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Creative common room: New, non-profit, community fashion and homeware store
initiative, Upstairs Boutique, is the brainchild of Balclutha entrepreneurs Kayleigh
Broad and, absent, Annalysse Mitchell. Photo: RICHARD DAVISON. 628368519
It's all going
Community NFP boutique
By RICHARD DAVISON
What: New, non-profit, community
fashion and homeware store
initiative, Upstairs Boutique.
Where: Level One, Post Office
Building, John St, Balclutha.
When: Opens Monday, September
Who: Brainchild of local
entrepreneurs Annalysse Mitchell
and Kayleigh Broad.
How: Those with creative items or
quality second-hand clothing to sell,
or who can volunteer time and
enthusiasm, should contact
Annalysse on 027 315 3992, or
Kayleigh on 027 944 0113.
Web: Find Upstairs Boutique on
Local entrepreneurs and crafts-
people are being called to unite in
the heart of Balclutha to bring about
an artistic community revolution --
of the bloodless sort.
Face, Body & Beauty owner Anna-
lysse Mitchell and Clutha Dance
teacher Kayleigh Broad have joined
forces to launch new, non-profit
community initiative Upstairs
Boutique in their shared Post Office
building premises on John St.
Having worked in flea markets
during her time in Perth, Australia,
Broad wanted to bring something
similar to Balclutha.
Several late night cups of coffee with
co-founder Mitchell later, and
Upstairs Boutique was born.
The concept, says Broad, is simple.
''It's a creative shop for local
entrepreneurs to showcase and sell
their products,'' she said.
''We plan to specialise in up-cycled
fashion, homeware and quality
second-hand clothing, but we're
willing to listen to anybody making
magical things who needs an outlet.''
Where Upstairs Boutique differed
from other, similar enterprises was
in its not-for-profit, community
''Items sold through the store will
pay a small commission to cover
costs, with surpluses going towards
our community project fund,'' Broad
Future community projects suppor-
ted by the fund could include
creative workshops, street events
and night markets, she said.
''We know there are heaps of
creative people out there, so we hope
this project can both act as a forum
for them, and become self-
perpetuating, spreading the creative
bug in our community.''
Local craftspeople and volunteers
are also being sought to help man the
store during opening hours.
Upstairs Boutique's doors open on
Monday, September 16.
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