A lit­tle some­thing for the men of Yamba

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FROM the feed­back Michele Gal­lagher has had since her menswear shop Gal­lagher and Co opened, it seems Yamba didn’t know what they were miss­ing out on un­til they had it.

“I had an el­derly man come in when I first opened and he said it’s about bloody time some­one opened a men’s store here,” Ms Gal­lagher said.

“I was re­ally over­whelmed to be hon­est and still to this day peo­ple come in and say it’s so good to have this store in Yamba.

“They’ve em­braced it – it’s blown me away – I never thought there was such a need for a men’s store. It’s some­where they can go and they know they’ll find some­thing.”

Mrs Gal­lagher said the store sup­ports Aus­tralian-made prod­ucts, and stocks ev­ery­thing from youth wear to suits to dress­ing gowns and un­der­wear.

“They say I just need a bar at the end of the shop now,” she laughed.

Ms Gal­lagher said while her hus­band as a fifth-gen­er­a­tion farmer is more at home on their cane farm at Tyn­dale, her three sons, es­pe­cially her 26-year-old, pro­vide in­put on the styles she stocks in the shop.

“As a mother of four try­ing to find a bal­ance be­tween work and home life is a chal­lenge,” she said.

“My fu­ture for this shop is to be able to pro­vide a re­ally good ser­vice for men.

“I’m here for a good run so we’ll see how it goes.”

PHOTO: ADAM HOURI­GAN

STYLE: Michele Gal­lagher looks out from some of the menswear in new Yamba clothes store Gal­lagher & Co.

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