End­ing two decades of fash­ion

The Invercargill Eye - - FRONT PAGE - MARY WITSEY

Mar­garet Ho­gan closed the doors on 20 years of women’s fash­ion this sea­son.

The Win­ton re­tailer, who owned Selecta Fash­ions, ended her ca­reer with some sad­ness but said the time had come for her to re­tire.

‘‘You can’t stay for­ever.’’ Cus­tomers from across South­land had called in to wish her well since her de­ci­sion to close.

‘‘Lots of reg­u­lar clients have said they’ll be sad to see me go.’’

Clients had come from far and wide to ac­cess her clas­sic women’s cloth­ing.

‘‘Peo­ple travel from In­ver­cargill and Christchurch to buy my clothes.

‘‘I’ve even dressed a 100-yearold for her birth­day.’’

Orig­i­nally called Win­ton Modes, the shop had op­er­ated in the town for about 60 years be­fore she took it over in 1996 and changed the name.

‘‘Women’s fash­ions have cer­tainly changed over that time - peo­ple have stopped wear­ing skirts so much and they like to wear trousers.

‘‘There’s al­ways been a lot of black but it’s nice to see some colour now.’’

Un­able to sell her shop, she shut the doors for the last time in mid-De­cem­ber.

‘‘Win­ton’s been a great place to have a busi­ness, the peo­ple have been great.

‘‘It’s the peo­ple that I’ll miss.’’


Win­ton re­tailer Mar­garet Ho­gan closed her busi­ness af­ter 20 years.

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