New look, new era for Bayview Terrace

Claremont shop owner Dewi Groves, Chateau de Sable owner Stephanie Lemaire and Claremont shop owner Katie McDonagh with Jake Groves (5) Georgia McDonagh (7). Picture: Andrew Ritchie d408099
Claremont shop owner Dewi Groves, Chateau de Sable owner Stephanie Lemaire and Claremont shop owner Katie McDonagh with Jake Groves (5) Georgia McDonagh (7). Picture: Andrew Ritchie d408099

The children’s clothes designer was in Perth for the first time last week to launch her new spring/summer collection.

‘I found it was very family orientated and very friendly with good food, shops and a mix of elements,’ Ms Lemaire, who is based in Singapore, said.

Chateau de sable, which means sandcastles in French, opened about six weeks ago with Cottesloe resident Katie McDonagh and Dewi Groves, both mothers of small children, at the helm.

Mrs McDonagh, who is the brand’s head of retail in Australia, said she discovered the brand while living in Singapore.

The clothing shop is next two the former Caroline Christie and Empire Rose shops that have become one tenancy and is being converted in to a restaurant.

The Town of Claremont recently approved a change of use at the site to accommodate another eatery as well as alfresco dining.

Claremont has also installed pedestrian counters outside Empire furniture at the top end of Bay View Terrace and outside Mecca. The counters, provided by Nicholas Takacs from A Beautiful City, will help the Town understand pedestrian traffic behaviours in Claremont and provide information for event and promotion planning.

During July and August, an average 3133 people visited the Terrace with Friday the busiest day.

Most people came between noon and 1pm.