TruffleShuffle Insider: Meet…Lucy

Hello Truffle fans!

Ever wondered who decides what we sell? Who crafts our designs? Or even who is the person behind the warehouse Superhero title? Well this is your chance!

Always looking for new and exciting ways to give you guys as much behind the scenes peaks as possible including our Instagram (@truffleshufflecom) piccys, we’ve decided to go a whole hop, skip and a jump further and start up a little series of blog posts that each month will focus on a different member of the TruffleShuffle team, letting you know what they do, what makes them tick and what they’re loving right now!

Kicking things off in this the very first feature, we have Lucy……

What do you do here at Truffle Towers?
I’m  in charge of seeking out and getting our hands on all the retro goodies on the site! Also making sure we have plenty available for you lovely peeps to snap up.
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How long have you been at TruffleShuffle?
I joined TS in October 2009 so it’s been about four and a half years which has really flown by!
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What do you like most about working here / best thing about your job?
It’s fun! Every day there are plenty of giggles and hunting down cool, retro merchandise is pretty much a dream job!
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What is your favourite tee current on the site?
My favourite t shirt changes on an almost daily basis as new designs are launched, but right now this classic Back to The Future poster tee is top of this list! I actually have this tee and love the looser fit, rolled sleeves and vintage print!
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When you’re not at TruffleTowers, what do you like to do?
To wind down, a nice pint of real ale in a pub garden can’t really be beaten! I also love a good gig, in the last month I’ve seen Goldfrapp, Lee Scratch Perry and Benjamin Clementine which were all top notch and as Bristol is great for music in the summer, I’m looking forward to plenty more over the coming months too! To compensate for my guilty beer pleasure, I like to practice yoga and pilates and am going to attempt the Bath half marathon next year (eeek).
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Name three things you like….
Lazy Sundays, Black and white movies, Fluffy cats
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Name three things you don’t like….
Driving in the snow, Mushrooms, Amusement arcades
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Favourite three films as a kid?
Karate Kid, The Land Before Time, Mannequin
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Who is your idol?
I don’t really have an idol as such, but I do have an enthusiastic appreciation for Jarvis Cocker
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If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I’d love to go to India, I think that would be a truly enlightening and magical experience.
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Which iconic TV/Film car would you most like to own?
Probably the Delorean, that’s pretty cool!
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What music are you listening to at the moment?
One of my most recent purchases, Mogwai’s new album, Rave Tapes is getting a lot of playing time at the moment. I’m also really loving the Africa Express, Maison Des Jeunes and Todd Terje’s It’s Album Time.
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If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
The obvious charity, holiday, home, gifts for family and friends. I’d buy a campervan, travel around the countryside and head to some festivals. I’d buy a lovely home with a music studio and little workshop for some crafty sewing projects and a nice big garden to grow tasty vegetables and sneak in a little pizza oven too.
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So there you have it folks! Stay tuned for plenty more staff insights and find out just who powers the TruffleShuffle machine.

See you next time with our next victim 🙂

xoxo

We love TruffleShuffle tees just as much as you do!

Working for the biggest online retailer of cool t-shirts, we see our fair share of amazing tees hit the shelves…! But which ones have stuck out? Do we have a favourite..and why do we love them so much? I’ve grabbed 10 minutes with a few of my favourite TruffleShufflers and asked them about their fashion tee-ndencies while they’ve worked here, and what generally makes them tick when it comes to the world of retro! Enjoy!

First up is James, the designer for TruffleShuffle (he’s the one responsible for all the cool t-shirts – so we should probably take 5 minutes to applaud his geniusness!)

Out of Print t-shirts

Favourite t-shirt ever produced? – Old Skool Gamer T-Shirt.  I’ve been a massive computer game fan since I was about 10, so to get the opportunity to design a T-Shirt featuring all my favourite consoles and controllers was a bit of a treat.

Favourite range you’ve ever designed? – Sesame Street is always really fun to work with, they’ve got such a versatile range of characters and we’re always allowed to do quite weird and wonderful things with them.  Whether we’ve got Elmo and the gang crossing Abbey Road, joining a rock group or even recreating the Trainspotting movie poster they always make it look cool!

What was your first t-shirt ever purchased from TruffleShuffle? – My first T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle was one featuring Pac-Man and one of the Ghosts taking over Tokyo, it managed to look retro and modern at the same time and is still one of the favourite items in my wardrobe!  It came from Chunk clothing who are always experts in doing weird mash ups with their characters.

Secondly we have the ever so beautiful Lucy, the buyer here at TruffleShuffle. She’s also responsible for all the coolness on the site – so be nice to her. If you want to bribe her into stocking something, chocolate and jewellery will definitely earn you some brownie points!

TruffleShuffle t-shirts

Favourite item you’ve ever sourced for TruffleShuffle? – The brand, Mr Gugu & Miss Go. It’s a really new, crazy, quirky and punchy range which makes a real statement. We like to keep things fresh and exciting on TruffleShuffle.com and this brand offers funky, psychedelic and kitsch retro influences, teamed with modern technology, creating cool, vibrant all over prints for an edgy, hipster look! My fave has to be the crazy cat!

Who’s your favourite celebrity ever spotted in TruffleShuffle clobber? – I think Cara Delevingne has a really fab look and always looks great in a retro tee!

Sum up TruffleShuffle in 5 words? – Nostalgic, Fun, Individual, Quirky, Awesome!

Next up is Amy, she’s responsible for overseeing the whole operation when it comes to your goods hitting the shelves…! She’ was the first ever member of staff here at TruffleShuffle (to be honest, I think she’s just waiting for the day we stock high heels…she doesn’t love us at all. It’s all about the shoes!)

Grease t-shirts

So the Goonies kick-started it all for TruffleShuffle, but what’s your fave retro movie? – Mrs Doubtfire (1993!)

What item from TruffleShuffle are you lusting over at the moment? –  http://www.truffleshuffle.co.uk/store/ladies-roald-dahl-matilda-tshirt-p-11883.html coming soon – can’t wait!

Who’s your favourite Disney princess? – Cinderella (Ultimate Disney glam!)

Next up is Iain, he’s in charge of marketing! He is responsible for all the cool stuff happening on our social networking sites.

Movie t-shirts

If you could be an extra in any 80’s film, which would you choose? It would have to be Star Wars in Return of The Jedi, getting to dress up as a Stormtrooper would be so much fun. I’d make sure I didn’t pump my head though. D’oh!

Out of all the TruffleShuffle tees you have, what one gets the most comments? – Most comments? Hmmm probably my Tommy Cooper T-Shirt, I think he’s such a beloved comedian and not too often seen on screen these days sadly. Seeing it instantly reminds people of how amazing he was perhaps.

Favourite band from the 80’s?  – WOW that’s a tricky one, torn between Metallica and Queen…I’m going to say Queen. I’ve always loved their sound and really believe they helped shape music even up to today. Legends.

Lee, our photographer wears aloooot of cool t-shirts so he’s next on our quiz hit list.

Music t-shirts

Biggest fashion faux paux of your childhood? Basin hair cut. My mum was so good at it though she didn’t need the basin to cut around

Last thing you bought from TruffleShuffle? Beastie Boys Robot T-shirt

Who would win in a fight…Superman or Batman, more importantly…why? Batman because as he is a member of the Justice League he knows all Superman’s strengths and weaknesses and habits, Plus Batman has possession of a kryptonite ring which would be able to leave Superman helpless.

There you have it…! All our favourite stuff summed up! What’s your favourite TruffleShuffle t-shirt, past or present?

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