Wanda MacInnes of Annebelle Design Apparel will soon be opening up a new fashion store in what is now Temptations Boutique on Inglis Place in Truro. MacInnes, of Lower Onslow, will be designing and manufacturing her own clothing line in her sewing studio, directly above the store. HARRY SULLIVAN – TRURO DAILY NEWS
TRURO - Out with the old and in with the new.
Such will be the case when Wanda MacInnes of Annebelle Design Apparel opens a fashion shop in the soon-to-be vacated spot currently housing Temptations Boutique.
"I plan to open a women's clothing shop as well," MacInnes said. "However I do carry some men's wear and some children's wear, as well. The biggest difference between their store and my store is that I am the designer and manufacturer of it right here, upstairs from where I will be located."
MacInnes has operated her apparel shop for the past four years out of her home in Lower Onslow. But her sewing days go back much further, from when she grew up in a house filled with sewing, knitting and quilting and she was using fabric remnants to design clothing by hand for her Barbie dolls, long before her feet could touch the sewing machine pedals.
"I have been sewing for 30 years, so, in saying that, I believe I have the skills of taking it to that next level of manufacturing for the retail store downstairs," she said.
In addition to clothing, however, MacInnes will also be carrying accessories such as such as handbags, hats, gloves, scarves, purses and belts. And, she will continue to carry the Clinique cosmetic line currently sold at Temptations.
"As well, we will be carrying and selling Vintage Jewellery, which is, as far as I know, not available in any other stores in Truro," she said.
MacInnes currently has a sewing shop above Temptations so the location of her new store will be more than convenient.
Beyond designing new clothing in that shop, she also does alterations and can create custom pieces should a customer desire.
Or, if you have a hankering to learn to sew, MacInnes also offers sewing lessons and loves to teach others how to operate the machines.
For those loyal Temptations customers who have come to know the store's staff, MacInnes expects to retain two or three existing employees from the boutique.
She takes possession of the store on Aug. 1 and hopes to be open for business in early September.