The Fashion Years

The Fashion Years (House of Merivale & Mr John)

1955   Merivale started making model hats
1957   Shop in the Boulevard Arcade opens
1959   First House of Merivale fashion store opens in Sydney
1970   Purchased 194 Pitt Street Sydney. This venture saw the first foray into hospitality with a Thai tea café within the fashion building. At the height of the fashion success, there were 3 stores in Pitt Street, 2 in Melbourne and 1 in Canberra
1971   Purchased and opened Angel Hotel as a multi-level fashion house which also consisted of a restaurant and espresso bar
Early 90s, Merivale restaurant opened at Potts Point, on the corner of the now uber chic Macleay Street
1996   As the hospitality industry grew for Merivale, the fashion houses closed with early 1996 seeing the closure of the last fashion store