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SHOPPERS from around Lami and nearby areas now have a chance to shop for clothes and accessories for their babies and children from Happyland, Baby and Kids store that opened its doors to the public yesterday.

Happyland is another investment by the Grace Road Group and is a premium baby and children’s store.

The groups marketing officer, Grace Park, said the store was located on the first floor of RB Patel Harbour Point in Lami and the group hoped it would become a premium store for babies and children.

Ms Park said they chose the location because of the huge parking space available.

“Most of the locations in Suva City have a problem with parking space and shoppers find it hard to find a parking spot.

“RB Patel has a huge parking space and this will give shoppers a chance to park their vehicles and take their time to shop,” she said.

She said the clothes and other items for babies were from Korea and they had plans to bring in toys for children too.

“The fixtures and furniture in the store have been made by our members from the Grace Road Group based in Navua and we have spent close to $30,000 on the furniture only,” she said.

The first customers for the store yesterday were Josefa Matau and Elenoa Matau, who were expecting their first child.

Mr Matau said he had seen the store from the roadside on his trip to Suva last week and yesterday he decided to stop by with his wife.

“This is our first child and a very special occasion for us and that is why I wanted to decorate our baby’s room with something special. Here, I found what I was looking for in the form of LED lights in the shape of the sun, moon and clouds,” he said.

Mr Matau said the store was a good investment because it was a bit hard for people to shop for quality clothes and items for babies and children in Fiji.

“Plus the staff are very friendly and they serve you well,” he said.

While the prices for some of the clothes at the store would seem to be very expensive for some shoppers, Ms Park said their group leader wanted the store to become a premium brand name despite the price factor.

She said they had plans to open their second Happyland in Nadi soon.