Loud Lotte and the Jacket Shop to invade Claremont for a one-day pop up sale

Swanbourne resident and Perth designer Pia Bennett will set up a pop up shop in Claremont for a limited time only. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d488921e
Swanbourne resident and Perth designer Pia Bennett will set up a pop up shop in Claremont for a limited time only. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d488921e

|THE founder of Loud Lotte and The Jacket Shop, Pia Bennett, will bring her label to St Quentin’s Avenue on December 5 for a one-day pop up sale.

Based in North Fremantle at Queen Victoria Street, Ms Bennett’s jackets and childrenswear designs will be available to try on and buy in Claremont.

“We have more of an online presence, so it will be nice to show all the new stock that’s come in, especially ahead of Christmas,” she said.

The Swanbourne resident initially designed and sold high end fashion jackets but launched her kids brand in mid-2016 after she realised there was a gap in the market for older children’s clothing.

She said her kids wear designs were ethically brought to life in a small factory in Vietnam.

“I started out as a visual artist, studied fine art and always made women’s things like jackets and garments, and then the kids wear is a progression in the making,” she said.

“There was a gap in the market for older kids, especially with pretty dresses for girls beyond ten.”

Ms Bennett said her brand was a culmination of her love for visual arts and fashion design.

Block-coloured unique garments that were not necessarily ‘in trend’ was Ms Bennett’s vision when designing her younger range.

“My focus was to use block colours and to open up the garment, seeing trims, and it being something special rather than some fad you put on,” she said.

Ms Bennett said she had plans to one day open a retail outlet, but would make it small and interesting rather than a big and commercial enterprise.