Fiona Tiegs gets ready to open Rockhampton’s second Prima Donna store tomorrow, which will specialise in fabric and dance wear.
Fiona Tiegs gets ready to open Rockhampton’s second Prima Donna store tomorrow, which will specialise in fabric and dance wear. MEGAN LEWIS Ml

Independent fabric store to open

ROCKHAMPTON fashionistas looking to get creative now have more options than ever.

Tomorrow the city’s first new, independent fabric store in years will open its doors.

And Fiona Tiegs promises the fabrics will be funky, fashionable and fabulous.

It’s all part of Prima Donna’s expansion and a plan to add fabric sales to its list of services after noticing increased demand.

Previously the only option available to Rockhampton seamstresses was Spotlight.

Ms Tiegs, the owner of Prima Donna, said her second store would offer something different with a wide choice of fashion fabrics and exceptional service.

After running Prima Donna for almost 20 years, she said the city definitely had a market for a fabric store.

She will stock a variety of choices from silks to satins and even the fabrics used by Australian designer Alex Perry in his latest summer range.

Ms Tiegs is also predicting taffeta to make a triumphant return to fashion this year.

She has also sourced accessory trims that even she hasn’t seen before.

Ms Tiegs has previously completed a fashion design course and worked on the costumes for the musical Cats.

The new Prima Donna store is at 130 Denham Street, across from the Red Lion Hotel and will also stock dance wear.

The existing store will still operate from Berserker Street specialising in dance wear and fancy dress costumes.

“I’m very excited about the opening – I’m getting good vibes about it,” Ms Tiegs said.

“Rockhampton really needed a south side fabric store and it will be good for our clients. This premises was perfect.”

Spotlight head of corporate affairs Steve Carey yesterday welcomed the competition in Rockhampton.

He said it was great news for the city to have more variety.

“We’re confident in our range, plus it’ll keep us on our toes,” Mr Carey said.

Ms Tiegs invites everyone to the open day tomorrow as well as celebratory champagne at the shop from 4pm to 7pm.



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