Sydney's favourite concept retailers join Barangaroo South
An intriguing combination of professional grooming services, single malt whisky, and tailored shirts are coming to Sydney’s waterfront, with new retailers Shirt Bar and The Barber Shop confirmed for Barangaroo South.
29 May 2015 - An intriguing combination of professional grooming services, single malt whisky, and tailored shirts are coming to Sydney’s waterfront, with new retailers Shirt Bar and The Barber Shop confirmed for Barangaroo South.
The avant-garde concept stores will make their foray into Sydney’s future financial and business district in 2016, capitalising on the estimated 23,000 office workers, 1,500 residents and 33,000 visitors on-site each weekday.
Lendlease Managing Director of Barangaroo South Andrew Wilson said the retailers will bring a unique shopping dimension to the precinct: “Barangaroo will be a lively retail precinct with everything from the smallest laneway bars to vast harbour views. We have hand-picked two of Sydney’s best retailers to join the likes of Matt Moran, Bourke Street Bakery and Campos Coffee to expand our incredible range of quality retailers.”
The intimate and relaxed feel to Shirt Bar is curated by husband and wife team Justin and Louka Marmot, alongside business partner and friend Adam Hofbauer. The trio have successfully paired perfect-fitting business shirts with coffee and dark spirits since beginning their first venture in Sussex Lane four years ago.
“We have a professional clientele at Shirt Bar, and moving down to Scotch Row at Barangaroo where our Westpac friends and existing clientele will be is a great opportunity,” said Justin, whose father started the classic Australian shirt label Ganton some 40 years ago. “We couldn’t think of a better opportunity to open another Shirt Bar and build on the rapport we’ve established with our corporate community.”
On nearby Barangaroo Avenue, barbers from the original The Barber Shop on York Street will run a small-scale operation focusing on the modern gent, with cocktail, beer and spirits accompanying select grooming services.
Owner Mikey Enright commented: “Our lives are becoming increasingly demanding so our focus at Barangaroo is about creating a tranquil escape for gentlemen in the same nostalgic setting. Our master barbers will offer a broad range of services, using vintage tools for contemporary precision cuts and traditional barber services, including hot towel shaves and beard trimming. We’re really looking forward to the next chapter of The Barber Shop at Barangaroo.”