Founded in 2002 by husband and wife team, Robert and Phoebes Garland. Garland & Garland Fashion is a leading fashion marketing sales and fashion consulting agency based in Sydney, Australia. A highly respected fashion agency; driven, astute and across many different areas of the Australian fashion industry with a strong knowledge of garment sales, range collaboration, brokering licencing partnerships, brokering development with major retailers and a thorough knowledge of wholesale sales, range development and independent retail. We develop strong relationships with our fashion buyers while offering a partnership approach to consulting with brands to maximise sales, ensuring their product offers great value for money and to maximise a strong sell-through at retail.
Between the two, Phoebes & Robert Garland have over 60 years sales experience in the fashion, publishing and advertising industries and are a formidable team driven team.
Robert Garland was described by Ragtrader magazine, as a “veteran rag trader” with a stellar career of over 40 years experience in the fashion industry, working as a National Sales Manager, Retailer, Fashion Agent, Area Manager & Fashion Buyer. Robert is highly respected and liked by his peers for his solid fashion industry experience. With his calm nature and over 40 years in the industry, people take notice of his advice when Robert speaks. Robert has been the agent in the past for Table Eight, Lisa Ho, Sirocco, The Discovery Group and many others. Robert has also paved the way for his two daughters who have gone on to forge successful careers in their own right in the Australian fashion industry, both Melanie Flintoft, owner of Australian Fashion Labels, a global multi-brand fashion business with a multi-million dollar turnover which encompasses (Cameo, Finders Keepers, Jaggar, TY-LR, Fifth Label, Keepsake + flagship store BNKR) and daughter Rebecca Hoffman, owner of The Birdcage Boutique, who both reside in Adelaide.
Phoebes Garland has had a diverse career in sales in fashion, publishing and advertising for over 25 years. Described as a “power agent” by Assia Benmedjdoub, editor of Ragtrader magazine. With Sacha Strebe, former editor of Fashion Exposed Online describing Phoebes Garland as “immutable” and an “industry figurehead”. Phoebes has worked as a National Advertising Manager in publishing and grown sales sections by 500%+ in her career, in both the fashion and publishing industries. For over 11 years, Phoebes was invited as a regular Features Writer Exposed Online, a publication of Fashion Exposed which is distributed to 60,000 plus subscribers in the fashion industry. A strong passion for the fashion industry, Phoebes is also involved in all different aspects of the fashion industry, as a fashion writer, commentator, consultant, mentor, and is on the advisory board for Fashion Design Studio (Sydney TAFE) as they embark on the new university degree, Bachelor of Fashion Design in 2015.
Phoebes & Robert Garland are regularly sought for comment from various media on the latest business fashion topics and issues. Garland & Garland was invited to be mentors to designers with industry body Australian Fashion Chamber now known as Australian Fashion Council.
Garland & Garland Fashion also founded fashioninitiative.com.au a site covering fashion, luxury, products and event coverage. In 2017 they founded G x G Collective their own luxe jewellery lifestyle brand.