We're joining the ranks of many small businesses in British Columbia that are preparing to open up our shopfront to you, our customers! On June 5th, we'll be ready to welcome you back into our new normal here at Davie & Chiyo. You can book your appointment to visit our showroom here.
Things are a bit different around here, though—this blog post is intended to let you know what we're asking of our customers to keep you and us safe.
No walk ins, please
To ensure our team members and our customers are safe, we ask that you book your appointment online as we will not be accepting walk in customers at this time. This allows us to ensure we have time for proper sanitization of our showroom and sample pieces, and ensures you get our full attention.
Further, appointments will be scheduled to limit the amount of people in the showroom at any given point. These private appointments ensure a fewer number of people in the showroom space to allow for proper ventilation and sanitation between guests.
As such, we ask that you limit the number of people in your party for your appointment. Please let us know how many people you intend to bring along ahead of time, and we will advise if this is a number we can accommodate.
This is a frustrating reality for brides post-pandemic; we want our entire bridal parties present while we search for the perfect dress. Our showroom is small, and hosting several people would not be safe for our team members or for you. We would love to facilitate FaceTime or Skype calls to keep your nearest and dearest in the loop, and we appreciate your cooperation regarding this matter. Please reach out if you have any questions; we would be happy to discuss this with you!
New sanitation policies
Our sanitation policies have been updated to suit this new normal. These policies include a thorough sanitization of every sample accessory in between appointments, along with complementary hand sanitizer for all of our guests.
In between appointments, we will also be steaming our gowns to ensure no unwanted germs tag along in between customers.
Our team members will be wearing masks during your appointment, and we ask that you do the same. It can be uncomfortable, but these measures are in everyone's best interest.
We will be operating with reduced hours until further notice. We'd love to have you by the shop between 11am and 5pm on Fridays and Saturdays; we welcome virtual appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
We're really looking forward to having you back in the shop, and to helping you find your dream dress and accessories. It's been a long time coming!
xo Davie & Chiyo