DUGGAN ST A HUB FOR WEDDINGS
THE city’s newest bridal store opened its doors on Friday, giving women access to the latest handmade gowns from Australian and New Zealand designers.
Three Sisters Bridal Boutique is the work of Toowoomba entrepreneur Lizzi Meyer, her sister Rachel O’Neill and her sister-in-law Kate Meyer.
Lizzi buys the gowns and Rachel – a qualified seamstress – makes alterations to suit the buyer.
“I think something comfortable is very in,” Lizzi said.
“Done are the days of big, uncomfortable, tight dresses.
“People just want something that is comfortable and wearable for the whole day.”
The sisters have taken on a shopfront in Duggan Street that used to be home to Lorraine’s Hairdressing Salon – itself a bit of a Toowoomba institution.
They joined several wedding businesses in that pocket of the CBD, including Brides of Toowoomba and Ferrari Formalwear in Searle Walk, and Lizzi said the area was buzzing with activity.
“Duggan Street was a bit of a backstreet, but it is growing in popularity,” she said.