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Lifestyle : Ultimate Shopping 2012
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About four months ago, boutique shopping tour company Chic in the City put Filmer's Alexandria business on its route of high-end fashion shops and Lulu and I is now seeing a slew of new customers. ''It's lovely to get exposure,'' Filmer says. ''About 70 [per cent] or 80 per cent of the people who come on tours buy something. ''People then bring friends and relatives back after the tour.'' She says the tours give her a chance to have some fun with her customers. ''It's all about a glass of bubbles or a tea or coffee as we look at the products,'' she says. ''Girls just love it.Wegetalotofwomenaged35to 45, particularly mothers and young corporates looking for a fun day out.'' Shopping tours range from the small, such as Chic in the City, to larger operations that visit discount- clothing outlets in suburbs such as Alexandria, Marrickville and Taren Point. The director of Chic in the City, Fleur Marks, says her groups are usually no larger than six people. However, she can accommodate up to 30 people for occasions such as corporate fun days. ''We visit Paddington, Woollahra and Westfield in the city,'' she says. ''We take people to a hidden side of Sydney's fashion industry. ''And, of course, if you take a limo tour, you can go where you like.'' Tours include a stylist who helps customers with advice and to make decisions, discounts at the stores visited and stops for champagne or high tea. ''And we have started tours for guys, too,'' Marks says. Men are also seen on the more traditional shopping tours, but they are usually driving the bus. Karen Foster, who has run Sydney's Shop and Save Tours since 1993, says the tours are ''definitely a female-dominated pursuit''. ''We do have a number of men joining us, though, and we even have some men organising tours recruiting passengers,'' she says. Foster says her company's tours attract between 15 and 60 shoppers, stopping at outlets offering discounts on ''everything from fashion, cosmetics, homewares, manchester, giftware, kitchenware and appliances, leather goods and confectionery. The most popular lines are fashion, shoes and leather goods. ''In the past few years, as shoppers have been more careful with their spending, we are finding a lot more sales in the manchester and kitchenware areas as well.'' Foster believes part of the appeal of the tours is the chance to spend a day with like-minded shoppers, who usually already know each other. ''As we do plenty of fund-raising tours, our business is generally from clubs, schools and charity groups,'' she says. ''We do also have an individual register, where we combine shoppers together. These are for people who do not have a group of their own and just want to join a tour to enjoy the savings.'' Foster says that while the months before Christmas are the industry's peak time, plenty of tours will take place in the next few months. ''Lots of groups will have a tour twice a year, with one around April, May or June,'' she says. SPECIAL REPORT
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