Name: Lexi Poppy
Job Role: Sales Assistant
What does your current job involve?
Assisting Cecilia the Guildford manager in the day-to-day running of the boutique and helping customers find their perfect jeans!
What are your biggest achievements?
I’ve never been sure what I wanted to do so finding a job that I love and keeps me happy is an achievement in itself. I’ve learnt so much from Cecilia and genuinely enjoy passing on that knowledge to new staff and customers.
When/what was your big break?
Getting my job at Donna Ida last year. It’s so different from any other boutique; it’s a very happy and bubbly place to work. Also meeting new people every day, you never know who’s going to come through the door.
What is the best part of the job?
Often customers come in looking for a whole new outfit for an event such as a concert, birthday, christening; I like creating outfits and showing them new shapes or colours they wouldn’t usually go for. You know when you’ve got it right if they leave the shop wearing something they just bought or with a huge smile on their face.
What is your past experience?
I’m still quite a young chicken and very quickly decided that University wasn’t for me so I dropped out after a few weeks. I worked at River Island for six months prior to getting the job at Donna Ida, a completely different job and experience in a good way!
What are your everyday essentials?
Definitely my Citizens of Humanity skinnies for everyday, they’re my ultimate comfort jean. I also love unusual patterns and have a favourite pair by Mother which have random pictures of apples and crabs on. I’m also a hoarder for bracelets so never leave the house without a handful on. Finally, I’m obsessed with Hanky Panky underwear!
What is your best industry advice?
Be open-minded when you’re shopping and always try everything on. Often with denim you can dismiss a pair by just looking at them but you never know they could be the perfect fit!
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