Winter recently issued the Rosebud Challenge, I decided to do a store overview for the new visitor.
I remember my first visit to BareRose. I wasn’t happy about going, as I have this odd quirk about marketing, and brand recognition, and to me a clothing store with the word Rose in it was not going to be my cup of tea. Don’t ask why, my brain just works that way, it’s the reason I pay up to $3 USD more on a product at Target then save it at Wal-mart. So there I was, waiting to rez, when I noticed Caliah Lyon on my radar. I then decided, if Caliah can stand around the main landing point for this long, I can give this store a shot. Then I rezzed.
To a first time visitor BareRose is overwhelming. They are stocked with a wide variety of clothing to suit any possible vision of avatar dream you can come up with. The store is prolific in content creation. At first a visitor is on overload, so many items, and each so unique its really difficult to get a sense of the place. My second visit there I was able to really explore and get to know the store, and it’s system.
As you can see at BareRose Main HQ landing point, you are greeted with quite a sight. All new releases are here for quick and easy access, events are held here, and if you turn your view to the other side you have information boards. These can easily overlooked but are worth checking out.
To the left of these is a BareRose staff board of all store employees. Then you have the info boards themselves, they offer teleports to various areas within the empire of BareRose, store events, and various relative information and news about your Second Life community. They also have a random raffle ball that hands out gifts, so there may be a treat in store for you.
BareRose is quite generous and to the side of the main landing point you will find a wide variety of gifts, and dollarbies. They can range from skins, clothes, and tools, to even towel racks for your bathroom.
BareRose employs an army of proficient staff to help you with anything you need. Their customer service I have found is superb, and always at hand. The main area is the best place to find them, look for them with their BareRose Staff title on. They are who you need to see when you also want to be added to the BareRose VIP group, just come to the store wearing a BareRose item you have purchased, and they will be more then happy to add you to group. The group is a great way to stay in touch with the new releases, events, and even gives you the right to use the VIP Sandbox, which last I was there had a great lucky chair, I heard a raffle ball nearby too so double the gifts while you work. Many times an item will only be available in this form.
Navigating the main store is a breeze when you know the system. First men’s and women’s clothing is on either side of the main area. Once in side an area, there are columns that set apart the themes so you can easily find items of a particular interest. When in doubt don’t forget your BareRose staff is on hand and waiting to help you in your quest from a simple sweater to the perfect outfit for a vampire.
BareRose Haute Couture is one teleport on the info boards away. A select boutique of formal, party, event wear, and accessories from stylish handbags, and jewelry to wedding bouquets. Take a seat in the center and relax while you shop for that big day, with choices from BareRose, to select offerings from other stores with affiliations with them. Located here is the Paper Moon outfit I blogged a while back to read that post click here.
BareRose also has many gathering places for you to enjoy, one of them is BareRose Spa. An area set aside for you to relax with friends, with beach access, grotto, and a nice area to get that special someone to pay back all their foot and back massages. At the teleport, you are offered Spa wear for $1 each. It’s a short walk away from the main area too if you need a chance to regroup while on a large shopping binge.
While I have featured only a few areas, there are many more. Check out their events, explore the store and you will never know what you will find next. With a little rezzing, and a savvy eye as to what to look for, your shopping trip will be a dream. Remember to never ever bug Ms. Dion, as you can imagine shes busy designing, and to direct questions and comments to store staff, or Tori Heart. Tori is a charm to talk to and is able to assist you. Check out her blog for BareRose news.
Teleports: BareRose Main HQ