French flavour for fashionistas
The Western Suburbs Weekly tracked the construction of Claremont Quarter that just last week welcomed Chanel.
WITH more than 130 stores, Claremont Quarter has gone from strength to strength since opening on February 16, 2011, as Perth’s premier fashion and retail destination.
At the time 70 stores including “anchor tenant” David Jones, Sass and Bide, Morrison, Marcs and Alannah Hill were pitched as
the centre’s signature stores and six years on they are all still trading, with another 60 joining them.
The latest to pop up is French label Chanel, which opened its doors on Thursday.
It is the label’s second store in Perth.
The luxury brand will stock cosmetics and eyewear but unlike its flagship store King Street, it will not stock bags or clothes.
The house of haute couture was busy from the moment doors opened.
However, it has not always been smooth sailing for the Quarter, especially when it comes to food, with restaurants and bars closing, including former West Coast Eagles players Dean Cox and Andrew Embley’s restaurant Beluga, The Duchess, Atomic and Saigon Bistro.
The new Chanel store in Claremont Quarter.
Our report before the Quarter took off.