Saturday, 18 September 2010

Local Support

Great to have such a positive response to our store launch this week and it's always rewarding to have support from local media.

Here's a few links

Brisbane Times

and local marketeers

Felix & Slink

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Cloakroom Wintergarden opening night

Last night we celebrated the opening of our new store.

Thanks to everyone who came along.
It was a fantastic night, that included Camparis (Cloakroom recipe), an amazing ham (thanks to my mother in law), and an array of sweet delights from Jade at Cake Star.

Not to mention the well-dressed, well-heeled company who helped us christen the store and make the night so much fun.

A special thanks to my beautiful wife, without who's help the night wouldn't have been what it was.
Seen here with Paul Hunt - our favourite designer, and someone who wears a Cloakroom suit better than almost anyone.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Open for business!!

Our new Wintergarden shop is now ready and open.
Please drop in and say hi.

Contact details are:
3003 0916
Q226 Wintergarden,
Queen st Mall, Brisbane.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Cloakroom pop-up/concept store

It's been all system go here in Brisbane working on our new store which is just about to officially open.
We've taken over a huge 180m2 space in the Wintergarden (on the Queen st mall) which we'll have until the end of Dec.
This gives us a chance to try out a sized-up Cloakroom warehouse/gallery/shop concept and should be loads of fun.
The only problem has been knowing how to go about the fit-out. Given the short term of the lease we had to try and stick to a pretty tight budget.
Much of the credit goes to 'Josh the Shopfitter' (not Cloakroom Josh) who has been full of smart ideas to help our vision become a reality.

We also worked with Alex Lotzerstain from Derlot on a new colour to powdercoat his beautiful 'Bolero' lamp shapes, which are scattered through the shop and help bring the space to life. Much better than the dirty fluros that we inherited with the space.
*These are the same lights as our Surry Hills store.

Thanks Alex!