Despite the fact we're in a massive recession and people are dropping off the face of the business world every which way you look, James Dobson (aka Jimmy D and former employee of the late Stenbeck and Morse) and Vicky Chan (owner of online store General Cucumber) are throwing all caution to the wind and opening up a new store in K Rd's St Kevins Arcade.
You could say the pair have a vision...
The pint sized store (it's only 15 square metres) will house a collection of eclectic and unique clothing, accessories, fragrances, candles, books and magazines, from designers as varied and far flung as A’N’D (London), Bernhard Willhelm (Paris), C.Neeon (Berlin), Commence (Auckland), Hansel from Basel (Los Angeles), Jimmy D (Auckland) and Kitsuné candles (Paris) among others.
“This is about creating the store that we have always wanted in our own city”, says Chan, “We’re creating a place where everyone can find something: from a quirky pair of socks to a special scent to a one off piece from a European designer exclusive to us. We aim to give you butterflies when you walk in!”
“The store is a realisation of both our personal styles: some days I feel like dressing in numerous layers of black, and other days that seems ridiculously serious, whereas Vicky is more offbeat yet pretty in her choices”, says Dobson, “Our selection encompasses that entire spectrum, blurring the line between light hearted whimsy and seriously intellectual – we are not interested in watering anything down”
The store opens on 19 March, with an online store appearing soon after. Check out developments and updates on the Children of Vision blog.