Nikkou is a boutique with carefully curated womenswear, children's clothing and lifestyle pieces. Nikkou means sunlight in Japanese so I wanted to translate that feeling throughout the store design and on the shop floor. The clothing reflects the coastal location where life is carefree and slow.
For me sharing the feminine consciousness and the importance of women empowering women is magic. Nikkou is a true example of what can unfold when women support one another in whatever they want to do in life. There are so many strong women close to me and in the surrounding community hustling, I wanted to create a space that brought this hustle together. It simply isn’t a store, it's what it stands for that is important to me. The future really is female.
Nikkou was an idea that began most recently when I was working with the girls at Zulu and Zephyr as the sales and marketing manager. I have always had a burning desire to own my own business but I was yet to discover what that might be, I had looked into opening a small boutique years earlier but it didn’t work out.
One day in passing my good friend Nick (chief coffee drinker/owner of Tucker in the commons) mentioned to me that he was signing a lease for a new development in Casuarina, he was looking to open a cafe and it would be the perfect position for me to open a clothing boutique. I called the leasing agent that day and the rest they say is history. After many years working in wholesale and management I am looking forward to being back on the shop floor.