Haberdasher

Whilst cruising the streets of Quito, Ecuador I noticed the shops looked like they were all old-fashioned, somewhat like versions of the department stores from 'Are you being served?'.

The old display units were glass-fronted & specialised. My favourite was the haberdasher that is turning 200 next year & continues to be run by the same family. It consists of a large square floorplan with entrance stairs on either side and walls lined with glass-fronted drawers & shelves. A counter wraps around in a U-shape where you point & discuss your purchases with the sales assistants. Once decided, weighed, measured & cut, a receipt is written & taken to the cashier cubicle for payment. Fantastic!

Things for sale: ribbons, beads, thread, zippers, buttons, elastic, swing machine parts, needles & pins, tape measures, pens, fabric flowers, decorations, charms, yarn & knitting needles.

FILED 27, Feb 2012

  • SYDNEY SHOP & STUDIO 3.02 75 Mary Street St Peters NSW 2044
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY 10AM-4pm OR BY APPOINTMENT
  • 0429 589 982
  • SYDNEY SHOP & STUDIO 3.02 75 Mary Street St Peters NSW 2044
  • 0429 589 982
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY 10AM-4pm OR BY APPOINTMENT