Monday, 1 September 2008

MR BEAUJANGLES - WELLGATE

Fashion boutique, Mr Beaujangles, first Dundee store opened in the Overgate in the mid 70's. They then followed that up by adding 2 more shops to their collection - one in the Wellgate and another in Commercial Street. However, when all 3 stores were operating at a later stage, they dropped the "Mr" part from their business name and just settled for being called "Beaujangles". The main reason for this was that they introduced a female clothing section to the stores.
The photo at the top was taken in the mid/late 70's in the Wellgate, when it was still called "Mr Beaujangles" and so too the shop carrier bag from the same era.

Photo by DC Thomson.Tints by GG.

13 comments:

  1. I remember the Go-Go dancer in the cage hanging from the ceiling in the Overgate shop...doesn't everybody!

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  2. I bought loads of great clothes here, in particular a spangly silver and black jumper- mine was bought and worn in the mid 70's however, years later (early 80's )a similar one was worn by Mark E Smith of the Fall

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  3. dont know why but this shop freaked me right out - the thought of it still scares me slightly!

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  4. If memory serves, the Overgate shop was opened by Radio 1 DJ, Stuart Henry (RIP). There's one of the ex go-go dancer works in my office.

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  5. My aunt was one of the go-go dancers!

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  6. I was the go-go dancer who did the opening of Beaujangles. Stuart Hendry spun the discs. He actually mentioned the event (including me) on his Radio Luxembourg show that same night.

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  7. lol @ margaret my hubby remembers you he was the son of Ian dand the owner

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  8. I was one of the 2 GoGo dancers who danced in Beaujangles in 1972 we dance there on Saturdays. We went down to Edinburgh to dance at the opening of their new shop. Billy Connolly opened the shop. Liz Thomson

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  9. I remember Liz she danced every Saturday. I was one of the many males who stood staring at her until I was evicted for not buying anything. I still remember those legs!!!
    Bryan

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  10. My granny fisken stayed in the old over gate remember the chestnuts being cooked at Christmas ,all the stands and the sasprella shop,always a great time was had

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  11. "Serendipity" for sure. I was looking for any information on Outpost - an old haunt of mine in the 70's and I found this Amazing Blog!!!!!! This is a total Gem. Feels like I have just got into a time machine and being transported back to my misspent Youth. I spent every Saturday in town with my sister and friends. We were gobsmacked when we saw the Go Go Dancers, felt like being on TO.T.P.'s and watching Pans People. Can't wait to check out the rest of the Posts and have a Trip down Memory Lane.

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  12. wasn't there one on Kirkcaldy high street ?

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  13. Yes, and on the outside wall was a huge sihllouett plastic cut out of the dude with the hat... mr B. I always wanted that cut out for my bedroom wall. :-)

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