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‘It’s been a blast’: Feathers founder Margaret Porritt reflects on 50 years

Margaret Porritt is a Melbourne retail institution. Trained as a milliner, she opened her first boutique in 1972 and through determination and grit, she has grown it into Feathers, a national women’s fashion brand that is sold through a handful of standalone bricks-and-mortar locations and in Myer. Porritt recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of Feathers with a celebratory lunch, and we took the opportunity to ask her why she loves fashion, how the pandemic compares to previous economi