Sydney’s Strand Arcade is a veritable institution of all that is Victorian. It is a wonderful place of high Victorian ambiance in a very modern Sydney. Once Sydney’s downtown core offered a profusion of this style of arcade, however sadly all are gone except The Strand. You can walk through and escape to another era, while feasting upon a wonderful array of retailers.
One retailer stands alone in the Strand and that is Aesop’s new flagship boutique. This is an incredibly stark modern space; however it goes far beyond that. Walk in from the highly ornate space that is the Strand, right into the 21st Century. However this is the 21st century with intimacy. You have to look beyond the overall design to see the subtle details that make this a warm and inviting place, which fits in perfectly with Aesop’s design aesthetic.