Fashion distribution group We Are the Stables’ expertise and unwavering eye for style have a new home in Surry Hills. The retail space of multi-level The Stables Co-op, a complex modeled in part on the traditional department store, opened its doors to customers in October.

As fans of The Stables D.S. Co-op in Bondi have come to expect, carefully handpicked brands are the stars of the new store, including a number of exclusives: Officine Generale, Pierre Maheo’s young label inspired by classically tailored workwear; luxury sneaker house Common Projects for Women; vintage-inspired Edith A. Miller; and Lizzie Owens’ menswear label Highland.

Other brands featured in store include jewellery designer Toby Jones, Australian-based Whillas & Gunn, and Bassike, the purveyors of must-have staple pieces.

We Are the Stables has worked hard to maintain the integrity of each brand stocked in the new concept store, says Walters. “A lot of the time brands can become very diluted in multi-brand retail,” he says. “A lot of great product is left out in the abyss.”

Not so at The Stables Co-op, where people will find brands strong on history, like Highland, born out of the 1960s Californian free fashion rock-climbing movement.

Award-wining Sydney furniture designer Henry Wilson, who also worked on the Gould Street store, is responsible for the store’s minimalist fit-out.

The Stables Cafe has been trading out of the Bourke Street building since September, serving Five Senses coffee, Luxe pastries and a selection of salads and sandwiches to Surry Hills locals. A rooftop restaurant and bar, the final component of the concept store, is set to open in December.

The Stables Co-op
352 Bourke Street, Surry Hills
(02) 9365 3272

Mon-Wed 11am-6pm
Thurs 11am-8pm
Fri 11am-6pm
Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 10am-5pm