Sportsgirl changed Australia’s fashion history. In the 1960s it introduced youth fashion, instantly becoming the ‘go to’ place for Australian girls loving their first taste of freedom.
Anything Can Happen is the story of the Bardas years of Sportsgirl (1948-1994) when the Bardas family ran the business. These years of excitement and creativity ended in tragedy but for Australian women Sportsgirl’s story is the story of their youth!
Who doesn’t know the striped bag? Decade after decade Sportsgirl brought new and exciting merchandise to its customers, and built a reputation for hosting the wildest parties and promotions in the industry.
Sportsgirl was a place where fun and business mixed. Most of Australia’s leading fashion identities learnt from an apprenticeship working at Sportsgirl and they all loved their days there.
Anything Can Happen is supported by lavish fashion photography from Australia’s top photographers and best-loved models, as well as quotes and stories from across the fashion industry. This beautifully designed and produced book is an exciting ride through the rise of one of Australia’s most successful and unconventional retailers.