Barkers pops up in the heart of Ponsonby

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The store's floor space is simple in its spatial arrangement, but offers much to take in.

The store’s floor space is simple in its spatial arrangement, but offers much to take in. Image: Supplied

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Exclusive vintage wool ties by Parisian.

Exclusive vintage wool ties by Parisian. Image: Supplied

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The styled arrangement of racks and tables reinforces the boutique approach to the space.

The styled arrangement of racks and tables reinforces the boutique approach to the space. Image: Supplied

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Epic craft beers are thrown into the mix, but not for sale unfortunately.

Epic craft beers are thrown into the mix, but not for sale unfortunately. Image: Supplied

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Flying Nun adds a range of t-shirts to the collaborative space.

Flying Nun adds a range of t-shirts to the collaborative space. Image: Supplied

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Eclectic knick knacks add an element of surprise.

Eclectic knick knacks add an element of surprise. Image: Supplied

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Flotsam & Jetsam's industrial style gives Barkers a new edge.

Flotsam & Jetsam’s industrial style gives Barkers a new edge. Image: Supplied

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Heritage references are dotted around the space.

Heritage references are dotted around the space. Image: Supplied

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Shiny new converse shoes sit alongside older fittings.

Shiny new converse shoes sit alongside older fittings. Image: Supplied

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Audio gear and retro references are dispersed throughout the space.

Audio gear and retro references are dispersed throughout the space. Image: Supplied

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Battered timber floors, Flotsam & Jetsam industrial fittings, classic pieces of audio equipment and vintage manequins set the tone for Barker’s chic new temporary space on Auckland’s popular Ponsonby Road.

The store’s masculine, industrial-chic aesthetic and eclecticism is a noticeable shift from the traditional Barkers stores, emphasising the brand’s increased bent towards boutique and collaborative.

Alongside styled racks of Barkers mens clothes are exclusive vintage wool ties and hand-crafted leather goods by Parisian, tees with Flying Nun and exclusive ranges from Timex, Converse and Leuchtturm. There’s also a collection of the best Barkers (we all remember the classic track-pants) and little brother merchandise, and more scattered surprises within the store space.

Barkers (& friends) is only open for eight weeks. Check it out at 154 Ponsonby Road, Auckland. www.barkersclothing.co.nz


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