10 years. I absolutely love it! I always get to meet interesting people and I like that each day is different – it’s always changing.
Maggie Bags: Tell us about your customers.
Heather: We have all types of customers. We see regulars that work and live downtown. Our customers include men, women, teenagers, and college students. We also get a lot of travelers. They are usually either downtown for business or dinner. In addition to our brick and mortar locations, we have our shop online so we can service customers near or far.
Maggie Bags: Which is your favorite Maggie Bag?
Heather: Oh that would have to be the Campus Tote in Autumn!
Maggie Bags: What do your customers say about Maggie Bags?
Heather: Everyone loves that Maggie Bags is a local company. They like that they are durable and easy to take care of. Also, since Maggie Bags come in a variety of sizes, there’s a bag for every woman’s style.
Maggie Bags: Any special events we can let folks know about?
Heather: Knoxville has something super-cool called “First Friday”. It’s similar to a gallery walk but is basically a call to all art lovers, artists and the community to come support artists in downtown Knoxville. Many of the businesses in Market Square and downtown Knoxville participate in this each month.
October First Friday marks 10 years of First Fridays in downtown Knoxville, so Bliss wanted to do something special. From 6pm to 9pm we are hosting an opening reception for Neon Indian Summer. Complimentary dessert will be provided.
Bliss presents Neon Indian Summer brought to you by Taylor Wilburn and Juli Jordan of the award-winning Bliss Design Team. Neon Indian Summer consists of handmade dream-catchers which Taylor and Juli crafted from recycled fabric and yarn. Each dream-catcher is created to capture the essence of the season by featuring this year’s most popular neon colors.
A big thank you to Bliss for offering unique and exceptional gifts, furnishings and chic clothing here in Knoxville! Be sure to visit them in-person or online.
Location: 24 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902 (map it)