End of a fash­ion era

‘Heart-wrench­ing to say goobye to our lovely store’

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - By ROSANNA CANDLER

IT was a bit­ter­sweet farewell for Mid 70’s Con­cept owner Nanette Car­nachan when she closed the doors to her Bayview Cen­tre bou­tique for the last time on Satur­day.

The for­mer fash­ion heart of Clare­mont will un­dergo six months of con­struc­tion be­fore a new Bun­nings hard­ware store takes over the cen­tre later this year.

Af­ter mov­ing to the cen­tre for its grand open­ing more than 24 years ago, fash­ion designer Ms Car­nachan said it was only fit­ting that she stayed un­til the very end.

“To have to say good­bye to our lovely store has been heart-wrench­ing,” she said.

“It has cer­tainly been dif­fi­cult be­cause the Bun­nings ap­pli­ca­tion was with the Town of Clare­mont for a cou­ple of years and we didn’t know whether it was go­ing to be passed or not.

“We have been on an up and down ride, but all in all it has been fab­u­lous for me here.”

Ms Car­nachan said she in­vited her loyal clien­tele to en­joy a glass of cham­pagne on her last day of trad­ing to toast the next chap­ter of Mid 70’s Con­cept.

“We are not ac­tu­ally say­ing good­bye, we’re say­ing: ‘We’ll see you at our store in Ap­ple­cross’,” she said.

“I am of­fer­ing free taxi vouch­ers for my west­ern sub­urbs clients as well as run­ning fash­ion shows, cof­fee in-store and per­sonal stylists.

“You wouldn’t be­lieve how many peo­ple have come up to me and my won­der­ful team to say they will see us at the new lo­ca­tion. It has been re­mark­able.”

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d432548

Mid 70's Con­cept bou­tique store owner Nanette Car­nachan toasts her move to Ap­ple­cross.

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