Relatively new to the Junction Fair team, Janine opened up her vibrant store Zeblu here in June 2016, after closing her Sydney stores in Balmain and Glebe. Originally a local Janine grew up in Merewether, however was soon travelling around the world from Sydney to London making a name for herself in the fashion industry. Bringing together local knowledge and fashion styling experience, Janine has been able to create an exceptional retail experience for her customers.
On her return to Newcastle, Janine recognised The Junction as a distinctive niche for fashion, but also as a tightknit community that would help support and grow her business. Janine is friendly and approachable and believes it’s important to look after locals, but just as important to attract customers from outside The Junction community into the centre as well in order to showcase the variety of stores on offer and the friendly community created at Junction Fair. “It’s getting people from other suburbs and shires to come here and see the positive changes that have taken place at the Junction Fair”.
Janine is very passionate that there’s something for everyone in her store. Stock is available in a wide variety of sizes and diverse styles suitable for all ages: whether it is Formal/ Cocktail or Casual/Resort Wear. No matter the occasion Janine will personally help you find the right outfit and style you for all your special occasions and events. To keep her store distinctive and fresh, Janine makes sure her stock always has the latest seasonal trends focusing on events and occasions throughout the calendar year. If you pop in-store now you will find a great range of stock perfect for the Spring Racing Carnivals and Melbourne Cup. Come mid-November Janine knows her customers are setting off to tropical holiday destinations and relaxing by the pool and want to look good doing so. Make sure you view the unique range of Resort, Holiday and Cruise apparel. Knowing that there’s more to an outfit than the perfect dress, Janine also sells an array of jewellery, bags and clutches, sunglasses, hats and fascinators and lots more.
Janine likes to make sure her customers have an abundance to choose from with new stock coming in every week. And to ensure her customers get a one of a kind look, Janine only keeps limited stock in each size. She tries to stock a variety of ever changing labels to keep on top of new trends and new designers, which keeps her store diverse. Interwoven amongst the labels you will also find her own ZEBLU label, which she is slowly introducing. The ZEBLU label is designated to customers’ needs, styles that are constantly requested but Janine cannot locate in the wholesale market, e.g. dresses with sleeves. Also if you are looking for a bargain there is ALWAYS a sale rack in store, which is in align with the current Aussie season plus some northern hemisphere & trans-seasonal stock , that caters for customers that holiday overseas in a different climate.
So what are you waiting for, go check it out, you may find a unique surprise!