Friday, October 11, 2013

Gazebo Boutique of Penarth

I have a bit of a thing for long lost Welsh fashion boutiques, particularly those that existed during the '60s and '70s. This time period was something of a Golden Age for boutiques in Wales. Entrepreneurial types would open a premises and fill it with cool labels bought from London. They would often augment their stock with clothes made by local Welsh designers. Not only did customers have the opportunity to purchase all the latest trendy gear, they could also be pampered by a self-appointed fashion expert in intimate surroundings. One hotspot for fashion boutiques was Penarth. Gazebo, owned by Jane Elias, specialised in clothes for the fashion conscious lady. They sold dresses, slacks, cocktail and evening wear, coats, hats and lingerie. This advert is from 1968.