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Shop with timeless style is open to suggestions

VINTAGE MIX: Kasia Jarzebak is the fashion manager at Modscene Clothing.
VINTAGE MIX: Kasia Jarzebak is the fashion manager at Modscene Clothing. Luka Kauzlaric

A LONG-TIME lover of retro, Modscene Clothing fashion manager Kasia Jarzebak said her Polish heritage was one reason she was drawn to the style her store has become known for.

Ms Jarzebak, 23, moved to Gladstone from Europe with her family when she was four years old, although she visits Poland often to see family.

"It's very simple over there. It's a different lifestyle," she said.

"It's a weird mix of very modern and traditional."

It was when Ms Jarzebak moved to Canberra after finishing school in the region that she got a taste of working in retail.

"That's where I was managing a couple of retail stores," she said.

"I've been doing retail for five to six years. It's a whole other kettle of fish owning your own shop."

Ms Jarzebak moved back to Gladstone two-and-a-half years ago, starting Modscene Clothing at the Nightowl Centre in December last year.

"My family is all here, I grew up here," she said of what attracted her to come back.

"It's nice that everything is so close-knit."

The women's clothing shop is a labour of love for the travel consultant, who, when not working at HelloWorld, puts as much time as possible into her shop.

"I've always liked vintage things, quirky patterns and prints, and hairstyles," she said. "It's definitely a niche market."

Ms Jarzebak is looking to expand the store and the vast interest shown in her store at the recent Style Me Up event is a promising sign for its future.

"A lot of other people who wouldn't have come to the store found out about us," she said of the event.

"We just want to encourage people to try different things. It's a timeless kind of style. You never know until you try it."

And try on you can, as the Modscene Clothing caters from XS to 4XXXL in most styles.

"If you like it you should be able to try it on," she said.

Currently stocking well-known brand Hell Bunny and attracted to quality pieces that flatter the female form, Ms Jarzebak said the store was still getting ideas and asking people what they would like to see stocked.

"If anyone would like to suggest styles or brands, we're open to that," she said.

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