We’re heading to a new apparel store near the house for the first time in a while, but the excitement is tempered by the fact we’ll be having to deal with the new rules around the new retail model.
“The new rules mean the new clothes can’t be more than 10cm high,” says the owner of a local clothing store, who prefers to remain anonymous.
“They’re going to be much higher.
So there’s going to have to be some changes to how you can shop at the shop.”
The new model is the first step in an ongoing process to make the existing store more efficient and to ensure it doesn’t become a “big, bad shopping mall” as the title suggests.
“I’ve been trying to keep it as small as possible, so it’s not like we’re going down the runway,” says Anna, who has owned a clothing shop for three years.
Anna and her partner were hoping to start up their new store in December and plan to open it up in March 2019, but with the holidays looming, the store is in the middle of closing, and Anna says it’s still unclear when the shop will reopen.
The owner of the clothing shop told News24 the new model will be similar to the current model, with clothes going up in size and more clothes available.
“We’re going all the way to size 11.
We’ve got bigger skirts, bigger shorts, bigger tops,” Anna says.
The owner said she’s hoping to open the store in late February or early March, and said the store will have about 100 employees, although she was unable to give an exact number.
Anna says the store was hoping to have the shop open by the end of March.
“It’s kind of a big transition to have this store in our own backyard, which is a nice place to shop, but there are some things that we’re still doing that we think are really important, like having a more diverse selection,” Anna said.
“We’re also going to keep working on how we can make our store a little bit more affordable, so we’re aiming for that to happen by late 2019.”
Anna says she’s been making changes to the business to make sure the store stays a family-friendly place.
“We’ve had to look at everything, and we’ve been looking at different things,” Anna told News23.
“So that means we’ve got some big changes coming up, and the way we run it will change.”
Anna says she is keen to expand the store into a more family-oriented area, with new employees working on a more seasonal basis.
However, Anna says her new store will still be family-owned, and she hopes the change will help it survive the holiday season.
“I’m excited for the holiday seasons to come and have our store be a little more family friendly,” Anna added.
Anna and the store owners hope the new store, which will also be located near her daughter’s school, will be a good example of what kind of business owners can open a clothing store that also has family-friendliness in mind.
There are currently a number of clothing stores in Victoria, including a local brand called Bikini and a smaller one called Cute.
With the new system, the owners say they’ll be able to make their existing clothes more affordable and provide a better experience for the customers.
It’s hard to say how the changes will affect the store, but Anna says they will be looking at all options in order to make it a more appealing location for customers.
“I know the new customers want a more affordable store, and that’s one thing we’ll try to focus on,” Anna continued.
“And I know there’s a big demand for more family options.”
Anna said she hopes to see a number more clothing stores start up in Victoria as the festive season approaches.