You may remember last year Australian fashion designer Camilla Franks hitting headlines for all the wrong reasons: three men broke into her Warners Ave store and stole a “considerable” amount of her trademark bohemian dresses. And it’s not the first time.
In 2012, both her Bondi and Paddington stores were burgled, with one incident claiming more than $240,000 worth of goods. Franks has now had enough, telling Sydney Morning Herald she has installed security guards to protect her boutiques round the clock so she can “sleep at night”.
“We asked our security to beef up infrastructure last year and we introduced phase two only a few weeks ago,” she told Fairfax. “It just brings comfort to my team and I that we're looked after and protected and that our collections are protected, as for us they are sacred.”