Kjole’s mother and daughter team have bought the polished casual flair of Danish designer labels direct to Hanmer Springs.
It’s been a successful first year for Kjole in the new Boulder Point Precinct. Owner Stephanie Suckling recently returned from Demark where she visited the Panorama Berlin, hailed as Europe’s fashion market place and met with the directors of Kjole’s eight exclusive labels. An emerging trend Stephanie noticed was for organic ranges such as sweatshirts and t-shirts, using organic cotton and dyes. Wide leg jeans were also hot. Next year, it’ll be daughter Penny’s turn.
Kjole’s exclusive Denim Hunter jeans are proving to be popular among customers. They are a skinny leg in 7/8 length with zips, great option for shorter legs, featuring three different colours, white, black and denim. There is also a new range of curvy jeans from the Danish label designed to stop gaping at the waist!
With fashion and racing a perfect match, Kjole will celebrate Melbourne Cup Day with its neighbour, Salt and Pepper café, in the Boulder Point Precinct. The fun, food and fashion parade takes off at 1pm – a chance for ladies to dress up and enjoy the fashion parade featuring labels Denim Hunter and Kaffe. Hairdresser Kay Brydon will host a presentation on teaming hair colour and style with summer’s winning fashion.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite and the Facebook page: Melbourne Cup 2018.
Kjole summer hours are 9:30am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 9:30am-4pm Sundays, or online at www.kjole.co.nz
The classic, clean and contemporary collection at Kjole has a focus on timeless style, with its exclusive range of Scandinavian clothing.
Kjole, meaning ‘dress’ in Danish, is located at the new Boulder Point Retail Precinct in Hanmer Springs. Mother and daughter duo Stephanie and Penny Suckling opened the store in December last year.
Predominantly importing clothing from Denmark, Stephanie was introduced to the clothing range and was so impressed by the quality, comfort and style, she was eager to share her fortuitous discovery. “I worked in fashion leading up to starting this business, and the connection was established 20 years ago when we employed a young Danish boy, whose brother is part-owner of the Danish clothing company and he offered us the opportunity to introduce the range to New Zealand.”
While aimed mostly at the 35-plus age group, there is also an Australian label called ‘Wite’ for younger shoppers, she says. “Penny and I enjoy and wear a lot of the clothing – the fabrics have a soft, comfortable feel. This range is great for women looking for something a bit different, while being fashionable and stylish with a pared- back look.”
Kjole has already attracted a loyal following of repeat customers, and the jeans are a favourite – mid-waisted, with the perfect amount of stretch. The team also provide a styling service and a friendly, welcoming environment.
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