The male power-shopper has arrived! No longer a predominantly female pursuit, it seems men are out-shopping their sisters.
That’s according to recent surveys, which indicate men are getting their fashion fix more often than women, both online and in traditional bricks and mortar boutiques. Smashing the stereotype further, the global menswear market is expected to surpass womenswear by 2021 with luxury brands (Stella McCartney and Isabel Marant, for example) and mainstream labels (such as Nike) launching new men’s lines.
Not only are there more men shopping, but their choices are now more diverse too. Vogue noted that the Fall 2019 menswear season rivalled the women’s in terms of excitement, innovation, and artistry. Men no longer wear a ‘uniform’ but instead, tend to shop for themselves to express their own personal style.
So, whether you’re seeking streetwear, or traditional tailoring, these CBD-based menswear stores can hook you up.
Shafto Lane, Perth, (08) 9322 6204, cabinetnoir.com.au
Translated to English, Cabinet Noir (French) literally means ‘Black Room’ and this moody, man cave-like menswear boutique certainly lives up to its name. Tucked away down Shafto Lane the masculine industrial ceilings, brick walls and deep mahogany wooden floors house one of the best collections of exclusive men’s streetwear and epic new and old school sneakers in the city.
575 Wellington Street, Perth, (08) 6114 8201, shoplessons.com.
Dudes looking for international designer streetwear will find the most elite and exclusive collection at Lessons on Wellington Street. The best thing about the duds here? You’re unlikely to find many of them elsewhere in the city. Shop Balmain, Acne Studios, Marni, Palm Angels, Yeezy Season, Raf Simons, Off-White and more for incredibly edgy and unique pieces. They’ll cost you a pretty penny, but we guarantee they’ll be worth it!
Highs & Lows
75 King Street, Perth, (08) 9481 7778, highesandlows.net.au
In its bright, new, modern King Street store, Highs & Lows offers shoppers a great mix of must-have streetwear labels, sneakers and accessories. Clothing brands include Carhartt WIP, A.P.C., Neighbourhood, Rick Owens, Comme des Garcon and the company’s own HAL label. Kicks include Adidas, Dr Martens, Nike, Superga and Vans amongst others. Fellas looking for something more unique will also find some exclusive collaborations instore, including with Adidas, Reebok and Superga.