When I first visit the Harry Wragg store on Brunswick Street, I think my eyes must be deceiving me. There are rows upon rows of beautifully patterned skirts, as well as the odd blouse or jacket, hanging beneath garish black and yellow signs that proclaim: 'Everything $20'.
I do not know where to begin. Taking out one of the skirts, which is knee length, silk, and patterned with red and purple roses, I check inside for the size and instead find myself staring at a designer label. Yves Saint Laurent.
I ask the girl at the counter whether the skirt is really $20. "Everything is," she smiles. She goes on to tell me that they occasionally do get designer pieces among the batches of vintage-wear they import, and that it was, indeed, a lucky find.
Although I am sure that it will be hard to top the experience of the Brunswick Street store, a clearance outlet that has only been open for a few months, when I hear that Harry Wragg also has a shop in the city, I am curious to see how it compares. I visit during their hat sale (which, in fact, may still be going on), and end up picking up a lovely pill box hat for half the original price, as well as two more cute pieces from their $20 rack.
For anyone who loves vintage bargains, both the Brunswick Street and the city stores would be worth visiting (although they also stock a selection of new clothing). Harry Wragg offers a shopping experience that is at once trendy and down-to-earth, with a touch of humour (look out for their drag queen mascot).
For more information on the Harry Wragg persona, visit Harry Wragg. I would also advise checking out their Facebook page, for updates on sales and stock.
I was in Harry Wragg Brunswick Street on Thurs, and the city store friday night! This shop is awesome! I met the owner, she was working in the shop both days! She was really nice, she was visual merchandising at both stores. The other girls were also so nice. Mim in the city store is really cool I think she is from London. I think it is really odd someone would post the above comment. I mean her stores are babies, I can't see anyone saying that to a new customer, and like I said I found her really pleasant to deal with.
By Anonymous Saturday, 12th of May @ 12:10 am
This is on behalf of Amy and Pip :) We had the greatest service today in the Harry Wragg Brunswick Street store! Those chairs were amazing, the sale assistant was lovely (she had the best hair-style) and the store is overall... just something else! We promised to share our Harry Wragg love when we got home to everyone. This is a store you must go to! The inside of Brunswick Street is like falling into a rabbit hole... so unusual with so many little rooms. There is that nasty comment above again. Seems like they have just posted in whereever they can. You seriously seem like a rat. And with the amount of people through the door at the store today, who seemed like they all knew the shop, I don't think they have a problem at all with their products. Go Harry Wragg go!!!!! Today was great :) Love Amy and Pip xx