THOMAS i PUNKT
QWSTIONS AND ANSWERS
WITH IRIS, OWNER
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO OPEN YOUR OWN STORE?
From an early age my father, Thomas Friese, had a very strong vision of what fashion should be. So, with the very first money he earned he opened his first clothing store and called it «Thomas i Punkt». That was some 50 years ago.
CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE STORE LOCATION AND ITS HISTORY?
The shop on Gänsemarkt has been in its location for 35 years. But it has been completely gutted and rebuilt in 2014. With so many fashion stores being just plain backdrops for the clothes, we always wanted the interior of our stores to be a strong and exciting statement of its own - with flowers, art, objects trouvés…
WHAT ARE YOUR DAILY CHALLENGES?
Being both, the multi-brand retailer «Thomas i Punkt», providing high end fashion from all around the world, AND being the clothing brand «Omen», providing a total look collection for men and women, is the biggest and most beautiful challenge.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR CUSTOMERS? WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?
Customers who buy high end clothes just because they love the product and the way this product is made and not because they want to show off or impress others.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH A BAG OF OURS?
It turned out several people we like, like the same product: QWSTION bags. That’s when we knew, we had to take a closer look at the collection.
IS THERE A QUESTION YOU HAVE FOR US?
Yes, we have: Can you please keep up the good work? :o)