This is the 2nd year running Pompous Paws has taken out the favourite trader for General Merchandise at QVM. Dianne Charbel is the brains and designer behind the favourite stall, Pompous Paws, a label she launched at the Queen Vic just three years ago! Inspired by her customers and love of animals, Dianne listens to what people want and prides herself on delivering quality products.
What is your product?
We stock the latest Pet fashion and Accessories. At Pompous Paws we have an extensive range of pet coats, pet costumes, formal attire and accessories.
What is your stand-out/favourite item you sell?
I am loving all of my large dog costumes that are new to our range. My favourite would have to be the large dog lion costume. Not only has it been popular amongst large dog owners but they look awesome on small dogs and cats too. Lion costume is definitely the winner for winter 2014.
We just celebrated our third birthday at the Queen Vic Market, where we also launched Pompous Paws.
What do you love most about market life?
I love the culture and the variety hundreds of personalities that filters the market. I love walking through the sheds and seeing different business ideas / displays being executed in a market stall. I love being in a market that is a Melbourne Icon and as a stall holder I feel a sense of responsibility to uphold that image.
As a creative stallholder at the Market, where do you get your inspiration from?
I get inspired by my customers. I believe as a business owner, your main goal is to find a solution for your customer. And that is what I do – listen to what my customers want, mix it in with my creativity and produce a product that everyone loves.
I always start my day with a coffee from Padre Coffee in String Bean Alley. When I shop, I love visiting and browsing through the stalls of the new comers, they always bring something fresh and exciting to the Vic Market. The new craft market is always exciting to shop at too!
Contact Pompous Paws:
Location: Call the Market Office on 9320 5822 for locations
Pompous Paws is also currently trading at the Luna1878 Winter Night Market