Noooo!!! Mofe Fashion, little Hong Kong boutique and icon of Mid City arcade, is closing down! Christine the owner is packing up and going back to Hong Kong. I made my contribution to the Back to the Homeland movement by going nuts at the closing down sale (still on).
I also chatted with Christine about why she's leaving New Zealand. Answers reserved for the column rather than the blog, but here are some things you can't get in the paper:
I've added a Mofe tribute to my 'Asian Invasion: birth of a movement' flickr set to commemorate its role at the heart of the Mid City/E-Street late 90s revolution.
And, I have finally discovered after eight years that 'Mofe' was simply the clothing brand name of a range she used to sell in the shop – Christine doesn’t actually know what the hell it means either.