End of a fashion era
‘Heart-wrenching to say goobye to our lovely store’
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.”
Mid 70's Concept boutique store owner Nanette Carnachan toasts her move to Applecross.