You are invited to a special evening with Peter Friederich from Jakob Schlaepfer fabrics


Regular customers will know that we are great fans of Jakob Schlaepfer’s amazing fabric creations. So as part of our 30th anniversary celebrations we are honoured to have Peter Friederich, Sales Director of Jakob Schlaepfer, come and talk to our customers and share his thoughts on the world of international couture. What a coup!
The talk is 26 May 6:30pm – 8:30pm at our shop. Numbers are very limited so call to book your place.
After over 110 years Jakob Schlaepfer is just as creative as it has ever been: the company is still producing something in St Gallen, Switzerland, which no-one else anywhere in the world is able to match. Jakob Schlaepfer holds a unique place at the top of the world of fashion and textiles. Continue reading


1984 ~ 2014. 30 Years of the world’s most beautiful fabrics. That’s a lot of beauty.

We are so grateful to be doing what we love, and to be introducing Alla Moda to a whole new generation. When you work with beautiful fabrics every day, it’s impossible not to feel inspired by the creativity and craftsmanship that goes into them. During this, our 30th year, we plan to host some special events and evenings that celebrate our fashion journey. We feel that true quality really is timeless. So make sure you register your email address on our Subscribe page and we’ll keep you posted. We’d love to celebrate with you. Kerrie Lee & Jan Tuma.



Jakob Schlaepfer goes the full hog with Vivienne Westwood

Regular customers will know that we are great fans of Jakob Schlaepfer’s amazing fabric creations, so we had to smile when we stumbled about this story on the Vogue website showing Miss Piggy modeling her beautiful Vivienne Westwood designed wedding dress using a Jakob Schlaepfer sequined fabric very similar to some we have right here instore at Alla Moda. To read more about the story go to
And don’t forget if you want to see and touch some brilliant Jakob Schlaepfer creations and perhaps be inspired like Vivienne Westwood, drop in and see us sometime, we’d love to personally show you our collection.



Here are our trading hours over the Christmas New Year Season

As you can see, we will be closed for the usual public holidays but open on all the other days but at slightly reduced hours.
This is a time of year when most retailers are very quiet but we have customers who come in and tell us it’s the perfect time to shop at Emporium. Fewer cars on the road, easy parking, great coffee and eateries nearby, and of course more time to experience some of the world’s most beautiful fabrics. So come in. You’ll have our undivided attention. Oh, and if you do, ask to have a look at the latest Dolce & Gabbana “Look Books”. They are drop dead gorgeous and full of inspiration.
Have a wonderful & safe Christmas New Year and hope to see you soon.
Kerrie & Jan.



We are wrapping up this year with an End of Year Clearance Sale

It’s been a big year, for everyone, and we’d like to wrap it up and start getting ready for all the beautiful new season’s fabrics we have ordered.
So come in and browes through all the “Treasures” we’re clearing out with greatly reduced prices.
Looking for a unique and special Christmas gift? An Alla Moda Gift Voucher may be just the answer to ease your Christmas wrapping.
Cheers and we wish all the very best for Christmas and hope you have a great New Year. Kerrie and Jan.



Looking for inspiration? We have a “Look Book” well worth looking into.

Here at Alla Moda we have no shortage of books, magazines and catalogues from which we gain inspiration, keep up with fashion forward and use to advise our clients and customers. Just recently we managed to lay our hands on a small collection of the Jakob Schlaepfer “Look Book” for the coming season. Jakob Schlaepfer is a 104-year-old fabric/textile company known for their ‘fantasy fabrics’ such as sequined embroidery – innovative, ingenious designs done by the hand of master artisans. The Jakob Schlaepfer House is legendary as the purveyor of haute couture fabrics to such fashion houses as Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Vivenne Westood and Christian Lacroix to name a few. In fact there would be hardly a high end fashion show anywhere that doesn’t feature their creations somewhere.
We are quite excited to have a few copies of these “Look Books” in store. So please, pop in if you get a chance and flick through the pages. There are some magnificent designs and creations and they give you a great insight into what’s hot for the coming seasons. And the other good news is we have some of the fabrics in stock. Drop in soon. We’d love to show you in person.


Save up to 70% in our Winter Sale. PLUS for 3 days only 20% storewide.

Our famous Winter Sale is now on. So here’s your chance to make big savings on some of the world’s most beautiful fabrics. PLUS for 3 days only we are having a 20% OFF EVERYTHING STOREWIDE Sale.
Starting Friday 12 July and going through to Sunday 14 July we’ll be reducing everything in our store by a minimum of 20%! Everything!
Exquisite silks and bouclés, Italian linens and wools, Swiss cottons, French laces and embroideries. Everything will be reduced by 20%. We look forward to seeing you and helping you bag a bargain on that unique piece of fabric you’ve always wanted. It will also be a chance for you to check out our new, bigger, brighter store. Still at Emporium but now just across from the Emporium Hotel. See you soon.


Imagine having $500 to spend on some of the world’s most beautiful fabrics

At Alla Moda, we love to share the good news when we get a new shipment instore but in the past we have always been a bit frustrated by having to tell all our regular customers in the traditional way – by post and that’s time consuming and expensive. We love technology that allows us to quickly and efficiently communicates exciting news. But to achieve that we need email addresses. So to encourage as many customers as possible to join our email list we are offering a $500 prize. All you have to do is go to our Subscriptions Page and enter your name and email address. That’s all. You’ll be in the draw. If you are already an Alla Moda email subscriber, don’t worry, you will automatically be in the draw too.
We promise we will never pass on your address to anyone or any other company.
So good luck and we’d love to see you in person soon – which is how we really like to communicate with people.
Some House keeping – otherwise known as terms & Conditions.
The $500 can be used against any fabric or fabrics for sale in store.
The prize cannot be exchanged for cash and must be used before 31 December 2013.
The competition closes midnight 30 June 2013 and we’ll draw the winner by a random number generator on 1 July 2013. The lucky winner will be notified by email.
One entry per person please. ie. No multiple addresses.
Staff and immediate family and Alla Moda professional associates and consultants are not eligible.
A more detailed version of the Terms & Conditions can be obtained by emailing


We are now in our new Emporium store and we already feel like we’ve been here forever

Yes, we have finally moved. Not far though. Just 6 doors away (50metres) and still at Emporium.
We now have a bigger and brighter shop with more room to show off our collections and of course more room for you to explore and experience some of the world’s most beautiful fabrics.
You’ll find all the unique brands and fabrics that we have become famous for and as always, we have the beautiful basics and exquisite trimmings to see you looking superbly stylish thoughout any season.
We look forward to showing off our new home and helping you make your selections. We’re easy to find…just across from the entrance to the Emporium Hotel. You can’t miss us.


While we’re on the subject of laces…here’s a beautiful silk georgette

The legendary Swiss fabric house of Jakob Schlaepfer has just sent us this stunning printed silk georgette. If you look carefully you’ll see that they have cleverly incorporated into the design an intricate lace pattern, so that the overall effect is a layering of sensual silk, soft water colour flora and delicate lace. Which all just reinforces what we have been saying – lace is big – even fabric houses that traditionally don’t produce lace are recognizing its place in up to the minute fashion. When you get the opportunity drop in and have a look at this work of art and also check out our range of French laces while you are here. We think you’ll be impressed.