S2

S2

Tuesday
10:00am - 5:00pm
26 Angove Street North Perth 6006
(08) 9227 1139

S2 says no to fast fashion. Instead of flimsy pieces bang on trend, owner Chrissie Catling curates clothes with impeccable finishes and high-quality fabrics designed to outlast a relentless fashion cycle.

It’s probably why the store itself resembles an indie art gallery more than a retail space, with raw unfinished edges, concrete floors, and rotating installation art.

Geared toward the well-travelled thinking woman, the store stocks a range of Australian and international designers, plus Catling’s own range, S2, released once a year.

Highlights include local label One Fell Swoop’s beautifully draped pieces; Melbourne designer Alistair Trung’s minimalist-luxe dresses; and the flawless jersey of Italian designer Isabel Benenato, who turns out the fabric in an old family mill.

You won’t be pushed into buying something you’re only half-convinced by: the well-trained staff refuses to sell for the sake of selling.

The regularly updated installation art is made in-house, from recycled everyday objects such as old mattress springs, plug-in lights, cardboard, dead wood and old suitcases.

It’s a good backdrop for the special in-store events Catling runs with the designers she’s close to. A past collaboration with One Fell Swoop had an antique chandelier installation and models marching down the runway in Marie Antoinette-style French wigs.