Clockwise from top left: Tee Dress $79.95, A collection of vintage dresses, A collection of cure stocking fillers, Frankie 2014 calendar, Tartan shirt dress $89.95, Status Anxiety Clip Purses $39.95
A friend recently posted a sign on facebook encouraging people to support local business by buying christmas gifts close to home. For those of us who live in small towns, it is the local businesses that contribute to the ambience of such places. They are run by our next door neighbours, not large corporations, and many in turn like to support small local designers by stocking their goods. There is usually more individually in such gifts, never more so than in a darling little clothing boutique in Kingscliff, NSW called Raggedy Anne. I asked Rosie a few questions about her dream shop to share with you...
1. Tell us a little bit about your shop...
Raggedy Anne is a small beachside boutique in Kingscliff, specialising in ladies Australian designer fashion, pre-loved and retro clothing, and quirky hand made accessories.
2. How did you choose a name?
It was one of my favourite childhood golden books.
3. What do you look for when choosing stock?
Anything different - whether it be the cut of a garment, or the yardage. It has to stand out and say "here I am".
4. What brands will people find there?
The Cassette Soicity, One Teaspoon, Mad Love, State of Georgia, All About Eve, Toi et moi, Fair Ground are just a few of my favs.
5. What sort of people do you meet instore?
People just like me - they want to be a individual and communicate that through what they wear. People who enjoy hand made crafts and cute accessories. People who appreciate being unique and enjoy it.
6. What do you love most about owning your own shop?
Having a dream and making it come true. Ive always wanted my own shop, to marry all the thing I love and put them in a shop and have other people like them too. Its totally a dream come true.
Clockwise from top left: One Teaspoon Crop Top, A selection of gorgeousness, Quay Sunnies $29.95, One Teaspoon shorts $99.