Claire Inc. at The Corner Shop

Shopping. This word sparks conflicting emotions in people; therapeutic, stressful, luxurious, blissful and even cheerless.

While aimlessly walking in the bustling heart of Sydney CBD, you’d often get lost amongst fast fashion chains and big departmental stores. But when you walk past this store where shopping is treated as a refined art, you know you’re in for a treat.

The Corner Shop in collaboration with Claire Inc is showcasing its love for tasteful vintage fashion through a pop-up setting.

What’s Claire Inc, you ask? With what started as an ebay page, quickly transforming itself to an online space, Claire Inc is now all about the real physical action of shopping. If there were a school that taught how to master the art of collecting tasteful vintage, fashion director of Claire Inc, Belinda Humphris, would be the principal.

We’re talking clothing racks overflowing with Chanel, Sonia Rykiel, Donna Karan, Christian Lacroix, Moschino, Karl Lagerfeld, Comme des Garcons and alike. With a hardcore message of curated excellence, this pop-up store is an activity that’s best shared with your daughter, mother, girlfriend, grandmother or even your boyfriend. The comfort of online shopping would be forgotten when you slip into a Chanel two-piece floral bikini worn by Shalom Harlow in 1996. Or the high-waisted Versace pants worn on the cover of Vogue in April 1995, might make you squeal in the dressing room.

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Launch photos of Claire Inc at the Corner Shop
Launch photos of Claire Inc at the Corner Shop
Launch photos of Claire Inc at the Corner Shop
Launch photos of Claire Inc at the Corner Shop
Launch photos of Claire Inc at the Corner Shop
Launch photos of Claire Inc at the Corner Shop
Launch photos of Claire Inc at the Corner Shop
Launch photos of Claire Inc at the Corner Shop
Launch photos of Claire Inc at the Corner Shop
Launch photos of Claire Inc at the Corner Shop
Launch photos of Claire Inc at the Corner Shop
Launch photos of Claire Inc at the Corner Shop
Launch photos of Claire Inc at the Corner Shop
Launch photos of Claire Inc at the Corner Shop
Launch photos of Claire Inc at the Corner Shop
Launch photos of Claire Inc at the Corner Shop
Launch photos of Claire Inc at the Corner Shop
Launch photos of Claire Inc at the Corner Shop

This two-week exclusive event isn’t just about the clothes. It’s the feeling of going back a few decades and encountering first-hand nostalgia. The chase of finding exclusive high-end designer pieces that make you feel like a bombshell from the 80s or 90s is matchless. This is a shopping experience that permits you to speak the language of voluminous hair, denim and Madonna. Unbeatable!

Visit The Corner Shop (Strand Arcade) 80-81, Level 1, 412 George St Sydney, and step back in time. Run date: 21st July – 2nd August

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Shitika Anand is a freelance journalist, based in Sydney, who is addicted to coffee, vintage boutiques, bright-glitzy earrings and British stand-up comedy. Her bank account weeps every time she walks out of a shoe shop, but her shoe rack throws a 'welcome home' party for the new member. Her undying love for words is obvious when she narrates her entire life story to a stranger on the train. Which is partly the reason she's resorted to writing. When not blogging, she can be found in a corner of her nearest bookshop, hiding under a monstrous pile of international fashion magazines. You can read more of her work on her personal site, Sweet Dreams in my world.