I’ve been a huge fan of Country Road since uni in the 1980s when I lugged around my text books in one of the store’s canvas tote.
I’ve maintained the obsession with this Australian chain store over the years but in recent years that obsession has reached fever pitch.
Shoes, thongs, bags, nighties, shirt dresses … Country Road has had all these items covered for me. My better half also wears the label well and my personal styling clients often call me from a Country Road store in Brisbane, excited that I’ve steered them in the right direction with a purchase.
Well, they won’t be calling me from Brisbane for much longer. Country Road is opening at Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore, on December 11. The store, on the top floor near Billabong, will feature women’s, men’s and kidswear.
What to expect? Plenty of summer essentials based around reinvented classics and ethnic-inspired accents. Think laid-back ’70s glamour … retro washed denim, tie-dyed prints and gingham checks.
And yes, sad but true, I’ll be lining up at opening on the first day!