Fashion studio, Copella, was almost a coffee shop before Christine Batskos’ daughter Anne stepped in.
With a background in fashion, Anne spotted a gap in the local women’s fashion market: affordable, quality clothing that ‘wasn’t about the latest trend’. And so, ‘Copella,’ which means ‘lady’ in Greek, was born.
The shop is now run by Christine, after Anne returned to Melbourne some years ago. Copella is about providing ‘style for every occasion, every season, every day’.
“Style never dates,” Christine says. “I have customers who are still wearing things they bought five to seven years ago. And, they’re still receiving compliments.”
After nearly 13 years of doing business, Christine has decided to hang up the measuring tape. Copella is for sale and retirement is calling. Christine is looking forward to joining a number of local community groups and focusing more on art and drawing.
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