Retail Store we ♥ :: Vicki from in.cube8r @ The Valley
Tell us a little bit about your store (where is it)
This little pink shop is the first franchise of in.cube8r in fitzroy - it's located on Wickham st in fortitude valley, just down from the brunswick street mall, and right opposite the post office. All our signage is now up, so you can't miss us!!! We have 90 australian artists under one roof, and are the place for emerging artists to "test the retail market"
when/why did you open your store?
I was introduced to in.cube8r by an old friend on a weekend trip to Melbourne in January this year - and from the moment I walked into the store I knew I was in trouble!! As an artist i thought I'd love a cube, but as a passionate supporter of all artists, I knew Brisbane would benefit from having their very own in.cube8r. It was less than 4 months from the first visit to me opening my own store - twas a busy and frantic time in my life to say the least!
What labels designers do you stock in your store?
I stock nearly 90 different artists in the store, so narrowing it down to a few is too hard!! Instead I'll say that we stock artists specialising in clothing, bags, artworks, jewellery, pottery, ceramics, clutches, toys & magnets, just to name a few!!
Why do you love handmade so much?
Because things made by the hand come from the heart, not a machine
Name 5 feelings that your customers will feel when they enter your store.
overwhelmed, amazed, inspired, delighted & pink!!! (is that a feeling, if not it should be!!!)