K I N G S O F C A R N A B Y .


(images via Spook Magazine)
After launching my e-store it was only natural to progress to the next exciting stage for Gary Pepper Vintage, which is incorporating up and coming designers into the "Shop New" section of the store. Ideally I'm aiming to carry smaller designers who can offer my customers something special, not mass-produced and something you can't find at many other places. After months of scouring through lookbook after lookbook, Kings of Carnaby was the breath of fresh air I was desperately searching for and I was so taken by their A/W look book that it only took me a few days before I placed an order for the store.

Kings of Carnaby is a Melbourne based fashion label who "Take inspiration from that of the 1960's English mod era, the collections reflect an elegant, preppy, mod chic look with a modern Melbourne twist". Created by Nick Tologlou and Micael Lamacchia, their items can be described as cute, feminine, and extremely on-trend, with no shortage of pretty pleats, playful frills and peter pans collars. What I love the most about KOC is they've clearly drawn inspiration from vintage past loves but blended them seamlessly with current trends, making them perfect for every Gary Pepper Girl.


This was my first time I'd ever placed a wholesale order with a designer so to be honest I really had no idea what I was doing! It was nerve racking investing money into something new but exhilarating to be learning on my feet again. Luckily Nick from KOC was kind (and patient) enough to walk me through it, calming my nerves and making sure I understood the entire buying process. This is definitely the direction I would like to my store so I can only hope I can continue to expand this "Shop New" section, and of course that you all like what you see!

Pictured above are the new winter dresses arriving in store tomorrow night at 7pm AEST - Falls Dress, Julibee Dress, Vanna Velvet Dress in Maroon and Emerald Green and the Nikola Dress. Prices start at $179 AUD and all items are available in sizes 6 - 14. Be sure to visit the Kings Of Carnaby site here, and follow their Facebook page here to stay up to date with all of their exciting news. Just wait until you see their Spring/Summer range too. Super, super cute and my cup of tea.

40 comments:

  1. I am loving everything in your shop! Even though it is winter in Australia, these dresses are wearable here in America where it's getting warmer!

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  2. you looked just perfect in anything.

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  3. great! i'm hoping for new, more affordable things in the shop new section soon?

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  4. yeap still super loving that DIY rose headband...gorgeous

    ✘leonie

    www.monstrexi.com

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  5. ooh how exciting, these dresses look great!
    don't worry, these will be a huge hit :)

    mel
    flourishedandsunkissed,blogspot.com

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  6. GREAT PROGRESS!! love it that you handle your business well... and love the outfits as always :))

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  7. love these pics. *_*

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  8. Very nice pics ,D


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  9. Great stuff Nicole! So glad you are expanding and helping other small business grow with you. King of Carnaby looks great...can't wait to see their collection. Keep up the great work! Loving all the new dresses :)
    xoxo
    -linh
    http://la-lalinh.blogspot.com

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  10. beautiful collection and the store is weird but nice;)

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  11. OMG the polka dot dress! Congrats on your first wholesale lady it's pretty epic : )x

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  12. like it!
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  13. Is this the brand you told me that I'd love?? Cause you were right! Especially that top dress, wow! Had a look on their site too, they make gorgeous stuff. Congrats Nicole xx

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  14. LOVE the navy/nautical dress, so cute!
    xx

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  15. The photographerMay 26, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Photo Credit would be good.

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  16. they have great pieces, i can see why you narrowed in on them!

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  17. Yay! These guys are friends of mine. So glad you chose them for your store. Your colab is a perfect fit! X

    Laura

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  18. love the first dress!! lovely colour :)

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  19. That first dress is stunning! Congrats on the expansion :)
    xx Cin

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  20. Wow, that sounds so exciting for you and I can't wait to see them pop up on your online store!!!

    Franzi
    xx

    http://franzistylenomad.wordpress.com/

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  21. u have great shop, I love the polkadots and navy dress!

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  22. gosh lady you are too amazing, honestly good luck and congratulations, what beautiful designs and I have fallen in love with the concept! cannot wait to stalk out this marvelous blog and these two guys :)) xxx

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  23. Wow, it's really exciting to watch your business and brand continue to take off. And the wholesale idea is a really good one! Very impressed!!

    xoxo,
    Leah
    http://couturearabesque.blogspot.com/

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  24. so cute! love it!

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  25. I really love the first dress! I am a sucker for all things nautical-inspired. It's so cool to see you've begun to branch out now :] You are an inspiration for small business owners everywhere.

    Alyssa
    www.etsy.com/shop/rebelbellvintage

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  26. Wow, I really love this!
    So cute!
    Hugs from Spain!

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  27. Ooh, this sounds so exciting! I loooove these dresses and the men's clothing looks amazing too. Can't wait to see this label in your store! I love watching your dreams unfold!


    Fox Whiskers

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  28. Wow, good job, they're gorgeous! xoxo

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  29. Awwww love these dresses! The store look just nice and simple, really comfortable. Congrats on the expansion :)!

    Adrina
    http://glamrockss.blogspot.com/

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  30. you are amazing, i love these shots and all your posts nicole!

    FASHION FAULT.

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  31. i really like those velvet dresses, but am inclined to think they wouldn't flatter all body types :(

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  32. lovely photos !

    http://kaura-dreamlife.blogspot.com/

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  33. Absolutely great stuff!beautiful pictures!

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  34. oh I want your head piece!
    Love Lois xxx

    http://lisforlois.blogspot.com/

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  35. I just followed you, love all the dresses that you wore, gorgeous!!

    www.sherleyswijaya.blogspot.com

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  36. The first (blue) dress is such a dream! I want it, I need it, oh baby oh baby. Incredible choice, Nicole! I'm sure Kings of Carnaby will be a huge success in your e-shop. I'm so proud of you, sweetheart! You're the coolest girl I "know"! <3

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