In a city where the fashion sensibility can seem to swing between schlubby fleece zip-ups and unabashed label flaunting, Rand + Statler finds middle ground. The third store launched by entrepreneurs Corina Nurimba-Hambali and Cathy Chow (the others are Azalea and Welcome Stranger), this spot is the most upscale of the bunch. R+S feels decadently roomy, with store-spanning racks flanked by accessory-packed tables. The shelves are laden with womenswear and menswear by New York designers like Phillip Lim and Alexander Wang, complemented by an influx of French and Japanese labels. (Call the look Kitsuné-meets-Comme des Garçons.) The focus is on quality staples: little black dresses, leather jackets, dark denim and oversized leather bags. The curated accessories cases bear jewelry both dainty and bold by designers like Gabriela Artigas and Catbird, and a gift-ready table near the entrance is stacked with products by culty Aussie skincare line Aesop.
|Venue name:||Rand + Statler||Contact:|
425 Hayes St
|Cross street:||between Gough St and Octavia Blvd|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am–7pm|
|Transport:||Bus 5, 16X, 21|