On Tuesday we had a lovely customer, Kade. He livened up a cold day by asking us for a special request.
Along with his kilt order, he added a little note saying: ‘Please include drawing of a dinosaur fighting a giant baby alongside the kilt. Thank you greatly for this.’
Our artist in house, Gary, couldn’t pass up such a tempting opportunity to get involved. Here’s what he came up with:
We have a goal here at buyakilt.com to be the best place to buy a kilt. That’s a big, scary goal, but then that’s what goals should be! Something to challenge you and make you do better.
Big goals are achieved through small steps. Today, we made some small steps to achieve that. We simplified our top navigation.
What We’ve Done
We’ve spaced out the items a little bit, and we’ve used fewer words for each product group. For example just ‘Hose’ instead of ‘Kilt Hose’. We think this makes it easier to scan the list and find what you’re looking for.
We’ve also grouped products into simpler categories. For example, previously in the Sporrans category, we had sub-categories for ‘Full Dress Sporrans’, ‘Semi Dress Sporrans’ and ‘Leather Sporrans’. Now, we show you all our sporrans, and you can filter down to the specific style if you want to. It brings the products closer to you, and therefore should make it simpler to find the product you’re looking for.
With St Patrick’s Day on the horizon, we’ve made it easier for you to find the items you need with a whole new category dedicated to all things Irish.
Visit our Irish Kilt Outfits and Accessories category today for specialist Irish outfits, including our 6 Piece Irish Outfit for under £80!
We’ve popped together a wide selection of accessories including the Irish Leather Sporran and Irish Claddagh Buckle to complete your outfit and show your heritage proudly.
For a great source on all things Irish and St Patrick’s Day visit www.stpatricksday.com
You’ll find a whole host of interesting facts and helpful articles to help you celebrate. You’ll also find a 10% discount code to use at buyakilt.com
For babies, it is especially important that they will be comfortable in their clothes, so we’ve found a kilt outfit that is perfect for little ones. This outfit includes a Velcro fastening kilt that can be easily adjusted, a sporran that can be gently tied with a leather lace, and soft, cotton mix kilt hose and ghillie shirt, so you can be sure they will be happy, and cute as a button, all day long.
What’s even better is that that the whole outfit, (excluding the sporran and leather lacing), is machine washable, so no matter how messy your little one might get it can be easily put in the laundry ready for next time.
This outfit is available in 40 different tartans and to fit tiny tots age 0 – 3 years. We know that a cream ghillie shirt and hose aren’t always what you’re looking for, so this outfit also offers a black option. With so much choice there’s something for everyone, whether it’s your special little guy and his first proper kilt outfit, or a little princess who wants to feel and look special, too.
This outfit all comes packaged together in a gift box, so it is also perfect as a present; we’re sure your favourite expecting parents would feel very lucky to receive this outfit. You can find it in our childrenswear category with all our other kids clothing for you to choose from.
We work with a number of carriers to be able to offer our customers the fastest and the cheapest delivery options, at times five or six different shipping methods were offered for shipping, you can see how this may have been confusing.
We’ve simplified shipping into no more than three methods, now offering Economy, Standard or Express delivery.
What do these shipping methods mean?
Economy may be the slowest method, usually 2nd class. It’s untracked so no signature will be required upon delivery.
Standard is a 1st class service. Depending on the size and value of the parcel it may go untracked.Delivery in the UK is usually 1-2 working days but as a standard service is not guaranteed.
Express If you’re in a hurry, this is the option to go for. We’ll use Interlink Express for next working day delivery in the UK and FedEx or Interlink Express for worldwide deliveries. Express service will often be next day for USA and Canada.
Cost of shipping reduced by up to 30%
In reducing these options we have found that the cost of shipping to the customer is now reduced by between twenty and thirty percent.
We’ve combined a few of our shipping options to get our new shipping rates, this has led to a reduction in many of the shipping charges, we’ve passed this directly back to the customer.
Our custom ladies shawl is made up in your chosen tartan. With hundreds of variations available you’ll be able to wear the tartan of your clan, or an equally stylish colour combination such as the stunning Isle of Skye tartan shown in the picture below.
Top recommendations for shawl wearing
- Wear over a jumper for added warmth
- Add a chunky brooch to hold in place over your shoulders
- A great way to add tartan to an outfit
- Suitable for formal and casual occasions.
- Drape across your shoulders and pin at the waist for use as a sash.
A versatile and stylish shawl is a key piece for a ladies wardrobe.
A range of stock tartans are kept if you require something a little faster.
With just under 2 weeks until Burns Night (25th January) we’d like to give you 10% off your next order.
Just enter the code burns10 at checkout to get 10% off your order.
Get 10% off all of your essentials for the big night including….
8 yard kilts
and Ladies Sashes
For more information on Burns Night and how to celebrate, view our latest article to our info centre.
Guest post by Vera.
Tartan, especially red tartan is so Christmassy. Here are my favourites.
1. Tartan scarf
The Royal Stewart (red) tartan scarf is top of my list. It’s so easy, everyone loves the colours, it’s practical and it’s easy to wrap. And it’s such a great price. A five star buy.
2. Royal Stewart Tartan Boxer Shorts
Boys of all ages expect boxers from someone at Christmas. I’m buying the red tartan ones and they’re cheap and cheerful. Think I’ll buy them a size up in case he eats too many mince pies.
3. Stewart Grey Dress Tammy
I usually ask teenagers what they would like as they won’t wear anything that isn’t current. Black and white is big (again!) and so this tammy in black and white will please her. And if she won’t wear it, I know her mum will.
4. Royal Stewart Casual tartan trousers
Pyjamas are another must at Christmas. I’m buying the red tartan to look festive lounging around the Christmas tree. They look so comfy he’ll probably wear them all through Christmas day too. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
5. Tartan Rug
I’m buying one for myself and I’ll have it on hand for those precious few moments snuggling on the sofa.
Watch out for your Christmas treat when you open your next order. From now until Christmas we’ll be sending a little something with all parcels dispatched from our warehouse. Just a wee thanks from us all at buyakilt.com.
If you’ve not viewed our latest newsletter with a few Christmas gift ideas click here to see the latest edition.
Two new styles of ties added to our childrenswear category, a ruched tie and a custom made tartan tie. These are the perfect way to finish off an outfit and excellent for matching with an adults outfit.
The custom made tartan tie allows you to select from the thousands of tartans and fabrics available in our tartan database. This is a great option for wearing with a matching kilt, tartan trews or other formal trousers. Just in time for Christmas and Hogmanay parties, this is the perfect way to add a little tartan to an outfit.