A traveling Candy Bar might sound like something from your childhood, but Karen Walker’s Candy Bar is a little bit more grown up and a lot sweeter. The retail concept is Karen Walker’s latest exclusive offering from her eyewear range, and has already spent six months travelling the world. The installation is actually two separate “Candy Bars,” each travelling around the globe from the U.S to Asia and is currently in New Zealand and Australia.

The Candy Bar is calling Incu in Sydney and Melbourne home for its Australian stop, with Incu in Melbourne playing host from 14 January to 11 February.

Aptly done up in a cotton candy pink and no bigger than a shipping crate, the Candy Bar is a unique installation. Karen Walker has stocked the bar with both her complete eyewear collection plus six new frames in candy coloured finishes. Think pistachio macaroon greens, pastel pinks, cotton candy and licorice all-sorts worthy colour combinations. Walker released the new frames, including Deep Freeze, Harvest and Super Duper Strength, as limited editions only available through the Candy Bar.



The Candy Bar itself is a neat pop-up display case with minimal branding and merchandising. These particulars are left to each stop to decide on, giving the Candy Bar an ever-changing face or, flavor.

The world tour and new designs celebrate Karen Walker’s immense global success. Her collections have proved strong season after season and her eyewear has sold out more often than not. The Candy Bar will continue to travel through New Zealand before it makes the journey back north for Europe and North America throughout 2013.

Be sure to visit the Incu Women’s store in Melbourne this month before the Candy Bar leaves our shores for good.  Or, if you yourself are travelling this year, be sure to follow the Candy Bars’ journey through karenwalkercandybar.com.

About The Author

Darby-Perrin Larner

Darby-Perrin Larner writes about clothes, people paid to pose and designers. Once he finished high school, he packed his bags and moved to Melbourne in pursuit of something different. Now he juggles university, contributing to Couturing.com and his side project, DASH. Darby digs fashion, music from A-trak to Zee Avi, and has an expensive film habit.

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