parlour x has been a fixture in sydney's flourishing fashion scene since its insurrection almost three decades ago. by 2015, picking up a prix de marie claire for best australian boutique along the way, it became apparent they had outgrown their original terrace location. earlier this year parlour x relocated to st. john's church, not only a historic building, but also a much bigger space in the upscale paddington neighbourhood. built in 1845, the church is a landmark of oxford street and has been lovingly transformed by founder eva galambos in collab with acclaimed local practice tobias partners. the building is heritage-listed and thus the renovation focused on preserving its shell while adding subtle finishes that contrast beautifully with the majestic backdrop of sandstone. as said, parlour x has become a preferred shopping destination of the city's fashion forward and stocks a tightly curated range of high-end women's brands from down under and across the planet, including céline, maticevski, chloè, christopher esber and balmain. loction: 261 oxford street [paddington].