Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Diary of a Self Confessed Shopaholic

Nothing thrills me more than finding that next bargain! 

When I decided to relocate to Nigeria in Sept 2010, after almost two decades away, I thought the worst things I would have to deal with were the usual suspects lack of constant electricity, the bad roads, or the general incompetencies I came across (although they did all help to make it a very frustrating year) it was the lack of REASONABLY priced products and services that was my worst nightmare! For a well renowned shopaholic like myself, it was beyond depressing that despite the frequent trips to Palms, Adeniran Ogunsanya Shoprite and City Mall the only time I actually shopped and bought an item of clothing was ONCE (ask me about that Blazer story later)!

Whilst it was pleasing to see that I could still find goods from some of my favourite high street stores (Zara, H&M, Topshop, Dorothy Perkins) it was extremely annoying that there were often at FIVE times the prices outside of Nigeria! As someone that rarely bought full priced goods even in these stores this was extremely hard for me to stomach even worse knowing most of those goods were purchased on sale or from outlet stores.

Following my NYSC year (that's a whole chapter in my book trust me!) I came back 'home' to London and resumed my old shopping habits like a child let loose in Hamleys on Christmas Eve! And despite the tough economic climates it was reassuring to find my old haunts still had those great bargains that ensured I did not need to spend a great deal of money to look absolutely fabulous. It was during one of my (many) shopping excursions that Tee's Bargain Corner occurred to me.

Tee’s Bargain Corner arose from the gap within the Nigerian market for services that sell high quality retail goods and products at a reasonable and affordable price to suit the pockets of the average Nigerian customer. Whilst there is a great demand for internationally sourced goods from the UK and USA, this often comes at an incredulous price to the Nigerian consumer. 
Tee’s mission is to deliver quality goods to the Nigerian consumers at affordable prices whilst also introducing similar levels of discount and promotions as is offered in the Western market.
Tee’s ethos includes offering further reduction to all prospective customers through promotional offers whilst seeking to reward loyal customers. At the forefront of Tee’s is the desire to guarantee a high level of customer service and satisfaction.

Tee’s specialises in providing goods and products for the every Nigerian; females and males; a university student with limited funds but a desire to maintain a decent appearance; an officer worker with meagre earnings who still wants to maintain a professional look; the family looking to have their children dressed in sensible clothing that looks great.

So it is with absolute great pleasure that I can announce that Tee's will be commencing operations in Nigeria from April 2012, the first venture will be showcasing some of our products at Le Petit Marche at GET Arena on Sunday April 29th, Time: 12 NOON - 7PM


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