I went to Nordstrom Trend Show event today. Burberry booked me for the event so I stopped by. I ended up getting a few things although I didn't see any new stuff. Every time I asked for an item. The MA said, "oh I have to check if they have it." I ended up talking up the visiting MA. I asked him why so many things were out of stock in the store and online. He explained about another company taking over the manufacturing and that they were trying to sell off all the old stock and they were making a transition to the new company. He said all the popular products were sold out. Basically, he confirmed what was said here. I asked when they would have stuff back in stock. He said that around July 1st they would have a new collection with a teal shadow and I think bronze??? not sure on the other shade because the teal really had my mind spinning. He also mentioned a Fresh Glow in 4 shades and one would be bronze and that the bronze would be really good on me. He said everything would be launched or relaunched in September (meaning the regular line (with the new manufacturer) would be back in stock in September.
As I type this it seems weird, a teal shadow?? I'm not even big on teal shadows but I'm definitely intrigued as Burberry doesn't really do shades like that. But this past Spring Collection with the bright colors was really great.
This might be the best thing. I love Burberry's neutrals but I don't know how much attention they attract. I think having a limited edition collection with brighter colors may do the trick. It might lure in a new customer who will end up buying from the permanent line as well.
As I used my other shadows, I realized I needed a pink shadow, so I kept it in mind for my next shopping trip to Burberry. I ended up getting Tea Rose. It looked nice when the MA tried it on me and I bought it. The only thing is liked my Tom Ford eye quad that I was wearing at the time and I couldn't get those colors back. I think I like the sparkly shades for weekend wear. I was thinking, I wished Burberry carried a few sparkly shades but I don't know if it would be in keeping with their line. Maybe they will do so with a limited edition collection.
Anyway, sorry for the long story. I bought:
Tea Rose eyeshadow
Heather lip gloss
Brown Sugar lipstick
Wanted Chestnut eye shadow but they were out of stock
GWP - black makeup bag, cinnamon and cameo rose mini lipsticks, lipstick sample pack, concealer sample pack, full size Sepia gloss, full size Nude Gold gloss.
So to sum up - if something you want is out of stock, it will probably return in September and a new collection is coming out July - maybe end of June.
edit- Oh I asked the MA about Rosewood lipstick and he said it was the color the models were always wearing in the ads. I think I may try it next time as it looked like a nice neutral.
Edited by Icecaramellatte - 5/11/13 at 3:55pm