The Intersection Paddington is a “High Street retail precinct” wholly devoted to the
retail display of important Australian Fashion.
In the early 1960’s, Oxford Street Paddington began to emerge as the place to go to
find fashion, be it Australia or International.
The late 1800’s and early 1900’s shop-top terraces, typical of those found in many
International cities were suitable for small emerging fashion designers to retail their
designs with their manufacturing or office or homes upstairs.
The expansion of fashion along Oxford Street accelerated during the seventies and
eighties and by the 1990’s, Oxford Street Paddington was considered the centre of
fashion in Australia.
The bookending of Oxford Street by the development of two major Mall Shopping
Centres, caused a significant exodus of International fashion brands to those Malls
with the smaller and more unique fashion businesses remaining in Oxford Street
During the late 1990’s and early 2000’s I developed a desire to create a unique
Australian only retail fashion precinct, along Oxford Street.
I was particularly attracted to the Intersection of Oxford Street and Glenmore Roads
Paddington because of the beauty of the historic Victoria Barracks, the lawns
abutting the Barracks and the Jacaranda trees.
The architectural charms of Glenmore Road were inspiring.
I will forever be grateful to Scanlon and Theodore for their recognition of my vision
and their agreeing in 2004 to be the first tenant to anchor in The Intersection
Paddington Australian Fashion precinct.