Fine Fellow – is one of the City of Sydney creative spaces just opened on Foley Street – it is the brainchild of fashion blogger Giuseppe Santamaria and jewellery designer Clara Ho (above), Fine Fellow is a concept retail store that presents locally designed, handcrafted men’s fashion, accessories, homewares and gifts. Supporting its aim of making Foley Street a new fashion destination, Fine Fellow will also offer regular events and studio talks featuring local Sydney makers.
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A self-trained shoemaker and a boutique dedicated to ethical clothing are among the creative businesses moving into new City of Sydney properties in Darlinghurst this month.
As part of its successful creative spaces program, the City has redeveloped a series of vacant garages and loading bays under 66 Oxford Street into modern retail shopfronts facing the newly upgraded Foley Street.
Five creative businesses working across art, design, fashion, jewellery and homewares have been selected to operate the spaces that will officially open to the public on Saturday 6 May.
“Artists and creative workers are a vital part of Sydney’s cultural scene – not to mention the local economy – and we are always looking for ways to support them,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.
“With commercial rents rising, we need to provide affordable space for creative startups in the heart of the city or they’ll go elsewhere.
“Over the last five years our creative spaces program has given more than 35 businesses a home, injecting nearly $3 million into the local economy and attracting 85,000 additional visitors to Oxford Street.
“I’m really looking forward to welcoming our newest tenants to Foley Street and seeing the contribution they make to the area over the next three years.”
The City’s creative spaces program launched in 2012, offering affordable office space at 66 Oxford Street to 14 emerging creative businesses.
Since then, the City has also made space available for artists and creative workers in its properties on William Street in Darlinghurst and at Waterloo Library.
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