We made it to 2021! Although it doesn’t seem like much has changed from 2020 I, for one, am grateful and thankful to have made it another year - and still be here going strong! In fact, going a bit manic if I’m honest.
The end of 2020 went crazier than I could have ever imagined which means things are looking pretty bare on the website right now but Sam and I are hard at work restocking as much as we can as quickly as we can. Having him helping out since opening back up from the holidays (a week earlier than expected) has been an absolute God send! #ShoutoutSam
While we’re working hard to get stock back where it should be, don’t forget! If there’s something you can’t find with us online, it might be available at one of our retail partners. Brick and mortar locations in the U.K. are still closed right now but most of them have online websites where you can shop for Young Mary’s goodies and discover some new independent brands to support while you’re at it.
Meanwhile we should be back up and running at full capacity in another two weeks! Until then, I hope you’re all having a lovely start to 2021 and thank you, as always, for being part of the Young Mary’s family and allowing our vision to stay alive.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Over the past month the Young Mary's family was able to raise over £230 to donate to equitysport and the amazing work they do in Sub Saharan Africa. 2020 has been a doozy of a year and while this Christmas won't quite be the same (at least in the UK) we hope this helps put some much needed smiles on very deserving faces.
It wouldn't have happened without all of you and we're beyond grateful for the love and support we've been shown this year and the fact we've been able to pass a bit of it on to a really good cause.
We wish everyone near and far a wonderful Christmas 2020 and a blessed start to 2021.
Young Mary’s will be closing for the year on 15 December 2020 and reopening 15 January 2021.
Any orders placed in that time will be dispatched on Saturday 16 January 2021.
For domestic UK orders, you have five more days to order for guaranteed Christmas delivery (order by 10 December) while all international orders are now stopped until the new year.
And don't forget! We’re still raising money for equitysport. If you haven't seen our posts already, equitysport is a charity that exists to advance equality, diversity and equal opportunity in and through global sport, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Between 15 November and when we close on 15 December, 10% of all Young Mary’s sales will be donated to this amazing organisation to help them carry on their work.
That's all for now!
I can’t believe we finally made it to December! What a crazy year 2020’s been.
We’re celebrating the end of lockdown 2.0 in style! Along with 9 other Afrocentric brands, Young Mary’s will be part of the ‘Inspired by Africa’ Popup at Boxpark Shoreditch 3-6 December. It’s a celebration of African clothing, art and design not to mention a great place to pick up some unique Christmas presents...for yourself :)
What: INSPIRED BY AFRICA Pop Up Shop
When: 3rd to 6th December 2020
Where: Unit 26, Boxpark Shoreditch, London E1 6GY
See you there!
Updates from Lola about Young Mary's.