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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Shops that pass in the night 7

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Calico Jacks boutique, 45 Ghuznee St WellingtonI wrote back in March about Dunn Fashion opening a retail outlet at 45 Ghuznee St. That didn't last long, though I gather that Janet Dunn is stell selling her theatrical fashions from her workshop in Trades Hall (now terrorism-free for over 20 years). In keeping with the chaotic dynamic nature of retailing around the Cuba and Ghuznee quarter, the shop space was very quickly reoccupied, and has just re-opened as Calico Jacks boutique.

I haven't found a website for the shop yet (update: it does now - thanks Stephen), but if you're willing to brave the visual assault of myspace, the shop's owner "Dayv Death" has a profile there. They were fairly thinly stocked when I visited at the weekend, but they should have their full range in for their official opening today. They're definitely a streetwear outlet, selling t-shirts and bags with designs influenced by pulp culture, punk and goth, as Dayv's list of heroes ("stuntmen - wrestlers - pornstars") might suggest. It's a bit like Eyeball Kicks next door, but with fewer Tikis and more skulls.

5 Comments:

At 1:06 PM, August 01, 2006, Blogger Hadyn said...

I'm very sceptical about this one. When I went past on Saturday they were selling "official" Tool wallclocks.

Wallclocks!!! How very "pulp culture, punk and goth". The rest of the store smacked of emo to me. (Nightmare Before Christmas bags etc etc)

But I'll give it a chance.

 
At 9:23 AM, August 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those shops in that block are on very tenuous monthly leases which make it very hard for the operators to plan ahead with anything too grand, so if it doesn't please you rest easy that it probably won't be there for long.

 
At 11:14 AM, August 09, 2006, Blogger stephen said...

It seems Calico Jack's Boutique has a myspace page now too.

At the risk of being the guy who keeps finding bugs in your a-tags, your href for Dayv Death has got a leading zero in the url which is buggering up the link.

:D

 
At 1:21 PM, August 09, 2006, Blogger Tom said...

Thanks for the link and tag-spotting. When you find a myspace page via google the URL has all sorts of session ID rubbish in it, and the "MySpace URL" bit has no link so you have to copy & paste the text, with the subsequent risk of cockups.

Cheers.

 
At 1:32 PM, August 09, 2006, Blogger stephen said...

No prob - that aspect of MySpace is a complete pain in the proverbial.

 

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