Claire Incorruptible @ The Corner Shop
Carefully curated '80s & '90s vintage wear pops up in The Strand
Vintage. Yes, we saw you start to smile… vintage clothing holds not just the elegance and funk of eras gone by, but the personal shopping satisfaction of snagging a one-off piece from yesteryear, unique to the mass ‘revival-chic’ of chain stores.
Unfortunately, most of us don’t have days on end to spend trawling the third-hand racks for that needle-in-a-haystack vintage victory: the Chanel blazer, the high-waited Versace pants, those Gaultier sunnies.
Next week, all of that hard work’s been done for you. That’s when Belinda Humphries, founder of online vintage collection Claire Incorruptible (aka Claire Inc), creates a hotspot for heritage haute couture smack bang in Sydney CBD. She’s bringing her wallet-emptying wardrobe from its digital environs into the real world, all for your purchasing pleasure.
The Corner Shop featuring Claire Incorruptible in the Strand Arcade opens its doors on July 21st for a mere 13 lucky days – racks teeming with treats like ’80s Moschino maxi dresses, sheer Chanel blouses and ’90s leather Versace cut-out mini skirts.
Humphries spends her life scouring the globe for the great grabs of generations past, and has become famous for it. She began selling online in 2004 and then turned things up a notch with a full-fledged eStore in 2009. She takes pride in procuring an immaculate collection, where each piece speaks of quality, so you won’t find any naff nostalgia here, only true couture.
Our take? Get in quick. When you leave adorned with your very own Lagerfeld-etched pendant you’ll mutter one word – priceless. And if your significant other gets his/her knickers in a twist, just say you’re preserving fashion history for future generations. A cultural couturian.
Where: The Corner Shop, Lvl 1, The Strand Arcade, 412-414 George St, Sydney
When: In-store residency from 21 Jul- 2 Aug
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm
Phone: (02) 9221 1788