Store Spotlight: Abicus, Newcastle
June 20, 2016
Clothes-cum-record store Abicus resides in the sun-drenched New South Welsh beach town of Newcastle, seamlessly combining the owners’ mutual love for music and fashion. Tim and Tiffany have stocked Vanishing Elephant for as long as we can remember, so we recently packed ourselves in the car and paid them a visit to chat about the store, their favourite Ve things, and their soon to arrive bundle of joy...
When I close my eyes I see... Tiff: black and sparkles. Tim: inkwells. I never thought I would/could... Tiff: alongside Tim, do the complete design and fit out of our new Abicus store two and a half years ago. It was a nine-month project, 80 hour weeks, only about five days off in total. It was so physically and mentally demanding, it nearly broke us... but we did it! Tim: recreate ‘Closing Forever Sky’ album live with Firekites for Sydney Festival last January. It was in the Spiegeltent, an offer we couldn’t refuse... three months of rehearsals later! Ha. My favourite Ve piece is...Tim: Woven leather Burgundy Cap Toe points from 2012. (They need to be re-issued asap!) Tiff: Another very hard one; I would say my blue eece lined Anorak as it’s been my go-to staple for the last two winters. Also I do love my VE shoes, I have about 10+ pairs but favourites would be the Riding Boots in Tan and my Black Patent loafers. When I grow up, I want to/to be... Tiff: a mother. Tim: design and build my own house.
By Danica Brown, Images by Cameron Quilty, taken from Vanishing Elephant Issue #2
Find Abicus in Newcastle, abicus.com.au