About Harper St

Harper St is a Peregian Beach based boutique inspired by a desire to offer beautifully curated collections of ladies apparel, homewares, jewellery and gifts with a focus on effortless style, cosy, casual feels and laidback luxury.
We love our village vibe here at Peregian, and we pride ourselves on delivering an authentic shopping experience, friendly service and going above and beyond for our wonderful customers.

We have a strong focus on Australian Made designs. Internationally we collaborate with companies who are committed to ethical business practices, cutting edge style and sustainability.

Harper St, although modest in size, is big in personality and reflects the ethos and spirit of its modern-day owner Nic and retail superstar Verity.

Please pop in and say hello in the heart of beautiful Peregian Beach.
VERITY SINCLAIR

retail superstar

Verity enjoys finding her customers the perfect piece to add to their wardrobe or home using her expert product knowledge.

Verity uses all her experience from traveling the world, living in London, and modeling through her younger years to more recently running a family business with her husband designing interior spaces, and constructing homes for clients in NSW and QLD.

Verity has worked in retail on and off for over 20 years. Verity's fondest moment in her life was two years exploring our beautiful country with her husband and two gorgeous girls, gathering up tonnes of Australian culture, history, and the vibes of superb locations.

Verity enjoys her days at Harper St chatting to her gorgeous customers about their travel adventures, and fashion loves.

Verity will always give one-on-one service and attention to all, either online or in-store.

 

NIC MAKIM

owner + creator

My gig is all about helping others feel amazing. Creating happiness for those who touch our earthy ceramics, feel our handcrafted bronze jewellery, smell our seductive scents, connect in conversation with us, walk around our store, hangout on our website or view our window full of artful fashion and hearts.  Happiness is an internal process but a cracking design, fabulous kicks. edgy jewellery and sexy scent go a very long way towards helping one feel flipping amazing. 

Many of our designs have hearts, stars, rainbows, flying fish (metaphor for releasing your imagination) and LOVE woven within their design which all resonate a feeling of goodness.

With two years experience in retail but a lifetime of being surrounded by style, class and design I’ve got an eye. I know a good thing when I see it. I’ve found a love for curating edgy collections. I’m keen on sustainability, ethical and slow fashion. It’s not dull and boring anymore. It’s a very exciting time for slow fashion.

I think in Australia we are sitting on a plethora of natural talent and many of us, including myself are beginning to put our money where our mouths are by investing in Australian made designs. If, however, there is something crazy cool going on internationally I’m right in on the action. But again there has to be an authentic edge. 

 I don’t do ‘boring’ and thrive on authenticity. For me it’s not about trying to be ‘out there different’ it is simply about not following the crowd and not wearing what everyone else is wearing. Could be the undoing of my gig but it’s the only way I rock. Thankfully we have an abundance of incredible customers whom I adore chatting with. I listen very carefully to them all and I am enormously grateful for each and everyone of my lovely locals and fabulous visitors. 

I’m not interested in selling stuff I’m all about quality fabric, cutting edge design and the beautiful people behind the brand. Happens every time…the more authentically gorgeous the designer, the more beautiful the piece and the more gorgeous the client buying the piece. I love being stuck right in the middle of all this gorgeousness winging in, out and around Harper St.

I’ve shared a little about my story before Harper St in this article on our blog - Harper St | Behind The Scenes