I met Tanya more than 20 years ago when we were shopgirls at Shoo Biz in the Canberra Centre. Tanya's dream was to own her own store. She did it with Pretty Dog in Sydney's inner west. It's one of Australia's most beautiful fashion boutiques in a Victorian terrace, just off King Street. Pretty Dog stocks Australian and international designers and there's flattering light in the change rooms.
Not satisfied with one brick-and-mortar business, Tanya's taken Pretty Dog online and she also co-runs Sydney Sandal Company. (Small world, I was at a sample sale today in Brisbane and Anna Plunkett from Romance Was Born was there. She was wearing the black and olive Sydney Sandal Company Culburra sandals.)
In this episode, Tanya tells us what it really takes to run a business, having a child and that time she journeyed to the Outback to buy vintage.
Editorial note: Pretty Dog and Sydney Sandal Company are both friends of my TinyLetter What's The Wifi Password? I Need It. Don't fret, there's little cash, and much comment.