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The Goods Dept, Jakarta's influential retail scene4/27/2011 04:05:00 PM
Stands among the international label stores, The Goods Department grab the attention and evoke curiosity of passers by. Behind the si...
Stands among the international label stores, The Goods Department grab the attention and evoke curiosity of passers by. Behind the simple design with concrete floor, this curated department store is a fashion attraction in the city. This newly opened space was all started by a pop up bazaar called Brightspot Market, which was nominated as “Bazaars You
C (Chris Kerrigan): My background is fine art photography, focusing on the conceptual genre and I graduated from California College of the Arts.
F: Does the love of photography inspires you to create the C&C project?
C: As I am
F: Then how do you come up with Brightspot Market?
C: That time, we saw that there was no outlet for local fashion designers to sell their merchandise, so we decided to come up with a platform that enables retail function and brings various forms of art together all in one space.
F: Can you explain about the team behind Brightspot Market?
F: Initially how often
C: To be held once every three (to four) months.
F: How about the consideration of location for every event?
C: we choose
F: Then after a while how does it evolve to Goods Dept. ?
C: From the
F: How about the idea of having Goods Cafe?
C: as part of that, we include Goods
F: Is there any specific target market for The Goods Dept?
C: Mainly is it the "cool kids" -the teenagers and younger working adults, but actually the brands here have quite a wide range of customers. We have some
F: Actually where does the idea of Brightspot Market & Goods Dept.
C: Goods Dept.
On the other hand, Brightspot market is inspired by Obama merchandise during
F: Is there any future plans for Goods Dept?
C: Now we are settled at Plaza Indonesia Extension, but after a year there might be considerations to move or just stay here. We will see later.
F: Last but not least, do you have any messages to independent local labels out there?
C: Our goal here is to support the creative minds, but people themselves should explore their own identity and try to be original as it is.
It was a nice conversation over a glass of latte at the Goods Cafe which lasted about an hour or so. Interesting to know a little bit of background information about the retail scene which has all the awesome brands in one space and how it develops over time. Moreover, the brands there makes me proud of the local design and fashion scene, i really am.
The Goods Department
Plaza Indonesia Extension 4th F
and do not forget to come by to Brighspot Market 2nd anniversary edition !
opening: Thursday April 28
open for public: April 29-May 1
location: Pacific Place 1st Floor, Jakarta.