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June 12, 2022

Luxury Fashion with an Australian Expert: Gab Waller Partners With Jackalope Hotels

Kathryn Shanks
Luxury Fashion with an Australian Expert: Gab Waller Partners With Jackalope Hotels
We spoke with Australian luxury shopper Gab Waller about her exclusive private styling packages with Melbourne’s iconic Jackalope Hotels.

This month, Gab Waller is partnering with Jackalope Hotels and FWRD to bring her expertise back to Melbourne. As an in-demand personal shopper with a global network of clients and suppliers, Gab is the go-to for hard-to-source luxury items and now, with her collaborations with retailers FWRD and Treasures of NYC, Melburnian fashion lovers have the chance to consult with Gab one-on-one.

Between June 19–25, people will have the opportunity to stay at Jackalope and enjoy a personal styling session with Gab, followed by an intimate dinner with her in Jackalope’s restaurant, Doot Doot Doot. Hunter Lab is adding to the experience with a skin consultation and application with their resident Skin Guru, while and Brooke Hogan’s ‘Our Pilates’ will be hosting private poolside Pilates sessions across the week.

We spoke with Gab Waller to learn more about her upcoming Jackalope partnership – read on to hear from the fashion expert herself!

You are renowned for sourcing unique luxury pieces for many of your high-profile clients. How did you start your journey in this space?

Sourcing ended up being the perfect intersection of the excitement I get from finding solutions to unique problems and my entrepreneurial spirit. As someone who had shopped luxury, I was aware luxury items have always been a more difficult acquisition in Australia and knew sourcing possessed a massive opportunity. Since day one, I have been able to attribute the growth of Gab Waller to the word-of-mouth from my incredible clients!

Can you provide some insight into your process?

Gab Waller offers a fashion-product sourcing service that specialises in finding high-demand or completely sold-out pieces. When our clients are searching for that impossible-to-acquire piece, we step in as their personal fashion detective!

You are hosting your first Jackalope event. It must be very exciting to share some of your tips and showcase curated pieces from Treasures of NYC and FWRD. What are your hopes for participants?

This is the first time I have offered an experience of this kind to my clientele in Australia, where they will be able to shop with me directly one-on-one. I am so proud to be bringing two iconic American retailers back with me as their very first time in the Australian market. When partnering with Jackalope it was significant to me that we were offering guests exclusive pieces that you couldn't pick up domestically. I believe these two shops meet that goal perfectly! I cannot wait for everyone to see what my team, FWRD, and Treasures of NYC will have in store at Jackalope!

Why did you partner with Jackalope in particular?

When I decided to make the trip back to Australia, I knew I had to deliver in terms of the assortment that I would be able to offer our guests and with that comes presenting this experience in a setting that matches the calibre of the offering. Jackalope meets and exceeds these expectations!

Treasures of NYC has a lot of amazing vintage and bespoke pieces – which one has been your favourite recently?

I’m immediately attracted to most things Chanel, but Treasures of NYC has some incredible velour pieces at the moment that are calling my name!

The FWRD platform has quickly become my favourite e-commerce store. When shopping online, what are some of your tips?

It’s all about being selective with the pieces that you choose to invest in for your own wardrobe. Is this piece going to be worn multiple times, can I wear it from season-to-season and year after year? If I’m only going to wear a piece once, it had better be spectacular or worn to a very special occasion.

Let's close with your three must-have items for Australians this winter.

My top 3 must-haves at the moment are a fabulous blazer jacket, an amazing pair of jeans, and an assortment of neutral staples!

A huge thank you to Gab Waller for speaking with us about this amazing fashion event – we're sure it's going to be incredible!

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