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There's plenty in store in very chic throwback film Ladies in Black

Back before the days of ASOS and The Iconic...

Prepare yourself for a healthy dose of nostalgia, as Ladies In Black sets the clock back to Sydney 1959.

Based on the novel of the same name, the Australian film follows Lisa (Angourie Rice), a shy young schoolgirl who takes a summer job at Goode's – a David Jones-style high-end department store.

She's quickly exposed to a whole new world, falling in love with fashion while meeting migrants for the very first time.

Goode's co-workers Patty, Lisa and Fay.
Goode's co-workers Patty, Lisa and Fay.

It doesn't take long for Lisa to realise the shortcomings of her suburban upbringing.

Newcomer Angourie is magnetic as doe-eyed Lisa, while Rachael Taylor and Alison McGirr steal the show as Lisa's mischievous co-workers, Fay and Patty respectively .

Also keep an eye out for Shane Jacobson, Susie Porter, Ryan Corr and Noni Hazlehurst, who round out the impressive homegrown line-up.

Susie Porter plays Lisa's parents, Mr and Mrs Miles.
Susie Porter plays Lisa's parents, Mr and Mrs Miles.

Behind the camera, Ladies In Black marks a long-awaited return for Oscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford, who is helming his first Aussie film in a decade.

Funny, charming and full of heart, the flick is sure to charm.

Ladies in Black is in cinemas now, scroll up to watch the Australian cast in action in the trailer.

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