Chermside Retailer Sabo Skirt Adopts TAGR Self-Checkout System, Scraps Queues and Contact

Sabo Skirt, a popular fashion retailer in Westfield Chermside, is changing how consumers shop by adopting a new self-checkout system developed by TAGR that eliminates long queues and contacts at the counter. 

George Kouzoukas, the store’s general manager, said that the self-checkout system has elevated the customers’ experience as they could easily use the technology to browse, scan and tag items they like.

“Our staff have moved away from traditional ‘service counters’ to be available to those customers who require assistance while in store,” Mr Kouzoukas said.  

Checking out to finalise their purchases is convenient as well as customers have various options for paying through their devices. Their purchases are confirmed with an electronic receipt. 

The technology, TAGR, is a homegrown invention that has been in development for 18 months. Customers also do not need to download an app to self-checkout because everything is in a web-based “Scan, Shop and Go” system using a QR code. 

The TAGR team believes that their service will bolster retailers’ services, especially in this new normal. More retailers will be added to the TAGR list of merchants, including Australia’s biggest chain stores, in the coming months. 

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Meanwhile, Sabo Skirt started off as a fashion blog in 2010. The following year, its owners launched the store, featuring high-street brands, and soon became one of Australia’s most sought-after retailers. 

In the last five years, Sabo Skirt launched an exclusive label, Sabo Skirt + Sabo Luxe, with a collection showcase at the New York Fashion Week. Across the brand’s social media platforms, Sabo Skirt has a following of over two million fashionistas. 

Fashion Brand Sabo Skirt Opens Store in Chermside

Sabo Skirt, a fashion label which has already been worn by celebrities such as Bella Hadid, Ariana Grande, Vanessa Hudgens, Demi Lovato, and Kylie Jenner, is opening its first brick-and-mortar store at Westfield Chermside. The grand opening happens on 9th December at 11:00 a.m. and programme takes place until 5:00 p.m.

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The first 100 customers are entitled to goodie bags filled with giveaways from Bali Body, Batiste, OGX HairCare, FrankBod, T2, and copies of Style Magazine. Everyone is also encouraged to take photos of the event, share them using their iPhones, and tag @saboskirt, @thessy.k, and @yiota for a chance to win an exclusive, private styling session with Sabo Skirt founders, Thessy & Yiota Kouzoukas who are also attending the event.

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Humble Beginnings

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Brisbane’s very own Thessy and Yiota started their journey to the fashion world as fashion bloggers. Sabo Skirt had in fact started as a simple fashion blog in 2010 and a year after, as an online fashion store in Brisbane. Around this time they also started to post their photos on Instagram, whilst adding 50 new styles to the online store each month and then releasing them weekly.

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At present, they have already acquired 1.6 million Instagram followers and Sabo Skirt has since then became one of the most popular social media success stories. Over the past five years, it has penetrated the whole of the Australian market and has started penetrating the international arena. It also caters to different age group at present, including children.

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Lulu Tie Gingham Dress and Haily Gingham Dress
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In 2016, Sabo Skirt and its exclusive label Sabo Luxe, launched a debut collection at New York Fashion Week. In the same year, Thessy and Yiota were included in Forbes 30 under 30 Entrepreneurs in Asia. Just this October 2017, the duo was also named fashion designers of the year by Cosmopolitan Women of the Year Awards. The two ladies had already been interviewed by different renowned media institutions such as the likes of Channel TEN News, Channel 9 News, CNN, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Girlfriend, The Collective Hub, Courier Mail, and Sunday Mail.

In one interview, Thessy and Yiota shared their next journey into the fashion world: expanding the Sabo Skirt label, acquiring more wholesalers, and growing Sabo Skirt’s presence overseas with more American celebrities wearing the merchandise.

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Sabo Skirt is located at Westfield Chermside

Address: Cnr Gympie & Hamilton Rds Chermside/Brisbane QLD 4032