Union De­signer Wear on King

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Fashion -

ENGLISH-born Joanne Bartholomew fell in love with WA, mov­ing from the UK three and a half years ago know­ing she would never re­turn.

Af­ter notic­ing a gap in the menswear mar­ket, Bartholomew opened Union De­signer Wear in Dolphin Quays Ma­rina, Man­durah last July and has now opened a city store on Kings Street.

“I looked in the city orig­i­nally for pos­si­ble lo­ca­tions, then de­cided against it due to cost of rent at the time,” Bartholomew said.

“Then af­ter Christ­mas I spot­ted this King Street lo­ca­tion and knew I had to se­cure it; I’d moved in within the month.”

Union De­signer Wear is the only in-store Aus­tralian stock­ist of Lyle & Scott, Luke and Liam Gal­lagher’s la­bel Pretty Green.

It also stocks Farah Vin­tage, Hugo Boss Green, Fred Perry, La­coste, Diesel and Re­play.

“I have added train­ers and ac­ces­sories to the brand col­lec­tion where pos­si­ble, cre­at­ing a one stop men’s bou­tique for men who like to look stylish and ca­sual,” Bartholomew said.

There is a small chil­dren’s col­lec­tion for kids to match their dad in Fred Perry and La­coste, and Bartholomew will soon be adding a women’s range to com­ple­ment.

Union De­signer Wear owner Joanne Bartholomew.

With Des­mond Eddy

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