Christmas just 4 month ago,some people are already saving up for the next christens more so that 365 days of the year feels like a month now.In December a lot of shopping was done at shopping centres at Brown Thomas Department Stores.Just four months ago the department store saw more than 500 customers doing their early Christmas shopping.
Usually the Brown Thomas Christmas store is said to open around August and offers the most luxurious stylish festive offerings .Exclusive christmas lights, Christmas boxes decorated with the traditional christmas colours of white ,green, red and gold all currently make up the decorations at the luxurious Brown Thomas department store.
One thing that most people right now have to do is to budget!A lot of people misuse money and get themselves in trouble the following year.A financial advisor Thomas Mathews who spoke to the circular recently says ”you need to work out what you need to get, how much money you have and then bridge any gap between the two. You can download a Christmas budget planner and fact sheet from various websites like mabs.ie, to help give you a full picture of your finances. Once you have a clear idea what you will spend work out how you will cover the cost”.
If you have it saved already, well done. If not, work out how much you can put aside from each paycheque between now and the end of December. If you still haven’t reached your budget, try to trim your spending where possible.
When speaking to the circular one of the customer service operators Aoife McAbee said “In April we do not get a lot of customers but from August to December we call it the golden period for the store since the store gets 1 million euros of profit during that period”.
Ms McAbee said one aspect that makes the store unique to the customers this year is the window display. ”We as the marketing team we are working on this years theme,last year we were influenced by Dublin`s largest park St Steven’s Green Gate, “our marketing department spent the whole year of 2017 collecting souvenirs at the park and as you can see the green leaves and woods were all collected there’’.
The decorations were made to coil up around poles in the store and painted with the christmas colours. The stunning display is said to combine art, fashion and make believe across the eight dazzling windows .The Stevens Green gate as it is commonly known is said to be part of the Irish history. It is said to be the largest public park in Dublin created in the 1600.