What a Ride!
I don’t love change, it’s a strange feeling to me. I somehow loose my confidence and second guess every idea, convincing myself it’s probably better not to risk it… and that’s the way it’s been, for the longest time.
But as the end of Kul Kul’s lease on Hay Street approached, so did the realisation that there was no chance of negotiating a better rent deal and it became evident I had two choices… have a fire sale, close and retire early or find a new location and give it another crack – global pandemic or not.
It became evident I had two choices… retire early or find a new location
Once I signed the new lease on a long-vacant space just around the corner from where we were, instead of fear, I felt a shot of adrenalin and a flurry of excitement as I embraced this change. All the incredible opportunities started revealing themselves at the thought of reopening Kul Kul in the heart of the action…
Shop A, 151 Rokeby Road Subiaco, to be precise.
The challenge today, is keeping the shop fully stocked and the shelves brimming with inspiration. After expanding, rebranding and restyling, Kul Kul Subiaco is a thriving boutique destination in the heart of Subi’s café strip. Our passing trade has also increased and I’ve met so many curious new customers and local business people that I would have never had met before if I didn’t take this risk.
It could be my experience, or the strength it takes being a woman in business, or the rush I get buying beautiful things from all over the globe that keeps me going, but whatever it is, Kul Kul is still sparking joy for me and I adore sharing that will my customers.
I love welcoming everyone personally, giving them time to take a moment out of their day to browse and enjoy discovering the constantly changing range of jewellery, gifts and fashion. I believe the most important part of the retail offering is personal service – which is one of the reasons Kul Kul is still a bricks and mortar store with no online shopping.
Next time you find yourself strolling through Subiaco, drop in and say ‘hello’ I would love to see you.