Fashion designer VELVET SUSHI is moving out of the New Edition book shop to 16 Wray Avenue where it will share space with MADAME BUKESHLA.
Designer Deborah McKendrick will take up residence with textile designer Trish Bygott and partner Nathan Crotty.
I am really very sad to hear that the magnificent NEW EDITION bookshop in Fremantle High Street will close its doors at the end of February. New Edition has been a true Freo ikon for many years, and is my favourite bookshop. Even when they were still at the Cappuccino Strip, New Edition had that special ambience, and that only improved when they moved to the much larger and more beautiful premises in High Street.
Of course the closure affects the Grumpy Sailor Cafe, who are looking for an affordable new location in the Freo centre, and also fashion designer Velvet Sushi, who will have to move.
It will be a truly sad day for Freo when New Edition leaves and I suggest we have a wake to thank and goodbye them.
To end on a more positive note; Hush Cafe is moving from Market to High Street, just two doors away from the Bodkins Bootery.
There are many Myer shops but just one MANY. That is the new name given to the MYRE retail incubation project by Spacemarket in the former Myer building at Fremantle Kings Square.
Go do some Christmas shopping there and support up and coming designers, artists, furniture makers, fashion, etc.
I am not sure what to call the retail incubation project at the former MYER building at Fremantle Kings Square, since they are not allowed to use MYRE anymore. Maybe something like CUBE, for incubation, or simply KINGS would do the job for a new name.
Anyway ‘MYRE’ is celebrating Movember with this cute artwork and open for business, including late night Friday trading, so pop in and buy your Christmas presents from our young creatives.
The Fremantle Fashion Collective put up the very impressive Runway Show at B Shed on Victoria Quay on Saturday evening, as part of the Fremantle Festival. Designers Anna Excell, Belle Bijoux, Daniella Caputi, Little Dove, Luka Rey, Monster Alphabets, Pekho, Sheree Dornan, Tindale, and Wild Horses all took part in showcasing their clothes. Because there were so many designers involved, I have put a large amount of photos on, to do justice to all. I hope they give some impression of the stunning show.
MYRE the all new retail concept at Fremantle Kings Square is doing very well, according to the shop owners I talked to today. They refute the negative comments that the place is struggling, telling me it is going really well, that they love working there, and that sales have past expectations. They are hoping to get a big boost over the Christmas shopping period that will be starting soon.
Go and check out MYRE if you are coming to the city for Fremantle Festival events on Sunday. MYRE is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am.
The official opening of the Fremantle MYRE retail incubation project took place at 10 am on Saturday with Mayor Brad Pettitt doing the unveiling of the space at Kings Square. A good number of people were keen to have a first look at what is on offer and most were quite impressed. There is some great handmade furniture, a florist has joined the other retailers, designer fashion and handbags are on show, as are hats, cute knitted cacti, T-shirts, and all sorts of clothing, craft, nicknack, and stunning arty aerial photos by Jarrad Seng.
The coffee at the cafe is great and the ambience very relaxing, so go for a browse and buy someone or yourself a present! MYRE deserves the support of the Fremantle community!
It is disappointing that there are already knockers of MYRE; it’s a white elephant, it won’t work, it’s only for young people, it’s hippy but hippy was the eighties, etc. Let me tell those knockers MYRE is hip and funky and full of positive and creative energy and it deserves a fair go.
MYRE is an incubator for new businesses, and in a worst case scenario all these people at least will have had a chance to network and in the future might want to collaborate at some stage, when Sirona Capital will start refurbishing the building. They might join forces and combine businesses and open a shop somewhere else in Freo. Fashion and flowers go well together, so why not combine those, art and fashion, art and flowers, art and cafe, fashion and cafe, there are an endless number of combinations one could come up with.
MYRE is good because it is not traditional shopping, it isn’t a market and it isn’t a pop-up shop. MYRE is fun, very Freo, and I love it!
I am not sure if it is naivety or my child-like appreciation for new things, but I am really excited about the new MYRE project at Kings Square that opened its doors this morning. There is such a variety of great little things, designer fashion, handbags, men’s ware, etc. and the coffee at CAFE is great too.
There is so much passion and hope in the project, young people working together to show their creativity and craft, and they deserve all praise and the support of the Fremantle community for giving it a go.
Spacemarket, Sirona Capital and the City of Fremantle collaborated on creating something special, innovative and very Freo, so go and check it out!
If you were at the official opening of the Jarrad Seng exhibition by Richard Woldendorp, check out the WAToday website! Lots of photos of the event.
It looks like the rain is going to make it a perfect Fremantle day for having a look around the shops, so instead of sterile shopping centres, head for MYRE at Kings Square, the new retail concept by the creative and innovative Spacemarket crew.
Have a coffee or haircut, or both, browse for fashion, just check out the variety on offer in a very different but great ambience.
MYRE was not yet ready when I previewed it last week but one could see the huge potential it has, so I hope for those who took the risk, and for Fremantle, that it will work out and that MYRE will become a huge drawcard for shoppers in the Perth metro area.
Also on show stunning aerial photos of Iceland by Jarrad Seng!
Doors open at 10 am.
One hundred and twenty stalls will create a huge Fremantle GROWERS GREEN MARKETS on Sunday at the South Fremantle Senior High School in Lefroy Street, so go and buy your vegies, fruit, bread and eggs, browse for art, craft and fashion, or buy breakfast and coffee from one of the many food stalls while enjoying live music and dancers.
If early mornings are your time of the day to engage in politics, why not question Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt who will be there at 10 am. Have a chat with him and see how he envisages Freo’s Future.