Empire Revival is the reinvention of the iconic Paddington Antique Centre.
PAC is the oldest surviving antique centre in Australia. When PAC was founded in 1985, the company focussed on carrying a wide range of antiques and collectables. Today, people live differently and shop differently.
The centre model, which invites the leasing of retail space to a variety of businesses, is a sound concept. However, this concept is relevant to a variety of businesses, not just antique dealers. As Empire Revival, we see ourselves as a collective of diverse traders that work cooperatively to provide a dynamic and interesting shopping experience for customers.
Our vision is to evolve into a modern boutique department store that focuses on interesting, unusual, and good quality jewellery, furniture, fashion, and homewares, many of which will be pre-loved or recycled. Our antique, vintage and retro stock will be completed by good quality, new items to provide concepts for how we like to style our homes today.
We will aim to assertively re-establish the idea of a retail “experience”. Our mission is to embrace retail theatre to create memorable stories with lasting impressions. Our building will continue to be a distinctive destination for our customers. Come and see us to shop but also to experience something you can’t get online.
To assist us in creating this new retail theatre, we will be reaching out to our extraordinary creative communities, primarily in the South East of our state, but also nationally, and internationally.
Watch this space!