The 2016 street festival season has kicked off and – despite the crazy, wild weather, we’ve managed to survive the winds and Super Furry festival, Norton St Italian Festa, Penrith Real Festival and Double Bay Festival are all done and dusted!
We still have a few more coming up including Avalon Market Day on 20 November 2016.
Today marks four years since our very first pop-up with Haus of Harley so we took a look back for a cheeky comparison to how we look now.
It’s been a kick-ass four years – thanks for all your support!
We couldn’t resist sharing some pics of the visitors to our pop-up shop on Saturday. The weather was beautifully warm and brought out some happy smiles on both two-legged and four-legged customers! We even had a visit from a gorgeous bunny!
We don’t even have words to say how blown away we are by the response to our stand at the 2nd annual Sydney Dog Lovers Show! We’re beyond pleased that visitors not only enjoyed the shows, information and dogs, but that so many visited HOH and grabbed a bargain with our show-exclusive $5 Pop-up Silicone Bowls – or one of our new collar and lead designs.
Though we were flat-out busy, we managed to squeeze in some catch-ups with our colleagues from Personalised Pet, The Sophisticated Pet, Gourmet Dog Barkery, Appealing Images, Paws for Thought Rescue, Wooftastic Tasty Treats, Pods4Pets, Pawsonality, Save Our Strays and RSPCA NSW. We have to thank these guys for the love and support too!
When the opportunity arose for HOH to join a host of other fashion retailers in Westfield Sydney we couldn’t resist! 100 Squared brings the very best pop-up retailers (including fast-fashion, jewellery and beautiful LUKA Candles) to Westfield Sydney – located directly beneath the Sydney Tower – and meshes it seamlessly with affordable staples such as Zara, Supre, Cotton On and General Pants. It’s truly a melting pot of styles, tastes and budgets as upstairs you will also find iconic fashion-houses like Prada, Luis Vuitton and Chanel.
Our pop-up will only be in this location for a limited time so drop-by and be sure to check out our new collar and lead styles as well as grab our new Barking Basics Roundie Beanbag Bed at the special introductory price of $60.00 AUD.
Wow – what an epic Sunday! Haus of Harley took part in the annual Ku-ring-gai Dogs’ Day Out at St Ives Showground. This is one of our favourite events as it’s always so much fun to see so many puppies walk away with some new HOH swag.
A few even we’re lucky enough to win themselves a Barking Basics collar and lead set.
We were also at Eat Shop Love at Macarthur Square where our Darby’s Doggie Delights free-range Chicken Jerky treats were a hit with the Campbelltown doggies. It was awesome to see so many shoppers out embracing the day despite how chilly it was!
Perhaps the busiest day on the Haus of Harley calendar every year is the RSPCA Million Paws Walk. We’ve been lucky enough to have been a part of this event now for the last 3 years and we love it.
Seeing people and their dogs enjoying themselves and supporting a great cause is amazing. It’s always busy day for us with so many people dropping by our stand and 2015 saw a lot of fittings for our Barking Basics Soft Mesh Harnesses and Collars – so much so that it was over before we knew it!
We always have a great time and can’t wait to be a part of this awesome event next year!
Judging by these pics – it seems purple was the favourite colour choice this year!
I think most involved in the pet industry know that it can be a very exciting and fast-paced one – and also quite competitive (we are running businesses after all). The team at HAUS OF HARLEY spend a good deal of our time bringing our product to customers via shopping centre pop-ups, trade shows and boutique market events and we absolutely love doing this – but it can be a bit “business, business, business” at times. That’s why we get so excited when invited to charity fun days like the excellent Dogs’ Day Out at Boronia Park, Epping to raise funds for Taloodles.
Taloodles is a relatively new non-profit devoted to acquiring and providing training for Labradoodles to act as therapy and assistance dogs for people suffering from cognitive, intellectual, neurological or physical impairment. These special dogs can be trained to perform specific tasks but a lot of their “assistance” comes from providing unconditional love and companionship to their companions. Each dog undegoes six months of training at a cost of around $7000 and Taloodles then provide these wonderful animals free-of-charge to those in need.
We couldn’t be happier to support such an awesome cause and help to raise further funds to allow Taloodles to do what they do and the added bonus is getting out in the sunshine and up close and personal with all the four-legged shoppers! It’s very easy to get stuck in a number-crunching headspace when you run a micro-business but Dogs’ Day Out certainly reminded us why we love doing what we do!
Here’s a pic of just one of the cuties we helped dress on the day! The ‘ALEXIS’ Ruffle Party Dress was our most popular item of the day – and it’s no wonder when the purple and pink colours stand out so well on the dogs!