Calexico Australia, located centrally in the illustrious James St precinct, has made a name for themselves as Queensland’s premier destination for designer labels and fashion-forward styles. Headed by the effortlessly cool Nicky Charman, Calexico Australia is where you will find racks of underground labels, new season must-haves, and probably, the pair of jeans that will change your life. It’s where the cool and edgy women of Brisbane go for a wardrobe update and new staple pieces. Basically, it’s everything we could ever want of a boutique.
Last week, our Custom Publishing Editorial Coordinator, Annabelle Beirne, headed into the boutique to check out their newest arrivals, including cult fragrance label Carner Barcelona, as well as new season drops from Balmain and ULLA JOHNSON. Already a huge fan of this Fortitude Valley boutique, we’re pretty sure she left even more in love with Calexico Australia than ever before.
A Spanish favourite, Carner Barcelona is manufactured entirely in Barcelona by local artisans. Both the fragrance and the bottles (which are made from locally sourced wood) embody the culture of Spanish workmanship. Inspired by the scent of the Mediterranean in summer, these delicious, award-winning fragrances are exclusively available at Calexico.
A Manhattan native and passionate traveller, Ulla Johnson draws her inspiration from a melange of global destinations, lending them to her distinct boho style. From fringe detailing to batik prints, ULLA JOHNSON inspires dreamy, romantic visions while still being incredibly wearable. Made of crinkled, burnt-orange crepe, this ruffled rust-toned dress is a spring-season staple we can’t wait to get our hands on.
Easily one of Paris’ most renowned fashion houses, Balmain embodies quintessential French style. A little bit boho and a little bit rock-n-roll, Balmain is by designers, royals and celebrities alike. Grounded in couture, Balmain adds a distinct edge to any wardrobe, combining detailed tailoring, luxe materials, and seductive silhouettes. With classic silhouettes – such as this deep-blue chambray shirt – and bright pops of colour, we are excited for what spring has in store for us. If we had it our way, our wardrobe would be only Balmain.
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