Deborah says her expansion into retail has been supported by her father and husband Ned, the son of Sydney property developer and yachtie Denis O’Neil.
“Dad is a great mentor who has taught me not just to trust my gut instinct – but to always stick to the business plan,” she reveals, “I’m so blessed to have him as a sounding board.”
With a unique product range unique in each Mode Sportif boutique, Deborah says Mosman shoppers can expect hand-picked selections of ready-to-wear labels like Ganni, Rixo and Self Portrait.
“We have a huge customer focus at Mode Sportif, which explains why each store has a different décor and personality to suit different demographics,” she said.
Scott Stephens, Director of Ray White Lower North Shore Director, says the arrival of Mode Sportif in Mosman is “extremely positive” for the Military Rd shopping strip.
“Local shoppers want more than just what’s available on a website or in a shopping mall, he tells Mosman Collective, “and they enjoy the physical environment of being inside a store.”